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GoldieBlox: The Engineering Toy for Girls

A project in San Francisco, CA by Debbie Sterling
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GoldieBlox is a construction toy + book series starring Goldie, the kid inventor who loves to build.
Backers: 5519
Average Pledge Per Backer: $52

Funded: $285,881 of $150,000
Dates: Sep 18th -> Oct 18th (30 days)
Project By: Debbie Sterling
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