Injured Tortoise Gets a Set of Lego Wheels to Help Him Move Again


Meet Blade the tortoise, who before now had a lot of trouble getting around. He wasn't just tortoise slow, he pretty much didn't even move which is why his owner Iris Peste decided to take Blade to see Dr. Carsten Plischke to find out what was wrong with him.

They found out the problem and came up with one of the coolest ways ever to help him move again. This is just another reason why LEGO is so awesome.

Dr. Carsten Plischke discovered Blade had a number of health problems but the most debilitating was his growth disorder.


His legs had become so weak he could no longer move.

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Dr. Carsten Plischke was inspired by his sons lego to create some new wheels for Blade.

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So now blade can zip about on his new wheels still whilst his back legs heal.

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And after he is fit and well again the wheels can be removed and Blade can move by himself again.

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Dr. Carsten Plischke, Blade and of course LEGO, you are all awesome!.

Images via Rex

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