When I was a kid I always played with Lego.
I built cars, planes, motorbikes.
Now, I built an arm.
Meet David Aguilar
My name is David Aguilar.
I am from Andorra, and I am 18 years old.
When David was born, his right arm hadn’t fully developed.
This is my right arm.
Growing up it was quite annoying
because I received a lot of comments like
“Oh you don’t have a hand”or something like that.
And while some would see this as a disadvantage,
David is just a regular kid.
He likes EDM.
He goes by the name, Hand Solo.
He has an embarrassing dad.
He goes to school.
This is my school.
And, he can open doors with his Lego arm.
Growing up, he was obsessed with Lego.
So much so, he wanted to make it a part of him, literally.
I built my first prosthetic arm when i was 9 years old
and I built it around my hand.
It started [off as] being a boat
Unfortunately, the Lego bricks weren’t strong enough
and it wasn’t for another nine years ’til he would try again.
This is MK1.
This is Lego Technic， it’s like the sophisticated part of Lego.
I can do push-ups with this thing ,so it’s quite strong.
When I first built the arm and it was fully functional,
I went to the mirror and I was like
That model, the MK1, only took five days to build.
of course,like any good inventor,
he got straight to work on an upgrade.
And this is MK2
It has a battery that works like a bicep,
and it has this fishing cable that ties up in here.
When I fix this to my shoulder,
I can do this and the arm closes.
I can stop in the middle
and move it by myself.
When I first brought this, they were all really amazed because
how can somebody create a hand out of Lego.
I was a normal guy, and when I built the arm
everyone was like”You are awesome, you are really smart.”
They told me they are really proud to be my friends.