International Women's Day minifigures from minifigs.me

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Here's a press release from minifigs.me about its latest custom minifig offerings:

People everywhere are celebrating International Women’s Day today, and the LEGO world is no exception. Custom minifigure creators minifigs.me has created a special line of five inspirational women in tiny LEGO form to pay tribute to their huge contributions to the world we live in.

The minifigures include detailed recreations of pilot extraordinaire Amelia Earhart, Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, scientist Rosalind Franklin, artist Frida Kahlo and Nobel Prize winning female education activist Malala Yousafzai. All have been made with delightful attention to detail and each has a quotation from their real life counterpart printed across their back.

Each minifigure comes with their own inspirational quotation.

The set is well timed. Recently LEGO announced that they will be producing a set based on prominent women in NASA; a LEGO ‘Ideas’ project that minifigs.me provided specially printed parts for.

Caroline Savage, Director at minifigs.me said: “International Women’s Day is always a great opportunity for us to celebrate a few of the creative, adventurous, inquisitive, brave and determined women out there. This year, we’ve picked a group of women who represent each of these traits perfectly. I want my daughters to play with toys that show the wild and wonderful things they could achieve, so we made some.”

The custom-created minifigures are available from minifigs.me/womensday and join a larger cast of female role models on the site.

Minifigs.me is donating 10% of each Malala or full group sale to the Malala Fund.

40 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

These are brilliant! Well done Minifigs.Me!

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By in Norway,

they look very nice!

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By in Australia,

Very good except for the talentless media puppet in the centre.

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By in Poland,

Frida is awesome! Lego should make some Women's Day seasonal set instead Woman of NASA.

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By in United States,

Wonderful figs! A shame that alt-right trolls like Huey cannot keep their mouths shut for even two seconds.

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Love the Frida figure but the quote printed on the back of her jacket ruins it. It would have been much better to include it on a printed tile instead.

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By in United States,

I'm glad to see more good coming from minifigs.me. It looks like a great site and I hope to make some custom characters from there soon, via their doodlefigs.

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By in Germany,

To be completely honest, apart from Amelia Earhart I have never heard of any one of them.
Great figures though, my ignorance notwithstanding.

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By in United States,

Cool propaganda; I'll keep my regular female figs, thanks.

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By in Australia,

Werbals, please don't be rude. Being right-wing doesn't disqualify someone from being entitled to their opinion.

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By in United States,

Cool figures but why don't men get a day for them? Did we forgot about it?

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By in United Kingdom,

Lordmoral, it's Nov 19th.

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By in United States,

Cool figs! Not sure why everyone feels the need to interject their political trolling in lego boards. If you're threatened by female empowerment or appreciation move along and don't buy the minifigs. If you want to have a discussion private message me.

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By in United Kingdom,

Agreed, willworkfortoys, I think they're damned cool.

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By in United States,

0/10 no Valentina Tereshkova.

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By in United States,

Amen willworkfortoys! These figures are all excellent and as a father I can't wait to get the full set for myself and my daughter. Great job Minifigs.me :)

PS. @Panda Hero, while they don't have Valentina Tereshkova figure (yet), they have several other, famous for making positive change, women in minifigure form. I really like that they include small bio's for each of them, I've learned all kinds of things today and I'm not even on my second coffee yet! And if you ask them (really nicely) they may make a Valentina figure...

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By in United Kingdom,

They look absolutely terrific, and what a great idea. To save you a few clicks, the price for the set (in the UK) is GBP56 for light flesh colour , and GBP46 for yellow, with delivey costing an extra GBP2 .

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By in Netherlands,

Love them, especially Frida Kahlo!

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By in United Kingdom,

I've got my own suggestion; Lella Lombardi, the only woman to score points in formula one

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By in Belgium,

More than half of all women on the planet live in slavery, poverty or under laws placing them subservient to males. It's bad enough that feminists in the west groan on about the lack of female representation in boardrooms and politics, rather than the abhorrent conditions inflicted upon females the world over, we now have an International Women's Day, where the focus seems to be on almost shaming employers into providing individual flowers for their female staff, or perhaps sending a dispassionate condescending email telling them how valuable they are.

It's all a con and a show. How about we treat everyone equally and actually focus our efforts on ending the real horrors affecting woman in parts of Africa and Asia?

All power to the vendor for using today to shift some minifigs, profit is profit, but I wonder would people be really interested in having a minifig representation of some of history's most important female contributors were it not for this faux day of celebration?

