Why don’t you come along with me...on a Magic Carp(et) Ride

LEGO builders have often explored the theme of “speeder bikes” – flying motorcycle-esque vehicles with a grand and glorious racing tradition. (Or, for those looking for the possible origins of the trope, a callback to the forest chase scene in Return of the Jedi. Although usually built in minifigure scale for maxium swooshability, there’s no reason that one couldn’t make a larger version. In fact, Eero Okkonen has done just that in Kiirus Ögonblick and The Carp Speeder, mixing skill in large figure builds with…a fish. Not just any fish, though, but a carp. A blue and orange, jet powered, mechanical-hybrid carp….Because why not?

Kiirus Ögonblick and The Carp Speeder

As you’d expect from Eero, the fish-speeder has some great part usage. The fins are transparent orange, with bubble canopies in the front and 3×12 hinge plates with angled side extensions in the back. The head is created from dark blue Bionicle armor with technic pins for eyes. The biological gives way to the mechanical after the head, with transparent blue tubing and garage door panels complementing the light grey engines and exhaust.

The rider, Kiirus Ögonblick, also deserves some closer attention. Decked out in light blue and yellow racing gear, she features printed tiles to denote corporate sponsorship. Her lime green hair is decorated with red hair pins, each topped with a Technic Goblin ball joint. And while her studded belt and Friends flower-decorated shoes are fun, my favorite detail is the LEGO Movie 2 Heart on her shirt.

Kiirus Ögonblick and The Carp Speeder

If you’re interested in the thoughts behind the construction, you can read more via Eero’s blog post

1 comment on “Why don’t you come along with me...on a Magic Carp(et) Ride

  1. Håkan

    Btw, “Ögonblick” is Swedish for “Moment (in time)”. It’s not a regular surname either in Sweden or Finland, though.

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