July 4

Amputee Prosthetic Leg Made with Legos

Today, I’ve got a totally different kind of craft project to share. It’s fun, it’s different but it’s not very functional, as you can see in the video.

Christina Stephens, who posts weekly YouTube videos as AmputeeOT, build a prosthetic leg out of them. Stephens, a St. Louis occupational therapist who had her leg amputated several months ago after her foot got crushed while she was working on her car, painstakingly pieced together her faux limb out of colorful plastic bricks and documented the process after someone in her research lab jokingly suggested the idea. “The joke’s on you — I went home and did it,” she writes. It looks a bit precarious, to be honest, but hey, as Stephens points out, “Sometimes, you just need to be silly.”

If you look through her videos, you’ll see that Christina had her surgery to remove her leg in February 2013.

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Posted July 4, 2013 by AmyLynn98 in category Craft, Geek