Terry McGlynn’s 10-year-old son, Bruce, thinks it’s “weird that people think it’s a big deal there there’s a female scientist” as aLEGO minifigure. “I mean, so many scientists are women, you know?” Father and son built their own female LEGO scientists, writes Terry on Small Pond Science.
He had a male painter with a bucket, a wildlife dude with a snake and a frog, a guy who looks like he was ice fishing, and a some big scorpions from a mummy-themed set. And we found a bunch of guys who had occupations that involved field-work like clothes, and we scrounged around for faces and hair that looked female. (We managed to not use the hair of Legolas).
Although few of Bruce’s minifigs are female, they were able to assemble a “formidable bunch of professional scientists.”