Introduction: Broken Arm Lego Accessories

Ok, so here is the story... My boy busted his arm on the playground playing cops and robbers. He got his arm set and about a week later, got a beautiful green and black cast. As we were driving him home from school a couple days later, we had a great idea. We decided to 'accessorize' his new arm. We drove to Walmart to pick up supplies...

Step 1: Supplies...

At Walmart we bought a Lego set that had some flat pieces in it. My son has Legos, but he did not want to use any of the ones he has, since they are all Star Wars models. We also bought some waterproof epoxy putty (look for it in the automotive or the home improvement sections of the store).

We also rounded up a few accessories... A voice recorder/changer, a compass, a flashlight, a USB drive and a small box.

Step 2: How To...

Following the instructions on the putty, we mixed and kneaded the putty, and then putty-glued a large flat Lego directly on the cast. We also glued matching Lego pieces onto his accessories! Interestingly, the epoxy putty gets hot as the chemicals react and attach the Legos to the accessories and the cast.

Step 3: Final Outcome...

We let the epoxy set for a couple of hours and then tried out the accessorized cast. The Legos worked perfectly! He could not wait to take his accessories to school!

We showed his arm to mom and she said, "You did what?"

All in all, it was a fun little project and did not affect the cast and made his broken arm more fun. The doctor was able to cut off the cast as usual.

I hope you enjoyed this Instructable!

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KwartzKitten made it! (author)2011-08-04

Oh that is just the coolest idea

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Craigers102598 made it! (author)2009-04-28

I havent even broke my arm yet P.S. Im 10 is that natural?

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Bigev made it! (author)Bigev2009-05-12

I just broke my wrist 9 months ago, still not healed. Never break thine wrist.

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johnet326 made it! (author)johnet3262011-06-25

And it likely never will. I broke both wrists (@ different times). Don't ask.
One was in a cast for over a year.

Now more than thirty years later, arthritis in both wrists. Hopefully medical practices have improved since then. It was the dark ages after all.

Getting old ain't for sissies.

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Warlrosity made it! (author)Warlrosity2009-06-12

Mine is broken NOW

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Bigev made it! (author)Bigev2009-06-12

I just had a screw put in mine. I hate casts...

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makerboy112 made it! (author)makerboy1122010-04-26

I had a radial head break in my arm. I have to go to therapy now and get xrays everyother month

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aeray made it! (author)aeray2010-12-14

I'm 30 and have never broken a bone, or had a cavity. I rock climb, mountaineer, mountain bike, backpack, back country ski, whitewater kayak and raft, and have (and do still) work in accident-prone industries.

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Win7Maniac made it! (author)Win7Maniac2010-04-15

Lol broke mine 5 years ago. Still not healed? Appearently so. Gotta hate when that happens. . .

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mason0190 made it! (author)mason01902010-07-16

im 12 and i havent broke crap

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The nerdling made it! (author)The nerdling2011-05-29

i'm turning 15 and i have'nt broken anything
besides my teeth 

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Iridium7 made it! (author)Iridium72009-04-28

yeah im 13 and my worst injury was a jammed wrist. trust me DON"T DO ANYTHING STUPID and you won't get hurt.

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Houdinipeter made it! (author)Houdinipeter2009-05-02

not true, alot of people get injured during sports

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toogers made it! (author)toogers2009-05-05

i jumped on a yoga ball, went 5 feet in the air, and ,trying to breaak my fall, i pointed my fist to the ground. not smart......

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mason0190 made it! (author)mason01902010-07-16

my friend punched the floor and shattered his thumb and palm... that suddenly makes you look like einstein

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Doctor Freeman made it! (author)Doctor Freeman2011-05-07

late, but yeah, lol... why did he punch thy floor?

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mason0190 made it! (author)mason01902010-07-16

mine was a jammed pinky toe. i must be lucky :3 never evn stung by a bee otherwise

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jamwaffles made it! (author)jamwaffles2009-05-07

I broke my arm wen i feel off the roof of a bouncy castle when i was like 12, and it happened on THE FIRST DAY of our 6weeks break... :P

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mason0190 made it! (author)mason01902010-07-16

wait... why were you on the roof... and how did you get up there...

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jamwaffles made it! (author)jamwaffles2010-07-16

The only way i can describe it is the roof was made of two 'tubular arches' if you get me. And i got up there by jumping at the corner of the walls till i got on top of them, and it all went from there :P

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mason0190 made it! (author)mason01902010-07-20

that doesnt explain WHY you were up there

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jamwaffles made it! (author)jamwaffles2010-07-21

Erm... Hmm... Showing off I guess. It's also something I liked to do with bouncy castles - their normal uses got boring after a while.

