I’ve posted before about how gendered toys make me crazy, and LEGO has been a repeat offender in this category.* Which is why it was so great when LEGO released the set featuring women scientists – we can’t just TELL girls they can be anything they want, we have to SHOW them that it’s true.
But here’s where it get’s better: the @LegoAcademics Twitter account.
Warning to parents – the LEGO science ladies are above the legal age and do enjoy the occasional adult beverage. But they are hilarious and inspiring all the same, and definitely worth sharing with your junior Jane Goodall.
When you’re done checking out the goings on at the LEGO Research Institute, check out #WomenTweetScienceToo for more great science news from real-life women scientists.
* But don’t get me started on the Barbie book for preschoolers, where the eponymous character says she can do the design of a video game, but needs her male friends to help her with the programming. EPIC fail, Mattel.