In November 2017, Aguilar announced that he’d created a newer, stronger prosthetic from a LEGO helicopter kit. Then in February 2018, Aguilar announced that he made a second LEGO arm out of a LEGO jet plane kit to handle heavier objects.
Great Big Story caught up with Aguilar to talk about his amazing LEGO engineering ability.
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” decided to take his Lego-building skills to the next level. At age 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.