If you’re unfamiliar with LEGO Cuusoo, it’s a very cool concept that allows LEGO fans the ability to design sets for LEGO. If the design concepts get enough support from the internet community, the people at LEGO will consider putting that set into production.
The design set concept I came across today might just be my new favorite.
According to the designer Alatariel:
Although recently LEGO® has started to design and add more female figures to their sets, they are still a minority. A small set of minifigures, which LEGO® has made in the past for different themes, would provide a great opportunity to add women to our LEGO® town or city communities. I have designed some professional female minifigures that also show that girls can become anything they want, including a fire fighter or a paleontologist (main picture).
I’m pretty jazzed about this LEGO idea, not only because of the positive representations of women that both boys and girls should embrace, but also because various studies have shown that women are more likely to get involved in an activity (such as the STEM carreers in these LEGO sets) if they see women represented.
So how do we get these sets into production? Click here, click support, and tell your friends. Then start pestering LEGO, keep talking about it and asking for it. Getting 10,000 supporters only makes LEGO consider producing it, after all. We have to be very vocal about our demand for STEM lady minifigs.
Yep, that’s a little girl cosplaying Stan Lee. AND SHE NAILED IT. Via All That and a Bag of Crackers
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I want to talk about my dad a minute.
Everyone who has ever met my dad loves him. He’s funny, bright, friendly, and generous. He’s all around a good guy. Click here to see the man in action, a retired homicide detective and TV star! I love him to bits. And last month, we almost lost him, because Dad was a smoker.
He quit smoking cigarettes using the patch and some medications when I graduated high school, but when he joined homicide, he picked up cigars. Up until last month, he was smoking upwards of four cigars a day.
Like a lot of men his age, Dad should have been getting regular stress tests to make sure his heart was healthy, but he didn’t. He also should have quit smoking cigars, but y’know how dads are. So when he was playing with my nephews last month, he felt a tight pain in his chest and a tingling down one arm. He was ready to dismiss it as gas, (seriously, Dad?? GAS??) but thankfully my nurse sister had the presence of mind to drag his ass to the hospital and forced him to stay until they figured out what was wrong.
He had a 99% blockage in his LAD.
Sooo… I bore easily. I love podcasts, I love trivia, so I ended up whipping up this podcast. ENTER THE NERD CAGE!
It’s the pilot episode, so there’s a few things we can still improve on, but hey! Fun new podcast I made, you guys!
I’ve come across three pics I have to share today, and eventually I’ll get back to writing actual articles. But until then…
Check out Ms. Potts at the Iron Man 3 premiere!
So Tom and Lorenzo are torn on this dress. From the side, it shows off a LOT of leg from the side. But if you ask me, if anyone can get away with showing that much leg and still be this classy, it’s Gwyneth “Holly Holiday” Paltrow. I always look forward to what she wears at the Oscars, and she never fails to do something daring with her style… though not always successfully. But this? Work it, girl.
Moving on! Where mah Kaidan fans at?