Meet David Aguilar, 19 Year Old Amputee Who Built a Prosthetic Arm From LEGO Blocks

Meet David Aguilar, 19 Year Old Amputee Who Built a Prosthetic Arm From LEGO Blocks

  • 19-year-old David Aguilar has made history after building the worlds first fully functioning robotic arm from Lego blocks
  • The talented young man was born with Poland Syndrome, causing some defects to his right arm
  • Today, the brainy young man continues to pursue his studies in bio-engineering and hopes to help others just like him

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David Aguilar is the Spanish teenager who can build anything with Lego. The talented young man has made history by creating the world’s first working robotic prosthetic arm using only the colourful building materials.

Meet David Aguilar, 19 Year Old Amputee Who Built a Prosthetic Arm From LEGO Blocks
David Aguilar is a 19-Year-Old amputee who built a prosthetic arm using only LEGO blocks. Images: @handsolo99/Twitter
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“I can do push ups with this thing. It’s quite strong,” said the 19-year-old.

Born with the Poland Syndrome birth defect, Aguilar has shared how he built himself a prosthetic right arm from LEGO bricks back in 2019 and 2018. As his right arm never fully developed and he has some difficulty it, the passionate engineer has been working on the concept ever since he was 9-years-old, You Magazine reports.

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Today, Aguilar is well-known for building with LEGO bricks, being a 2017 Guinness World record holder and the 2020 LEGO Masters France winner, Brick Fanatics reports.

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The brainy young man has been studying bio-engineering at the International University of Catalonia and hopes to use his passion to help others one day.

Talented man builds artificial hand for brother after he lost 2 fingers

In related news, Briefly News previously reported that a man changed the look of his brother's hand by creating a new one for him.

His brother, Ubokobong Amanam Sunday lost two of his fingers after suffering an explosion with a firework on New year's eve.

Ubokobong's parents sought to help their son who got depressed after the incident by getting him an artificial limb from Germany.

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Unfortunately, the limb would be easily identifiable by people as it was designed to be used by a white man - its colour didn't match Ubokobong's dark sin.

This dilemma moved Ubokobong's talented elder brother, John Amanam, who is a sculptor to make a black artificial limb for him.

Before now, John does special effects in the movie industry and hadn't explored making black limbs.

But soon after he had made the limb for his brother, John delved fully into making black limbs fit for use by Africans needing prosthetics.

In an interview with BBC News Africa, an African hand makes it difficult for people to differentiate between a prosthesis and an amputation.

"A realistic and African hand is important in the sense that he (his brother) feels unnoticed, he feels hidden because one cannot differentiate between the prosthesis and the amputation."

People marvel at the man's creation

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Grace C. Kogo commented:

"Wonderful may you do great thing's in jesus name."

Dawn Mercury said:

"Amazing.....there are soooooo.
"Many heroes among us."

Val Fane reacted:

"What a wonderful story...wonderful, talented, skilled brother!"

Althea Roberts stated:

"That is so wonderful for you and great work by your brother God bless both of you."

Source: Briefly.co.za

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