Their world may be made entirely of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, but there are still plenty of complex questions for Lego scientists to answer. Fortunately there may be a new trio of experts on the way.
Yes, part-time Lego designer Alatariel (who is also full-time Senior Researcher at the Department of Geosciences of the Swedish Museum of Natural History Dr. Ellen Kooijman) is at it again. Her first big smash was the female scientists minifigures that Lego launched as The Research Institute. She found Lego Ideas success a second time, collaborating on The Big Bang Theory set.
Her latest set is called Science Adventures, and once again it features three different disciplines. There’s an archaeologist unearthing a perfectly-preserved skeleton and a cache of gold coins; a Geologist taking a closer look at an interesting rock formation; and a biologist tracking a rare ABS tiger through the untamed jungle.
Alatariel has started posting alternative configurations, too. One reworks the geologist’s outdoor scene into a miniature laboratory. Another remixes some of the bricks into a robotics engineer and his robot creation.
It took less than two months for Dr. Kooijman new Ideas submission to break the 10,000 vote barrier needed to send a set to Lego’s review team. The review process doesn’t start until May, so the learned ladies of your Research Institute set will have a bit of a wait before their colleagues can join them.
That’s assuming Lego opts to box the Science Adventures set up… though given the massive success of Alatariel’s first scientists it seems inevitable that Drs. Coyman, Yates, and Miller will be heading to the Lego Store later this year.