Lady Scientist Designs Lady Scientist LEGOs (Surprise! They're Awesome); Send 'Em Into Mass-Production With Your Vote
Coolest find this AM: a female geochemist took to LEGO's Cuusoo platform, where users can propose ideas for new LEGOs, to dream up 13 new figurines that include a lady astronomer, scientist, geologist, engineer, judge, mechanic, firefighter, and more. "I have designed some professional female minifigures that also show that girls can become anything they want, including a fire fighter or a paleontologist (main picture). Being a geochemist myself the geologist and chemist figures are based on me :-)," she writes at the page.
The project, which has close to 5,300 votes as of this writing, needs 10,000 for LEGO to consider mass production. This one's good for the girls; hop over here to give it your stamp of approval. Because toys for kids need more than princesses, and you've wanted to be a LEGO zookeeper. Or I have, anyway.
Props to Alatariel for designing these.