How often does LEGO use the same head on a minifigure? Analysis of Head Repetition (Part 1)

by Yutong Zhang and Rose Porta What’s in a minifigure?  Have a feeling you’ve seen a “new” minifigure before?  Chances are you probably have. LEGO has produced over 14,000 different minifigures over the years, and each new minifigure does not have new individual parts. Existing parts are often mixed and… Continue reading

How Does LEGO See Working Women? Analysis of Gender Representation in Professions

by Yutong Zhang and Rose Porta Profession representation is important in LEGO minifigures, because every profession should be valued and acknowledged equally in society. In addition, children are more likely to pursue their dreams if they can see themselves in the professions playing with toys. This prompted us to investigate… Continue reading