Ok, I wasn't happy with the original length of the first Speeder Bike that Lego produced, so I altered it a bit with the use of a pair of lances. I know that the skis represent the accelerator pedals in the movie, but the way the hang down looks reasonably good, given the way that they are sat on in the movies.
I also chose to seat the Scout instead of standing him up on the bike because, in the movie, it looks much more like the characters are sitting on the bikes, even though their legs reach below the bottom of the frame of the bike.
I'm sorry for the state of the photos here people, I'm not a very good photographer...
And yes, I did cannibalzie a black antenna for the handlebars. The scout needed something to hold onto!
Seriously though, Lego creates new elelments all the time, I don't see why I shouldn't. I know that it is against the purist code, but frankly I've wandered past the code a few times in my Lego lifetime (about 18 years).