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GoldieBlox is a construction toy + book series starring Goldie, the kid inventor who loves to build. Read more

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GoldieBlox is a construction toy + book series starring Goldie, the kid inventor who loves to build.

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It's our LAST DAY on Kickstarter!

29 days ago, I shot a video sitting on the floor of my apartment, the toy prototype in hand, wondering if anyone (besides my parents) would believe in this mission the way I do.

Today, with 14 hours left to go, GoldieBlox has amassed over 5,000 backers from around the world, raised over a quarter million dollars and has been featured in Time, Forbes, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Fast Company and TechCrunch, to name a few. This all happened because it wasn't just my parents who believed, it was all of you. (My parents are super excited too.)

This may be the end of Kickstarter, but it's only the beginning for GoldieBlox. The world is ready for the next generation of female engineers. Thank you for having faith in us to help lead the way.

Love, Debbie & Team Goldie

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    1. Creator Scott Munoz on October 23, 2012

      I can't wait to give this to my niece for her birthday.

    2. Creator Gema Parreño Piqueras on October 22, 2012

      touching update! wish you luck! thank you very much for making it possible
      greetings from sunny Spain!

    3. Creator JustinChung.com on October 19, 2012

      A great finish for a great Kickstarter project! Congrats, Debbie!

    4. Creator Aline Bennett on October 19, 2012

      You have tackled a problem that I think about every day in such a creative, wonderful way. I'm excited to see what's next for GoldieBlox!

      Best,
      Aline
      Engineering student

    5. Creator Mighty Yeti on October 18, 2012

      Congratulations Debbie!!!

    6. Creator Hope Leman on October 18, 2012

      Congratulations, Debbie. If I were one of your parents I would be patting myself on the back thinking, "Boy, did we raise a smart, enterprising kid or what? And if I had a daughter, I would sure be proud of her tonight.

      And thanks for the link to the wiki, Bruce. You seem to have real knack for spotting winners on Kickstarter.

    7. Creator Bruce Bergman on October 17, 2012

      So awesome Debbie! My girls are going to L-O-V-E this! I can't wait! You did an awesome job on this, and its beautifully thought out. Congratulations!

      BTW, I set up a wiki for Kickstarter projects that I've backed (I'm an addict, it seems ;-), so if you would find a wiki useful at all, please feel free to either visit and add a page for GoldieBlox, or send me updates and information and I'd be happy to post them. The wiki is at http://www.KickyWiki.com

      Go GoldieBlox! :-)

    8. Creator Jackalgirl on October 17, 2012

      Grant, if you're talking about Malala Yousafzai, she's not dead; the Taliban did /try/ to kill her (by shooting her in the head), but she's in the UK now undergoing medical treatment. But, they have since vowed to keep targeting her. I'd also be remiss if I didn't point out that the two of Goldiblox's friends who are depicted on the front page are clearly not Caucasian. I see your point about coming up with a version with heroines that look like local girls for places such as Taliban-controlled areas where education for girls is restricted (or actually forbidden). Hmmm...gets me to thinking: would it be possible to come up with local language editions and air-drop these toys into such places? Because the way I see it, the issue for these girls isn't that they have (or don't have) engineering toys, but that they are educated beyond primary education /at all/.

    9. Creator Grant Bentley on October 17, 2012

      It would be great if one of the follow-on stories (after Book 1) centered on an engineering-oriented girl living in Pakistan (you may have heard that the Taliban recently killed a 14 year old girl for going to school in that country). I don't want you to get targeted by an extremist or anything but there is no bigger way to change the world than for your ideas to be timely as well as timeless. Diversity means creating opportunities for children of color but it also means lighting a torch of hope where there is now only darkness. Doing well and doing good could be the hallmark of this new company we are all building for you. I don't buy into the notion that a company must be apolitical. Was the public perception of Apple Computer apolitical after its legendary Super Bowl ad? GoldieBlox doesn't have to endorse a particular politician to be FOR something in the world. Could one of your future heroines design a suspension bridge across a raging flood-prone river from one village to another in the northern mountainous region of Pakistan? I know Greg Mortensen (author of "Three Cups of Tea") could imagine that. So could I.

    10. Creator alan on October 17, 2012

      Is Pebble there?

    11. Creator Jonathan Kraft on October 17, 2012

      Debbie, this is just AWESOME! So cool to have seen this go and grow and become a movement! I'm still hoping to see you hit the 500k mark today.

      Whatever you sincerely believe, ardently desire, and enthusiastically act upon, must inevitably come to pass. Thank-you for proving this to be true.

      Warm Regards,

      Jonathan Kraft
      http://www.CarrieAndJonathan.com

    12. Creator Richard Watkins on October 17, 2012

      My daughter is only a year old right now, but I can't wait to watch her grow up and enjoy these toys.

    13. Creator elizabeth on October 17, 2012

      Congratulations! I'm so excited for you and for budding little engineer girls everywhere. I'm so excited to watch mine blossom with her GoldiBlox set. I have to thank you, too, for giving us an engineer chick with an afro. :-)

    14. Creator Chuck Marshall on October 17, 2012

      Congrats Debbie. Great project. Great idea. Keep it going!