Sophie, a 7-year-old girl from Brisbane, Australia, wrote a letter to scientists at CSIRO in Melbourne. She politely asked for a toothless dragon.
The company has printed “huge anatomically correct insects, biomedical implants and aerospace parts.” Sophie apparently heard about their work through her father.
CSIRO posted Sophie’s letter on their blog, and replied to Sophie, saying, “Our work has never ventured into dragons of the mythical, fire breathing variety. And for this Australia, we are sorry.”
The letter and the company’s response received attention from Australian and American media, so “Toothless, 3D printed out of titanium, came into the world at Lab 22, our additive manufacturing facility in Melbourne.”
This video details the dragon’s creation.