In 2012, Ellen Kooijman, aka Alatariel Elensar, submitted an idea to LEGO Ideas featuring female scientists in action. It got all the necessary votes and support and was turned into an actual product and made available for purchase over the summer. The set with a paleontologist, astronomer, and a chemist quickly sold out. I was sad I missed out on buying the minifigs. But luckily, Alatariel has a new project on LEGO Ideas with even more scientist minifigs.
This set of three minifigures represents scientists out in the field on adventures/in outdoor work environments. Though one of the minifigs is wearing lipstick, the gender of the minifigs is neutral. The trio is comprised of a geologist, a wildlife biologist, and archaeologist. The description:
Join the scientist on their research adventures!
The geologist explores the mountains to locate important minerals and unravel the processes that have shaped the Earth.
The wildlife biologist is on a jungle expedition to study the tiger in its natural habitat.
The archaeologist investigates bones and artifacts to uncover the secrets of an ancient civilization.
This set consists of three vignettes of scientists in their outdoor work environment. The small settings are built on 6x6 base plates and each scientist comes with a set of tools and equipment required for their research. The accompanying booklet will provide short descriptions of the respective research fields. This set combines an educational aspect with a fun building experience and plenty of play value. The presented set consists of 188 parts.
I would purchase these right now if I could, but they're still in the support phase at LEGO Ideas. Add your vote and help get this set in front of the LEGO review board!
h/t The Mary Sue