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Lego sells out of women scientist role model sets

An all female set released by Lego has sold out after the firm responded to a letter from a seven-year-old girl who wrote to complain about the lack of women.

Lego sells out of women scientist role model sets Credit: Lego

In January, Charlotte Benjamin wrote a letter to the Danish firm saying she was unhappy that male figures outnumbered female ones.

I want you to make more Lego girl people and let me go on adventures and have fun - ok!?!

– Seven-year-old Charlotte Benjamin

The new set sells in the US for $19.99 (£11.85) and comes with three women scientists, including a paleontologist, chemist and astronomer.