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LEGO Used To Create Prosthetic Leg


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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted Jul 08 2013 - 09:46 PM

When Christina Stephens lost part of her left leg in an accident, she didn't let it get her down. Instead, she has built a prosthetic leg out of LEGO bricks, <a href='http://www.upi.com/Science_News/Technology/2013/07/06/Amputee-creates-LEGO-prosthetic/UPI-75671373144688/' target='offsite'>UPI reports</a>. While not overly practical in its current state, it's still quite the statement, and it shows that our favorite plastic toys can be used for just about anything.View the full article
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#2 Offline ToaOfAwesome

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Posted Jul 08 2013 - 11:49 PM

Coolest thing since when they restored a sarcophagus with Legos.


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#3 Offline Sinclair

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Posted Jul 09 2013 - 05:00 AM

Oh wow, that is cool. I hope we hear about the second version sometime!


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#4 Offline Sir Guurahk The Third

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Posted Jul 09 2013 - 10:01 AM

Awesome! TECHNIC would work better though in the movement department. (specially if there is any Mindstorms motors)


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#5 Offline The Legendary TNT

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Posted Jul 09 2013 - 11:03 AM

I remember watching this. I thought it was cool, but when she was making the ankle, I was thinking, "that's not going to hold up very well." I was right. I'll agree with Guurahk, some nifty use of Technic would be just what the leg needs.

 

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#6 Offline Twi

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Posted Jul 09 2013 - 07:08 PM

Well, it is rather cool that she could do something like this, but really, it's best just to stick with a real prosthetic leg (yes, I'm aware that it sounds like an oxymoron).


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