LEGO Adds New Female Scientist Toys After Fans Demand Them

As someone who was heavily involved in the campaign to raise awareness of this project, I’m stoked that they’re finally a reality. ๐Ÿ˜€

TIME

Young girls interested in science finally have some encouragement from LEGO.

The toy company is selling a new kit, the Research Institute, which features women in various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) jobs: a paleontologist, an astronomer and a chemist.

According to LEGO, the set was conceived by geoscientist Ellen Kooijman as a part of the LEGO Ideas series, sets that โ€œare based on fansโ€™ ideas voted up by the community, and have been chosen for release.โ€

As i09 notes, the addition comes a few months after a letter from a 7-year-old girl complaining about the opportunities for female figurines went viral.

โ€œAll the [LEGO] girls did was sit at home, go to the beach, and shop, and they had no jobs,โ€ Charlotte wrote, โ€œbut the boys went on adventures, worked, saved people, and had jobs, even swam with sharks.โ€

Unfortunately for Charlotte, there are no sharksโ€ฆ

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