Amputee builds her own prosthetic leg — out of LEGO

Christina Stephens and her LEGO prosthetic leg (YouTube)

Christina Stephens, a clinical researcher and occupational therapist, lost her foot and lower leg after a crush injury.

She recently impressed her Facebook and YouTube followers — she provides resources for fellow amputees online — with her homemade prosthetic leg built out of LEGO.

"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. Please don't do this yourself, I don't want you to fall and get hurt!" Stephens wrote on YouTube.

"Sometimes, you just need to be silly."

Watch Stephens model her "Legoleg" below:

"She is now the first person in history to be happy to step on a Lego," wrote Burnthissss on Gizmodo.