Lego for Girls, Done Right

Geek Culture

A lot of people were up in arms about Lego Friends — unfairly, for the most part. A Lego set is only what you make of it. Still, a lot of people bemoaned how the geekiest set, Olivia’s Inventor’s Workshop, still wasn’t all that elite.

Thanks to the magic of Lego CUUSOO, any set that gets 10,000 votes can be made into an actual Lego product. And what better geek girl inspiration — or geek anyone inspiration — than electrical engineer and open source kitmaker Limor “Ladyada” Fried? The Ladyada’s Workshop CUUSOO model shows an accurate representation of Ladyada’s actual workshop, including a laser cutter, soldering iron, and a pick-and-place machine. It was designed by Bruce Lowell.

For more information, check out the project’s landing page on, or see this CNET piece about the project.

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