Children customise their prosthetics with LEGO DOTS

The LEGO Group has worked with UK prosthetics company Koalaa to let children customise their prosthetics with stitch-on DOTS patches.

Earlier this year, the LEGO Group launched range of DOTS products including stitch-on patches that can be sewn onto clothing. Demonstrating the versatility of the patches, the company worked with Koalaa – a company that provides affordable and accessible soft prosthetics – for an event to let children with limb differences personalise their prosthetics.

During the event, the children could use 41955 Stitch-on Patch to express their unique individuality. With help, they stitched the canvas design onto their Koalaa prosthetics, which are made from fabric.

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‘Getting to collaborate with the LEGO Group on this project was a dream come true! So many of the children we work with love playing with LEGO and this gave them a new and novel way to not only play with it, but to decorate and personalise their prosthetics, which is very special,’ said Nate Macabuag, founder of Koalaa. ‘ Because our prosthetics are more like clothing, in that they are made from material so soft and lightweight, they are perfect for children to do what they do best – play, have fun and explore the world around them.’

‘I think it’s a really positive thing for them to do,’ a parent at the event said. ‘She loves LEGO DOTS, she loves designing. Having a prosthetic with her own stamp on it is amazing and she can’t wait to show it off at school.’

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