Watch the video above: The next LEGO Ideas set features women in science.
TORONTO – Congratulations, women in science: LEGO is recognizing you.
On Tuesday, toy manufacturer LEGO announced the winner of their LEGO Ideas Winter 2014 Review — the Female Minifigure Set.
This isn’t just women going shopping or wearing the latest fashions. No. Instead it features an astronomer, a paleontologist and a chemist.
LEGO Ideas is a site where people can submit ideas for new LEGO sets. People then get to vote on their favourite one. Once the idea receives 10,000 votes, the set goes to the review phase, where the LEGO Review Board chooses which will go on to become a new set.
“Although recently LEGO has started to design and add more female figures to their sets, they are still a minority,” Elensar wrote in her LEGO Ideas proposal. “I have designed some professional female minifigures that also show that girls can become anything they want, including a paleontologist or an astronomer.
“The motto of these Scientists is clear: explore the world and beyond!”
The set will be called the LEGO Research Institute.