Lego releases female scientist set after 7-year-old girl complains girl figures get to have 'no fun'
- Lego's new 'Research Institute' play set. (Photo: Lego)
(WJLA) - Hell hath no fury like a 7-year-old girl scorned.
Not long after 7-year-old Charlotte Benjamin sent a disappointed letter to the Lego company, complaining that all the "boy" Lego figures get to have incredible adventures while the few "girl" figures available do nothing but shop or go to the beach, the company has released a special playset featuring female scientists making incredible discoveries, NPR reports.
The company recently released "The Research Institute," a playset featuring three female scientists working in the STEM field (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
The set was reportedly designed by an actual female geophysicist and features the girls doing things like lab experiments, looking at the stars through a telescope, and studying dinosaur bones and fossils.
The set appears to be a hit - according to reports, it is already sold out on Lego's website, and the site currently indicates a delay of 30 days for shipping.
Seven-year-old Charlotte's letter to the company went viral earlier this year, The Society Pages reported, after her father posted it to Twitter and Facebook. In it she writes:
"Dear Lego company; My name is Charlotte. I am 7 years old and I love Legos, but I don't like that there are more Lego boy people than girls.
Today I went to a store and I saw Legos in two sections - the pink girls', and blue boys'. All the girls did was sit at home, go to the beach and shop, and they had no jobs, but the boys went on adventures, worked, saved people, had jobs and even got to swim with sharks.
I want you to make more Lego girl people and let them go on adventures and have fun, OK?! From Charlotte."