CNET también está disponible en español.

Ir a español

Don't show this again

HolidayBuyer's Guide

Full set

Ladyada

PIck-and-place machine

Laser cutter

Computer, microscope, and soldering station

Parts and packages

Sewing machine

Instructions

Last year, Lego launched its Lego Friends initiative, a new project aimed at girls. But some Lego fans felt it stereotyped females, ignoring creative or engaged roles. Now, a New York hardware hacker named Limor Fried has come up with her own idea of what a Lego set for girls should be like. And if 10,000 people agree, Ladyada's Workshop, her design, could become a real Lego set, thanks to a program in which the global toymaker agrees to produce certain community-designed and -supported projects.

This is the full Ladyada's Workshop set, which features a pick-and-place machine, a laser cutter, a sewing machine, a soldering station, a computer, a microscope, and shelves of parts and packages. Adafruit Industries is Fried's open-source hardware development company.

Caption by CNET Reviews staff / Photo by Bruce Lowell/Adafruit Industries
A close-up of the Ladyada character in Fried's proposed set -- and her cat, Mosfet.
Caption by CNET Reviews staff / Photo by Bruce Lowell/Adafruit Industries
Ladyada's Workshop, like the real-life Adafruit Industries, has a pick-and-place machine.
Caption by CNET Reviews staff / Photo by Bruce Lowell/Adafruit Industries
Another element of the proposed set is a laser cutter.
Caption by CNET Reviews staff / Photo by Bruce Lowell/Adafruit Industries
These are the Ladyada's Workshop computer, microscope, and soldering station, done in Lego.
Caption by CNET Reviews staff / Photo by Bruce Lowell/Adafruit Industries
At Adafruit Industries, the open-source hardware development company Fried runs, there are shelves of parts and packages everywhere. So it should be no surprise that Ladyada's Workshop has such a shelf as well.
Caption by CNET Reviews staff / Photo by Bruce Lowell/Adafruit Industries
A sewing machine, from the proposed Ladyada's Workshop Lego set.
Caption by CNET Reviews staff / Photo by Bruce Lowell/Adafruit Industries
A sheet with instructions and a list of parts in the proposed Ladyada's Workshop set.
Caption by CNET Reviews staff / Photo by Bruce Lowell/Adafruit Industries
Updated:
Up Next
The best games and gear you have to...
17