It has been a rough few weeks for scientists in the aftermath of the row over Tim Hunt's sexist comments, so here's some good news: Lego is making more scientist Lego sets.
Scientific American has revealed that the forthcoming Space Port and Deep Sea Explorers set will come complete with women characters – something that seems refreshingly progressive, even though it shouldn't be.
The company will also be releasing a Big Bang Theory set in August, which unlike the show itself, will render the women characters in a full three dimensions:
The new releases follow the success of the Lego "Research Institute" set, which was originally fan-created, and led to the brilliant Lego Academics Twitter account:
— Lego Academics (@LegoAcademics) March 20, 2015
Dear Dr Colleague: You'll find the answer to your question in the very email you're replying to. Regards, Dr Red. pic.twitter.com/bOwczgdTWf
— Lego Academics (@LegoAcademics) February 21, 2015
After evaluating her options, Dr Gold determined she probably shouldn't just glue it back on and hope no one notices. pic.twitter.com/AGWhRgarHW
— Lego Academics (@LegoAcademics) January 24, 2015