Women of LEGO®

9 LEGO® sets featuring awesome women

Celebrate female representation in LEGO sets this Women’s Day.

Let’s face it, 2020 has been a rollercoaster ride we’d all rather get off, but one thing we think it has offered is some pause for thought – a big ask in today’s fast-paced, demanding world. Women’s Month and the representation of women and girls in LEGO sets is where we’re pausing.

Why is that important? Well, gender equality is an important goal to work towards in all aspects of our lives, and gender representation in toys is an important aspect of this. Not only does it offer kids (and adults) the chance to identify with and benefit from the developmental advantages LEGO building has to offer, but it embeds the idea in all our minds that girls (and women) can enjoy playing and building with LEGO bricks too.

Without further ado, here are 8 sets we think feature some pretty awesome women:

1. LEGO Star Wars: Rey (75113)

This buildable action figure is an amazing display piece honouring the latest Star Wars female character, Rey. With posable limbs, cloth desert outfit, staff, pistol and a wheel-activated arm-swinging battle function, this LEGO action figure is ideal for intense action play. If anything screams “girls can do it too” it’s this!

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2. LEGO Ideas: Women of NASA (21312)

Astronomer and educator Nancy Grace Roman, computer scientist and entrepreneur Margaret Hamilton, astronaut, physicist and entrepreneur Sally Ride and astronaut, physician and engineer Mae Jemison are the pioneering women in science featured in this set conceived by AFOL Maia Weinstock. Sadly, it is no longer in production, however, we felt it deserved an honourable mention!

3. LEGO City: People Pack – Space Research & Development (60230)

This one is inspired by NASA careers and features minifigures in different jobs relating to space travel and exploration. It has some decent female representation with a few astronauts, a rocket engineer, a mechanical engineer and a botanist in the mix. A good one to get if you missed out on the LEGO Ideas: Women of NASA set.

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4. LEGO Friends: Dolphins Rescue Mission (41378)

We love the merging of two important causes in this sweet LEGO Friends set: championing strong women and saving the planet! Stephanie and her friend Kasey save a trapped dolphin and go on to find hidden treasure. While the set is by no means a conscious “women’s power” sort, it still has a really positive message demonstrating that strong girls can save the day!

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5. LEGO Ideas: The Flintstones (21316)

It goes without saying that Wilma and Betty are by far the level-headed and strong-willed characters in the cartoon series The Flintstones. The two long-suffering wives deal with their bone-headed husbands’ antics one episode after another. This LEGO rendition of the cartoon features the 2 couples and the Flintstones’ home in minute detail. Yabba Dabba Doo!

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6. LEGO Powerpuff Girls: Bubbles’ Playground Showdown (41287)

This list wouldn’t be complete without including the Powerpuff trio. Bubbles, Blossom and  Buttercup became feminist icons during the airing of the cartoon in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The  LEGO The Powerpuff Girls Bubbles’ Playground Showdown has Bubbles take on the spoilt and resentful Princess Morbucks. We love it and think everyone should grow up on a healthy diet of these superheroes. 

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7. THE LEGO MOVIE 2: Introducing Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi (70824)

THE LEGO MOVIE 2 taught us that not only is everything awesome, but that we can all get along, whether we’re a tough action minifigure, a short and dumpy LEGO DUPLO figure or a doll-like LEGO Friends or LEGO Disney figurine. So, it follows that everyone should have a Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi in their LEGO collection. Bonus: she’s the least evil queen around!

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8. LEGO DC: Wonder Woman vs Cheetah (76157)

Named a UN Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls in 2016, Wonder Woman is an iconic figure in women empowerment. She embodies a feminine sense of peace, justice and emotional intelligence combined with that classic superhero charisma. With this set, young superheroes can relive the movie as Wonder Woman encounters her archenemy, Cheetah, at the transmitter tower, setting the scene for an epic battle!

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9. LEGO Art: Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe (31197)

Pop artist Andy Warhol helped immortalise Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe when he created his 1962 diptych of her. Now you can build it yourself with the recently released LEGO Art collection! It’s the perfect creative project if you’re after a little bit of escapist me-time whilst celebrating and learning about two incredible artists. As you build, listen to the included soundtrack and immerse yourself in a world of art and creativity as you hear unexpected details and audio stories linked to the set.

LEGO Art Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe

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Which LEGO sets do you believe have good female representation?

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