Lego announced this week that it will produce a set of Lego figures celebrating women in science. Here’s what they’ll look like.
Ellen Kooijman, Lego Ideas
The idea for the female mini-figure set (which will feature a female chemist, a female astronomer, and a female paleontologist) was submitted to the Lego Ideas website by Dr Ellen Kooijman, a geochemist in Stockholm.
Kooijman polled her fans to find out which profession they wanted to see represented. She wanted the figures to “show that girls can become anything they want, including a paleontologist or an astronomer.”
Lego / Via minifigures.lego.com
Lego has also often added the illusion of smaller waists on the blocky bodies, because, you know, lego blocks need waists.
MY LEGO woman Minifigure ®Mac Filko, Flickr / Via Flickr: mac_filko
But this new science set is a step in the right direction. It’s due to hit shelves in August.