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pdub77 made it! (author)pdub772009-05-08

certain activities can predispose you to broken bones. building ramps for my bike and attempting crazy skateboarding maneuvers was my downfall. a lot of fun, though. =)

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Warlrosity made it! (author)Warlrosity2009-06-12

I fell over..

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bpwagner made it! (author)bpwagner2009-06-12

All you need is some waterproof epoxy putty and some legos... walmart...then past some pics...

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microman171 made it! (author)microman1712009-05-07

I wouldn't worry about it. I'm almost 16 and haven't had any injury that has hospitalised me.

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msdrpepper made it! (author)msdrpepper2009-05-07

Hmmm I'd say you were normal. Not everyone breaks their arms. my son will be 11 next weekend (not this coming) and he has not broke. His arm yet. And I aclmost 50 and have no broken arms so far. Knock On wood!

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yeah568 made it! (author)yeah5682009-05-05

Heh, I'm 11, and I still haven't had any major injuries either, so, yeah, that's natural.

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toogers made it! (author)toogers2009-05-05

i'm 11 and broke my LEG when i was 2.

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bpwagner made it! (author)bpwagner2009-04-29

My son has broken his arm twice. Be careful on the playground!

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Triblade101 made it! (author)Triblade1012009-05-05

Well...I broke my wrist twice but the thing is...it broke in the same place twice before it healed. I was a reckless kid. :-) Now I'm a reckless, 17 year old, kid. :-P

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Plasmana made it! (author)Plasmana2009-05-01

I never had any serious injury in my life. Yet... And I am 16.

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NoBetterName made it! (author)NoBetterName2009-04-29

I've broken my arm 4 times and I'm 22. The first was when I was 11 months old. But then again, I'm not normal.

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ChrysN made it! (author)ChrysN2009-04-29

Hey, I'm in my 30s and I've yet to break a bone. Maybe when I hit 40 I'll fall apart!

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=SMART= made it! (author)=SMART=2009-04-29

its not natural to break your arm !!

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JMSL2009 made it! (author)2009-11-19

 Have you heard about Casttoo?

It's a Tattoo Design that applies directly to the cast surface and makes a world of difference to the person who uses it.

I sent one to my cousin after ordering on their website www.casttoo.com She said it arrived within 2 days, was easy to apply and made her feel a million times better!

I highly recommend it!


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Houdinipeter made it! (author)Houdinipeter2010-07-16

definitely depends on the broken's age. this sounds great for more self conscious people. opposed to kids or young at heart who like cool toys. ible for a diy version of this?

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bigmark made it! (author)2009-04-28

I would love 2 try the flashlight on our puppy..lol great idea

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ArvindTheNinja made it! (author)ArvindTheNinja2009-05-01

lol "robo-puppie"

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mason0190 made it! (author)mason01902010-07-16

rum rith me if roo ront roo rive

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ArvindTheNinja made it! (author)ArvindTheNinja2009-05-01

by the way what happened to your puppy?

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bigmark made it! (author)bigmark2009-05-01

I was trying to get my daughter off to school,the puppy was behind me one second,& under my foot the next.I went down she was crying.I started crying. my daughter & two sons started crying.so we all missed two hours of school to take milla to the vet.$222.85 should get it off next week

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lemonie made it! (author)2009-04-28

Yea, that's a good idea. When they cut the thing off keep it, and mod' so it can still be worn? L

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Erfunden made it! (author)Erfunden2009-04-28

I tried that when I broke my arm back in elementary school. It wasn't nearly as much fun to wear as I thought, mostly because the cast is so stinky. But then, my cast might have smelled worse than most as I refused to quite swim team while it was on. Still, it would be cool to take an old cast and turn it into a mega man-style nerf gun or something...

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bowmaster made it! (author)bowmaster2009-04-28

Ya, attach the Vulcan on the right side, the Longshot on the left side, the Rocket launcher on top, and the maverick on bottom. Then not be able to lift your arm.

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mason0190 made it! (author)mason01902010-07-16

but be unstoppable regardless

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the_mad_man made it! (author)the_mad_man2009-05-02

or break your arm just above the cast from the weight

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bowmaster made it! (author)bowmaster2009-05-03

That would be funny. As long as it didn't happen to you.

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bpwagner made it! (author)bpwagner2009-04-29

Did not even think about Nerf. Agree, that would be great!

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bpwagner made it! (author)bpwagner2009-04-29

We still have the cast. We did spray it with Lysol. They get gross after a while.

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