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. Now, he’s the coolest kid on the block.
The 19-year-old is now studying bioengineering at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya in Spain. He also hosts a popular YouTube channel under the pseudonym of “Hand Solo”.
Once Aguilar graduates, he hopes to design prosthetic solutions for other disabled kids so they can benefit from the same positivity that he has experienced with his LEGO arms.