For the uninitiated, lo-fi girl is an animated character created by Juan Pablo Machado for the ChilledCow YouTube channel. She’s the face of the channel’s lo-fi hip hop radio playlist, which streams chilled tracks for working or studying to – and has racked up more than 218 million views.
The graphic designer behind 80022 Spider Queen’s Arachnoid Base is clearly a fan, as one of the set’s stickers includes a very obvious LEGO recreation of the lo-fi girl, immortalising her in brick history.
Machado’s design deliberately apes Studio Ghibli’s art style, which the ChilledCow channel originally used before getting hit with copyright violations, so this is technically as close to LEGO Studio Ghibli as we’ve ever gotten.
I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.