This new LEGO Ideas Planetary Exploration might have been inspired by the success of the female LEGO filled Research Institute Set. Then again, it could be just another great idea featuring a female LEGO cast. Either way, it’s another great example of the push to create more LEGO sets with female mini-figures to help young girls imagine themselves as anything in the LEGO universe.
As project creator playslashwrite explained:
SPACE GIRLS ARE AWESOME!
The idea behind the Planetary Exploration set is twofold. First off, I meant it to be a very conscious step away from the familiar theme of battling evil alien races. Instead, I tried to envision a more idealistic scenario focused around the study of unknown worlds and meaningful interaction with alien lifeforms. Secondly, I wanted to emphasize the need for more diversity in female roles by placing a no-nonsense female scientist in the lead and give girls who dream about exploring outer space someone to look up to.
The set has three main elements: a planetary survey vehicle, an unusual rock formation to survey, and an outpost with a native inhabitant of the planet (and a cool lookin’ beast).
Head after the break for more pictures.
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(via Amy Ratcliffe)