I love Christina Stephens‘ amazing time-lapse of her building her own Lego prosthetic leg.

Someone in my research lab jokingly suggested I make a prosthetic leg out of legos.

The joke’s on you – I went home and did it.

Please don’t do this yourself, I don’t want you to fall and get hurt!

Sometimes, you just need to be silly.

[via Kotaku h/t Brian]

John Baichtal

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net

  • http://msamba.wordpress.com agogo22

    Reblogged this on msamba.

  • OIK2

    Excellent job! I think if you could add some flexation in the ankle region, and beef up and lengthen the calf you could reduce the separation you were experiencing.

    I like the addition of toes on the foot! Do standard prosthetics have toes?

  • ameyring

    Gluing the bricks would help if this prosthetic were to be used as a test of a suitable prosthetic design before ordering the official one.

  • http://gravatar.com/cottewmitch cottewmitch

    she built legos that close to a vent?! risk taker lol if i had a nickel for every lego that went through a vent grate, i would have 3 nickels.