International Women’s Day was Sunday, but that shouldn’t stop us from celebrating Women’s History Month all March long. Maia Weinstock, deputy editor at MIT News and a producer of science and children’s media, created these Lego figures of the first four female Supreme Court Justices.
According to Makers, Weinstock banded the Supreme Court Lego legends, Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, together in one supergroup called the Legal Justice League.
“The goal has been to inspire people to consider our generation’s thinkers and makers as heroes worthy of action figures,” Weinstock told Makers via email. “For International Women’s Day, I decided to focus on the first four women who’ve reached the highest level of our judiciary system. All of these women are trailblazers who should be celebrated — not only by adults but by kids just learning about civics and government.”
Unfortunately, Lego won’t make the figures officially for sale, according to a tweet from Weinstock. Lego Ideas has already rejected the Justice League from becoming a set for sale.
Thx to all for support of my women-of-SCOTUS set! To those asking, only one exists; @LEGOIdeas rejected it for being related to politics.
— Maia Weinstock (@20tauri) March 9, 2015
This isn’t the first time Weinstock has made important women into Lego figures. In the Scitweeps series, “65 of the coolest science/tech folk,” she made marine biologist Sylvia Earle and animal science professor Temple Grandin into Legos.
What a fabulous idea! Here’s hoping Lego changes its mind.