Lego Wheelchairs

My niece Bean is two-and-a-half and she loves building structures with blocks – she calls them ‘structions’. The blocks we play with are the same ones that Fat Sister and I had as kids.

I have poor dexterity in my hands due to dystonia so these blocks are particularly good for me as they’re nice and chunky.

An old photography of Touretteshero and Fat Sister as children. Touretteshero is wearing a blue skirt and white top with black polkadot and is standing on an upturned red barrel and is smiling widely. Fat Sister is wearing a red and white striped t shirt and blue jeans and is also standing on an upturned red barrel on the left. In between the sisters is an enormous colourful duplo tower taller than both of then and the length of the height of the photograph. There are bookcases on either side of the sisters.

The other day, though, I had the first opportunity in a long time to play with some smaller, Lego blocks. The set I was playing with had lots of wheels so, naturally, I started making wheelchairs.

Photograph of Lego Wheelchair made by Touretteshero. It is made using colourful red, pink, green, teal, orange and blue blocks with big jumbo wheels and little castor wheels

Photograph of Lego Wheelchair made by Touretteshero. It is made using colourful translucent green, baby blue, yellow and blue blocks with big jumbo wheels and wide castor wheels. Other lego wheelchairs are visible in the background.

Photograph of Lego Wheelchair made by Touretteshero. It is made using colourful translucent green, baby blue, yellow and blue blocks with big jumbo wheels and wide castor wheels

I found this strangely relaxing and loved trying to come up with better and better colourful chairs.

Bean also loves wheelchairs so I made one for her teddy bear out of the Duplo blocks for her to play with. She was very impressed but somewhat disappointed when she found she couldn’t fit her own bum on it.

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