Could this fan-created female scientist set help Lego fix some of its gender gap issues?
In January, a letter from an adorably irate seven-year-old girl named Charlotte went viral. In it, she asks the company why they not only make more boy minifigures (or "minifigs" as they are known) but why the ones they do make for girls seem to be lacking in—let's say "ambition." Charlotte wrote "All the girls did was sit at home, go to the beach, and shop, and they had no jobs."
Lego has repeatedly come under fire for failing to bridge the gender gap when it comes to how they design and market toys for girls, most notably in its minifig line. In September, Lego released its first female-scientist minifigure, hailed as a landmark moment for the toy company. The company also released a statement addressing the issue: