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Woman Builds a Prosthetic Leg Out of Legos

Vanity prosthetic legs aren’t new - but this is probably the first one built out of LEGOS

Vanity prosthetic legs aren’t new—but this is probably the first one built out of LEGOs.

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Christina Stephens, the woman behind (and in) this video, took a joke from a coworker and turned it into reality. She writes, “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.”

Don’t try this at home, however, since the leg will probably not be structurally sound. Stephens, an occupational therapist, says it was more for fun than anything else. “Sometimes, you just need to be silly,” she writes.

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Rose Eveleth is a writer for Smart News and a producer/designer/ science writer/ animator based in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Scientific American, Story Collider, TED-Ed and OnEarth.

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