For this week’s video, we bring you Andy Villaruel, a 25-year-old from the Philippines, who builds miniature motorcycle models in incredible detail – despite being born without hands.

Villaruel has no hands and only one forearm but that hasn’t stopped him from creating these incredible models for a company called Dumaguete Miniature Artworks. The models are actually of motorized tricycles, motorcycles with large covered sidecars commonly used in the Philippines as taxis.

Posted by Dumaguete miniature artworks on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Because of his particular challenges, it takes Villaruel four days to complete one model whereas most of his coworkers can complete one per day. Shopowner Julius Lusaya met Villaruel in his home town of La Castellana and offered him the opportunity to learn how to build these models at his shop in Dumaguete six hours away.

“Because at the start, I really wanted to be able to impart the things I discovered. When I thought about the people I wanted to impart it to, I thought, why not teach persons with disability (PWD)? I really want them to have jobs as well,” Lusaya tells Move.PH.

Villaruel had difficulty finding employment because of his disability but Lusaya only had two requirements: that Villaruel knew how to use a hammer and how to use a pair of scissors. He did, so Lusaya hired Villaruel, spending four months training him to perfect building models without any assistance.

PWD in Dumaguete creates hand-crafted mini tricyclesNO LIMITS: Andy Villaruel crafts intricately-designed miniature tricycles despite having no hands and forearms.

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Posted by Move.PH on Friday, August 19, 2016

Read the full story on and learn more about Villaruel and the Dumaguete Miniature Artworks shop on its Facebook page.

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  • Old MOron

    Good find, Dennis.
    I wouldn’t mind having one of Andy’s bikes on my desk at work.