It’s a Lego Ideas set, a Lego fan conceived it and submitted it, it had to get 10,000 votes of support online from other Lego fans before being considered by a review committee for being made as a limited run. If someone wanted to submit an idea for a Men of NASA set they are equally welcome to!
I have both sets, just built the NASA one the other day and they’re now proudly displayed side by side in my living room. Yay celebrating women.
I have the science one. I mean DD does <cough> I made a conscious effort to drop female scientists, world leaders and everyday women into conversation as much as possible. Now at 6, we were talking about something going to Court and about the judge and she said, "she probably..." She assumes a judge is female.
If they are using the Lego for imagination play and all the scientists are female, they imagine themselves as a female scientist. The people complaining are welcome to use all my male Lego figures if they are sad and need to play.
Good work on smashing the default male assumption trope for your dd, MrsTP!
I would urge anyone who thinks they might want the set to order it ASAP though, it’s quite likely it will sell out. If you end up not wanting it there’s a profitable secondary market in these sets so you wouldn’t lose your money (some people just buy them as investments).