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LEGO has announced that they will produce a female scientist minifigure set!

After last year’s release of a single female scientist minifigure by LEGO, designer Alatariel Elensar submitted concepts for a full minifigure set of female scientists to the LEGO Ideas competition. This week, after more than ten thousand people voted for Elensar’s project, LEGO announced that they are putting the set into production for late summer 2014!!

The figures above (still concepts, not the final sets) are doing what female scientists do, devoid of pink, and full of awesome. As Maia Weinstock notes at Scientific American in her rundown of the LEGO project, toy companies have an enormous amount of power to determine what children think, helping them form their ideas about how the world is, and how it should be.

I’m proud of my favorite toy company for doing their part to inspire young minds. Sounds like we’ve got the perfect holiday gift idea, for young girls AND boys :)

This is a tough one because the female scientists beat out Macross/Robotech, Sherlock and Adventure Time.  BUT, women are seriously underrepresented in Lego (and science…and everything).  So I’m for this, but hoping they’ll maybe do a Veritech Valkyrie piloted by Miriya if Harmony Gold lets them.

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This fan-made Lego Back To The Future set, on the other hand, WILL be available.  It’s part of Lego’s CUUSOO project, which allows fan to submit designs to Lego, and if they get 10,000 supporters, Lego will consider making it.  That’s how a very cool Lego MINECRAFT set got made, although unfortunately not the Lego Breaking Bad set that I would shoot a small boy on a bicycle for.  
What’s cool about this project, though, is that the designers dedicated their portion of the project to the Michael J. Fox Foundation which helps fight Parkinson’s.

This fan-made Lego Back To The Future set, on the other hand, WILL be available.  It’s part of Lego’s CUUSOO project, which allows fan to submit designs to Lego, and if they get 10,000 supporters, Lego will consider making it.  That’s how a very cool Lego MINECRAFT set got made, although unfortunately not the Lego Breaking Bad set that I would shoot a small boy on a bicycle for.  

What’s cool about this project, though, is that the designers dedicated their portion of the project to the Michael J. Fox Foundation which helps fight Parkinson’s.