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Launching Our New Accessible Website: A Fresh, User-Friendly Design

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website for the Women’s Brick Initiative! Our team has been hard at work to...
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WBI’s 2023 Top Ten LEGO List for Equity and Inclusion (and Five Opportunities)

It was difficult to top 2022 for LEGO in equity and inclusion, but LEGO managed to have another good year in 2023 for equity and...
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Thousands of Minifig Heads, and Still Not Enough Options? Analysis of Diverse Representation in Minifigure Heads (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of the article series. It’s recommended to read Part 1 before Part 2.  If minifigs are meant to represent people living...
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Announcing our summer building contest!

We’ve got exciting news! WBI has been asked to provide the street parade in the World Explorer Zone of LEGO House! Current street parade We...
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Would you like to get more involved in WBI? We’re recruiting!

Breaking news: Now recruiting for contributors! Interested in getting more involved in the LEGO community, particularly around diversity, equity, and inclusion? WBI is looking for...
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How well do Minifigs Represent People Around the World? Analysis of Cultural Representation in Minifigs (Part 2: Head Repetition)

Part 1 of this discussion presents an overview of cultural representation within LEGO Minifigures, exploring the distributions by region, gender, and flesh tone color for...
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How Well Do Minifigs Represent People from Around the World? Analysis of Cultural Representation in Minifigs (Part 1: Overview)

When LEGO creates minifigs, they are by default assumed to be white individuals of Western European descent. However, there have been numerous themes and sets...
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Are Neutral Minifigure Heads Really Gender Neutral?

As touched upon in our previous articles, we noticed that male is considered the default gender in LEGO minifigs. Given that we found a number...
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How to Build Yourself as a Minifigure

Have you ever tried to build yourself as a minifig? If you haven’t, you might give it a try. In almost every LEGO store, there...
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Thousands of Minifig Heads, and Still Not Enough Options? Analysis of Diverse Representation in Minifigure Heads (Part 1)

LEGO has produced over 3500 different minifigure heads over the past 44 years (1978-2022), and yet it may still be difficult to find one that...
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Build-Your-Own Professional Minifigure Campaign Flowchart

The idea of this flowchart started with a conversation when trying to find minifigures in different professions. We were having a hard time finding specific...
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Are Star Wars Minifigs Accurately Representative of Star Wars Films? An analysis of screen time versus number of minifigs by gender (Part 2: Side Series)

A significant number of LEGO minifigures are created to represent characters from TV series or films. LEGO has been creating Star Wars minifigs since 1999,...
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