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By in United Kingdom,

I knew people would spam a news article like this with political back and forth, having already seen Brickset user opinions on the NASA minifigure announcement.

I've already bought from Minifigs.me before - good service and fair costs. These customs are also pretty cool, but I'd prefer a couple of them without the overt slogans. I guess most aren't attached though.

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By in Poland,

Rosalind Franklin? Who is she? There is one female scientist who should be immortalized in here: Maria Sklodowska-Curie, she's the only person who got two Nobel Prizes, she discovered many new elements, and worked on radioactivity, she even organized x-rays on the WWI battlefields!

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By in United States,

I just wish the print quality was better. Except for the recycled head on Rosalind Franklin, the rest look like static noise.

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By in Canada,

I can't say I am a fan of the printing on the torsos.

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By in New Zealand,

How did I forget that yesterday was Women's Day? XD

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By in Australia,

This is what I like. All these women have done some really great things. I am also happy to have recognized 3 out of 4 of them (the only one i didn't know was Rosalind Franklin and I didn't know the name of the Suffragette but I knew it was a Suffragette.)

Great job Minifigure.me and great job to these women!

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By in United States,

Wonderful figures, if I had seen the Frida minifig about a month ago I would not know who she was, however after watching a movie about her I really want her figure. Also, will these still be available later in the year? I really want them, but I would have to wait.

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By in United States,

This is stupid and sexist toward men. what about what men have done? I hate feminists.

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By in United States,

@Huey1: When you get shot in the head for wanting an education, then you have a right to criticize. For anyone else complaining about "discrimination", minifigs.me has an absolute ton of minifigures based off men. As a guy myself, women exist, get over it.

And, so this doesn't get removed for being off topic, I will say that I think this is a very impressive set of minifigures. I, by no means, have the money to purchase any of them (and, in any case, I prefer creating my own characters), but more power to those who do.

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By in United States,

Okay... so where's Liudmyla Pavlychenko?

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By in United Kingdom,

Wow! So many thoughts and opinions on our minifigs! Thanks for the mostly positive reaction. Please be assured this is just a subset of the women we admire (and plan to make!) But also is likely to lead to the creation of more STEM and Arts minifigs (of both genders), so watch this space for more. These were our personal favourites, your suggestions of who we should make next are always welcome!

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By in United States,

Sorry, I don't buy fake, knock-off, counterfeit, and/or defaced LEGO pieces.

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By in Germany,

That's all well and good, but where's Frida's mustache? :)

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By in Russian Federation,

no international man day

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By in United States,

@Henry_D Sunday, November 19th

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By in United Kingdom,

Great idea, well executed. As we are all aware, you just can't please everybody all of the time. Using the medium of the minifigure to good effect to promote a well intentioned positive message can only be a good thing as far as I'm concerned. There are plenty of batarang and blaster wielding bods out there, so something more cerebral cannot possibly be inappropiate. We're all adults after all.

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By in Canada,

@Eggyslav: Rosalind Franklin was the most important scientist involved in the discovery of how DNA functions as well as the double helix form, having done the vast majority of the research. Her work was stolen by and credited to James Watson and Francis Crick who received Nobel prizes for it.

Very interesting mini figures. I'd love to see more!

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By in Poland,

@Ferus Olin: Oh, okay. I see. But still, some guys stole her work? That sucks, but you know what sucks more? Losing a Husband under the wheels of a carriage, not being allowed to study on University of Sorbona in Paris just because of being a woman, witnessing the atrocities of World War I, working hard on radioactive elements with no safety precautions, in a rudimentary shack as laboratory, and then finally dying from the effects of radiation. That's all that happened to Maria Sklodowska-Curie, so I still think she would be a better representative for female scientist minifigure.

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By in United Kingdom,

The whole focusing around a single gender on a day seems silly, same with the international man day - would rather they celebrate the accomplishments of the people for how talented they were rather than using the gender.

With that said the figures are nice, i think Malala Yousafzai could have done with her left arm looking like it was part of the clothing she was wearing. Would like to see some varied arm prints - feel they are lacking on official Lego and customs could be very popular if they have two coloured arms or nice prints.

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By in Canada,

@Eggyslav: I agree, Franklin was no more important than Curie (Though her story is slightly less well known). It would be interesting if Lego made women of science instead of just women of NASA.
Edit: Just as a side note, Franklin''s work with
X-ray technology is thought to have led to her later developed cancer. She was pushed aside throughout her career for being a woman and had to work in a small underground laboratory at King's College. Not to mention that Watson portrayed her as an antagonistic attention hogger in his book (The Double Helix)

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