I’m very excited for this new Lego set: Science, dinosaurs, feminism, and of course Lego, all in one box!
This set has come about from Lego Ideas (once known as Cuusoo), the user-submitted set ideas platform. The original proposal was simply for a female minifigure set, to help balance the massive gender inequality in the Lego-verse. Loads of different vignettes were proposed, showing females in all sorts of roles, but eventually it had to be narrowed down to a smaller selection for the final set, and this science-based trio was selected, becoming the “Research Institute”.
This is eighth Ideas/Cuusoo set, but only the second wholly original concept; most of the rest have been based on licensed properties or specific real-world objects. Conceptually (and dinosaurly) this is by far the most interesting set Ideas has generated.
PS, I have a project up on Ideas, to get a King Kong set made. It needs loads more support, so pleeeease go and add yourself to the count!