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LEGO to Produce Female Scientist Minifigure Set

Maia Weinstock guest blogging for Scientific American:

Two and a half years ago, the LEGO Corporation made a move that set into motion a chain of events that has led, circuitously but unambiguously, to the following exciting announcement, released yesterday via YouTube: In late summer or early fall of 2014, the company will release to the public an official set of female scientist minifigures – a paleontologist, an astronomer and a chemist.

I’m linking this because it contains more information about the battle for representation in Lego figures than I ever thought I’d read today.