In a year that has seen many iconic bikes and other items from across the globe transform from one-off pieces to iconic pieces of art, the idea of building a bike from Lego seems like a natural fit.
“The idea of Lego is a bit of a natural thing to come up with and I thought ‘OK, let’s do it,'” said James Kallen, an artist and Lego enthusiast from California who built the first Lego bike in 2017.
“It’s not just about the bricks but the technology and the design.
You can’t just have the bricks.
You need to use all the parts, and then add the bricks to make a whole piece.”
James built a Lego bike, built it himself, and even sold it for $1,000 to support local charities.
He’s now been making Lego bike parts since 2017, and recently completed a set that’s built using the same construction methods that he used to build the original one.
“I wanted to create something that’s going to last me for the rest of my life, and that I’m going to be proud to share with the world,” he said.
“If I had to choose one thing that’s important to me, it’s that I built a bike that was durable, that was comfortable, and it was functional.”
The first Lego bicycle was constructed using a combination of Lego blocks and Lego parts.
It’s now being sold for around $1K per set.
James said that he started out with the intention of building something to inspire people to go outside and ride their bikes.
But after he started thinking about what he wanted to build and the challenges involved in making it work, he realized that there was no obvious way to do it, and so he set out to create a bike without bricks.
“You have to be a bit creative,” he explained.
“But you have to find a way to make the bricks as durable and as functional as possible, and you have a way of making it that’s aesthetically pleasing.”
He says he’s already been using the materials he built to build his second version of the bike.
“For the first one, I tried to use the bricks from the first set and I was able to make it,” he told Buzzfeed.
“Then I went and bought a couple of new sets that had some of the pieces from the second set that I didn’t have.
So I used a few parts that I already had.”
It took him a little bit to get the design of his bike in line with the original, but he’s still in the process of building his second set.
“With the second one, it was easier to get a little more detail into it,” James said.
After he built his first bike, James realized that the design and construction process could be a lot more involved.
“In my mind, there’s nothing wrong with it,” said James.
“That’s what I wanted to do with it.
He said that the main challenge he had was making sure that the bicycle wasn’t just a Lego frame, but that it also needed to be durable. “
He said he’s found that it’s a lot easier to make sure that a bicycle that’s designed to be ridden on a bike park is a bicycle with a seat and pedals that are strong enough to handle a lot.
“And it just felt like I was building an unfinished product, like a Lego thing. “
A lot of things that are built today, a lot less expensive,” he added.
“And it just felt like I was building an unfinished product, like a Lego thing.
So that’s when I decided to do something more creative.”
He’s also been building new pieces, including a pair of “sleds,” a bike rack, and a bike carrier.
James says that he hopes that he can do it again someday, and hopes that people will help him make the bike even better.
“Even if you can’t afford it, this is something you can build and have fun with,” he noted.
“People are going to see it, people are going, ‘Oh, that’s a Lego bicycle.’
So it’s cool to see that.”