Supreme Court Justice LEGO Set Gets Us Thinking …

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One of the most awesome projects we've seen in honor of this year's International Women's Day: This set of custom-made LEGO created by Maia Weinstock representing the first four female Supreme Court justices of the United States! Made up of Sandra Day O'Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, together, they're the "Legal Justice League" -- and we WISH our daughters could play with them, but unfortunately (and outrageously), LEGO won't make them because the company won't produce any "sets depicting politics."

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Booooo. 

A total bummer, because, politics aside, these figures represent trail-blazing, passionate women who deserve to be memorialized in toy form, and who would no doubt inspire and inform the next generation of potential supreme court justices. But hey, this is just one of many fantasy, female-empowering LEGO sets we wish the company would make. Here, in no particular order, are some LEGO we would LOVE to see on toy store shelves.

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1. "Fabulous Feminist Writers"

Just picture it: Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Germaine Greer and Naomi Wolf in LEGO form! 

2. "The Herstory of Hollywood"

Famous actresses who did the film/TV thang on their very own terms: Lucille Ball, Meryl Streep, Angelina Jolie, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

3. "Women Who Rock" 

They paved the way for Queen Bey: Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, Yoko Ono and Madonna

4. "Ladies Making a Difference"

Wildly inspiring activists throughout history: Malala Yousafzai, Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth and Coretta Scott King

5. "First Ladies of the Art World"

Featuring groundbreaking visual artists Frida Kahlo, Georgia O'Keefe, Kara Walker and Cindy Sherman!

6. "Oh, Pioneers!"

Lady trailblazers from all walks of life: Florence Nightingale, Amelia Earhart, Sally Ride, and Pocahontas. 

7. "The Golden Girls"

Featuring Blanche, Rose, Sophia and Dorothy. Just because. HOW CUTE AND AWESOME TO PLAY WITH!!!

What kind of playset do you wish LEGO would make?

 

Image via Maia Weinstock/Flickr

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