LEGO introduces female scientist minifig! (And Yeti too!)

Legoooo LEGO's new Minifgure Series 11 includes its first female (lab) scientist character and a Yeti. Both are excellent additions to the minifig universe! I also appreciate that the scientist is holding Erlenmeyer flasks while the Yeti is gripping a popsicle.

UPDATE: Maia Weinstock writes that she "she's not the first (LEGO) female scientist... she's the first female LAB scientist." More background in Maia's SciAm piecec, "Breaking Brick Stereotypes: LEGO Unveils a Female Scientist"

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  1. xzzy says:

    And here she is working hard in a lab.

    (not mine, I found it elsewhere on the internet)

  2. I'm sure you'll get a few other corrections, but there's no real reason to refer to the LEGO scientist as a FEMALE scientist...one wouldn't say male scientist...SCIENTIST will do! Thanks!

    PS - is the scientist referred to as a "female scientist" on the box?

  3. If it's the first one Lego has ever produced, doesn't that become something of a relevant thing to note? The point of the article isn't that Lego produces scientist minifigs; but that they've historically produced only male scientists.

    (As for the box, you can only get it in the 'Mythical Creatures 2-pack' along with the Yeti, and the internal documentation refers to 'lab co-ed'.)

  4. You should check out the expression on the 'hazmat guy' minifig. Freaking hilarious!

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