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17 year-old Anika Brandsma, of the Netherlands, (known as Anika Vuurzoon in the LEGO community) built this excellent take on the LEGO Friends Olivia’s Invention Workshop set.

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To bring Olivia’s enviable robotics workshop to life, Anika added motors, sensors, and the micro controller brain from a Mindstorms NXT set. She hid the mechanisms below the floor of the lab, making it seem like the tiny robots have minds of their own. She mounted the microcontroller brick on the back wall, and did a very nice job routing the cabling through spaces in the bricks.

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Great work, Anika, we can’t wait to see what you build next!

Anika’s MOC page

Here’s an interview she did on the Mindstorms site, describing some of her other amazing creations.

John Edgar Park

John Edgar Park likes to make things and tell people about it. He works in CG animation at DisneyToon Studios and writes for Make, Boing Boing, and other places online and in print. You can find him at jpixl.net and twitter @johnedgarpark — if you like that sort of thing.


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