Thanks to LEGO, Turtle Walks Again



Schildi is not your average turtle. His leg was infected, leaving doctors no choice but to amputate it. Luckily, some awesome German vets found a way to make him a better, stronger, faster tortoise. Now, fitted with a Lego wheel for a leg, he’s a bionic hero in a half shell.

Doctors first placed a double wheel under Schildi but then realized turtles have a difficult time moving on them. Schildi now moves on a prothetic one LEGO wheel. Doctors expect that Schildi will get a flat tire about once a year due to the heavy usage.