Photo credit: Maia Weinstock
I mean, it’s only taken a few decades since LEGO first launched minifigures in 1978 to get a female scientist on the roster. And sure, the total gender ratio of minifigure models is roughly 4:1 in favor of men–and the female ones that do exists seem excessively pink. (Last year, our friends over at SPARK protested the way the LEGO Friends line reinforced gender stereotypes.)
But hopefully this is one small step toward a future in which The New York Times isn’t still writing perplexed articles about the missing women in math and science.