Lego Launches Dr Sylvia Earle MiniFig
LEGO is manufacturing a female scientist minifig family. The collection pays homage to real life aerospace engineers and astronauts. My favourite piece however is a touching tribute to deep sea explorer Dr Sylvia Earle.
“I want to get out in the water. I wanted to see fish, real fish, not fish in a laboratory.”
Dr Earle was the first female chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. She has logged over 7,000 hours underwater and led over 100 expeditions as an scientist, author, lecturer, and explorer.
“No ocean, no life. No blue, no green. No ocean, no us.”
In August Women Divers Hall of Fame Fellow Sylvia Earle will be 80 and she doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Her self imposed mission of protecting the world’s oceans has inspired millions to learn to dive or pursue careers in marine biology.
Wholly fitting therefore that this quiet lady is now a LEGO figure, gently influencing the next generation, through play, to think about what happens in our seas.