Enjoy This Adorable LEGO Tortoise Wheelchair

Rebecca OConnell


As a result of a growth disorder, Blade the tortoise found himself immobilized. Luckily for him, his owner Iris Peste brought him to the right veterinarian.

Dr. Carsten Plischke cleverly crafted Blade his very own wheelchair using her son's LEGO bricks. Four tiny LEGO wheels were fitted to the bottom of the tortoise's shell with glue. By taking the weight off, the pet can use his limited abilities to pull himself around—sort of like a tiny turtle walker. Blade is expected to regain the ability to walk eventually, so the invention is a temporary fix to help him rebuild muscle strength. 

"For people there are walkers, rollators or prostheses but for animals there are no companies that produce something like that," Plischke explained. "The size variation of animals means they can't establish uniform products. So you have to come up with creative solutions; every animal needs its own treatment."

[h/t LaughingSquid.com]