Tortoises are expert in winning the races in a slow and steady way. But Blade is one specimen who cannot win a race even if he wants to do it in a slow way as he has got a growth disorder that has affected his legs. He finds it difficult to move or crawl.
This small tortoise was suffering with a big problem until his sympathetic and innovative owner, Iris Peste, who thought in terms of walkers, rollers or prostheses for this adorable creature. He came up with an innovative solution.
He thought immediately of LEGO's building blocks that his son used to play with and fit them to the underside of the shell of the tortoise. He made two wheel sets to support the body of the critter so that Blade could move around on wheel until his legs healed over a long period of time. He changed Blade from a crawler to a Blade Runner.
This temporary wheelchair arrangement for Blade is a makeshift one as it can be taken off easily. Once the legs heal, this support will not be required. This present transformation is simply amazing. Blade is able to wheel around without much difficulty. The wheels have given his legs an opportunity to exercise and develop strength in its own sweet time.
This is practicality and innovation at its best, especially when it has gone on to help a tortoise in need.