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Lego Introduces Female Scientist Minifigure

Lego Introduces Female Scientist Figure

Lego's latest minifigure is being hailed as a positive step in breaking down misconceptions in gender roles. In the past, the toy maker has been criticized for marketing almost exclusively to boys and for predominantly pink and purple products designed for girls. But the new female scientist figure, Professor C. Bodin, is wearing a white lab uniform and glasses and has her hands on two Erlenmeyer flasks. "Let us hope this is only the beginning," Maia Weinstock, a science editor and writer, wrote in her blog post for ScientificAmerican.com. What additional female minifigures would you like Lego to create?

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