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Date: 2018-03-15

Ever since he was a kid, David Aguilar was obsessed with LEGO.

He spent his childhood building cars, planes, helicopters and eventually his own prosthetic. Born with a deformed arm, the self-named "Hand Solo" (get it) decided to take his LEGO-Building skills to the next level.

At the age of 18, he perfected his designs with the MK2, a prosthetic arm with the ability to bend and pick up objects with a pincer-like grip. Now he is the coolest kid on the block.

David said, “I made an arm out of LEGO pieces that I had used before to make a helicopter. I took it apart and built it, using the form of my hand. It completely fits the interior part of my arm."

Aguilar explained that he can control the opening and closing of his hand from his stump. David's right arm never developed properly, which means he only has the use of one hand. He was able to use the popular children's toy to create a false limb, which he is able to operate using his malformed arm.

Have a look at the video below to see how Davi Aguilar's prosthetic LEGO-arm have changed over the years, since the first design when he was 9-years-old, till the newly designed MK2 prosthetic arm.

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