Skip navigation
No more
Know more

These miniature women are the future of Lego

Lego Ideas is an opportunity for fans to build their own sets and submit them to Lego, which selects one to manufacture and sell. Ellen Kooijman, a geochemist, won the most recent contest with her proposal for a set of female scientists working in their labs. Her goal, she wrote, was to address a shortage of professional women in Lego’s sets. (Lego first released a female minifig chemist last year, according to Leg Godt.) A tip of the hat to Tim Carmody.

Max Ehrenfreund | June 6 at 1:49 pm
Know more: A gender gap in Lego figurines
No more
Know more
A study says more Democrats believe in the paranormal, though Republicans are still more worried about Satan
Ana Swanson
No more
Know more
Ana Swanson
ADVERTISEMENT
No more
Know more
Alcohol and homicide go hand in hand in Eastern Europe
Ana Swanson
No more
Know more
Ana Swanson
No more
Know more
Ana Swanson
No more
Know more
After $7.6 billion in U.S. drug war spending, the Afghan poppy crop is bigger than ever
Ana Swanson
No more
Know more
If black America were a country, its per capita GDP would rank 40 places behind the U.S.
Ana Swanson
No more
Know more
This was Abraham Lincoln’s favorite infographic
Ana Swanson
No more
Know more
The U.S. ranks with Thailand and India as one of the world’s most unequal countries
Ana Swanson
No more
Know more
Ana Swanson
No more
Know more
For most Americans, the Milky Way is vanishing
Ana Swanson