Australian Scientists Have Created A Dragon For 7-Year Old Sophie

CISRO dragon Toothless

Remember that story about the little girl who wrote to the Australian National Science Agency to ask for a dragon?

Well, CISRO wrote a new blog post with an update for Sophie and the rest of us.

Usul, we have Dragon sign*.

Here’s what CISRO wrote:

Sophie’s letter, and our response, made an unexpected splash across the globe. It was featured on TIME, Huffington Post, The Independent, Yahoo, Breakfast TV, the list goes on. People contacted us offering to help, financial institutions tweeted their support and DreamWorks Studios phoned (seriously), saying they knew how to train dragons and wanted to speak with Sophie. The dreams of one little girl went viral.

We couldn’t sit here and do nothing. After all, we promised Sophie we would look into it.

So this morning at 9:32 a.m. (AEDT), a dragon was born.

Yep. Thanks to CISRO and Lab 22, there is currently a 3D printed titanium dragon named Toothless heading Sophie’s way.

Sophie’s mother Melissah told the Canberra Times, “All her friends are now saying they want to be a scientist and Sophie says she now wants to work at CSIRO. She’s saying Australian scientists can do anything.”

CISRO’s response? “We’d love to have you in our team, Sophie. For now, stay curious.”

Talk about a bright future.

They even included a video of the newborn. Check it out after the break.

*I know I’m mixing my genre’s, but I couldn’t resist.

(via The Mary Sue)

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