LEGO has produced many scientist figurines in the past, but alas, they are most often stereotypical stock figures: they have unkept hair, broken glasses, and look completely crazed. They are also mostly male, and while there have been lady LEGO scientists, they seem to be scientists in name only, never wearing a snazzy professional outfit or having a special area of expertise. 

 

On this historic day, the toy company has finally given the kids (and adults!) what they want: a super smart female scientist. Her favorite spot is the lab, where she mixes chemicals and analyzes LEGO anatomy, reports the company. She is accomplished, too, having won the Nobrick Prize in LEGO-innovation. 

 

The company gives credit where credit is due, stating, “Thanks to the Scientist’s tireless research, Minifigures that have misplaced their legs can now attach new pieces to let them swim like fish, slither like snakes, and stomp around like robots. Her studies of a certain outer dimension have even perfected a method for swapping body parts at will!”

 

Wow. This lady sounds pretty brilliant and completely original! Get one today, before they’re all gone (and save me one, please). 

 

Thanks to Smithsonian

Photo via Smithsonian

Tagged in: women, toys, scientists, LEGO, kids, fun, feminism   

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