facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Amputee builds Lego prosthetic leg

By VERONICA LINARES, UPI.com   |   July 3, 2013 at 12:24 PM  |  Updated July 8, 2013 at 3:20 PM   |   Comments

1 of 3
July 3 (UPI) -- Christina Stephens lost her left leg last year after it was crushed under a car she was rebuilding.

Now, she's turned her disability into a strength claiming the ability to explore the extra space below her stump makes her feel "superhuman."

Stephens, who became famous after a video of her creating a prosthetic leg out of Legos went viral, said she decided to create the Lego leg after a co-worker dared her to do it.

"Challenge accepted," she reportedly responded to the dare.

“I liked the idea, because I am very comfortable with my body and like encouraging others to be more comfortable with theirs,” she said.

It took her two days to create the prosthetic leg out of Legos, but she says it isn't completely practical as she can only walk short distances with it. She's currently planning to build a "Lego Leg 2.0" that will include a functional ankle and foot.

In the meantime, here's a video of the first one that she made.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Doctors remove 9-pound hairball from teenager's stomach Doctors remove 9-pound hairball from teenager's stomach
2
Watch: Hurricane throws man 30 feet in Russia Watch: Hurricane throws man 30 feet in Russia
3
Teen 'Trojan Man' seeks apology from school Teen 'Trojan Man' seeks apology from school
4
Man: 'Three-breasted' hoaxer kept me as sex slave Man: 'Three-breasted' hoaxer kept me as sex slave
5
FBI: Child porn suspect likes stuffed animal sex FBI: Child porn suspect likes stuffed animal sex
Trending News
x
Feedback