Okay, so yesterday I promised I would have my LEGO Science Story challenge completed. Yeah, so, about that…
Turns out videos are really, really hard work.
As a radio broadcaster I am much more comfortable with audio production, so several things I finished very quickly – script, audio narration in two voices, sound effects courtesy of “let-me-do-some-funny-sounds” boyfriend, as well as sourced some nice background music.
However, as far as the finished product is concerned, I’ve run out of time today. But I couldn’t just leave you hanging…
So here is a science-themed lego video that is everything I would aspire to do in a video like this, but have no skills to achieve.
The woman who initially proposed the idea of an all-female scientist cast for LEGO is a geochemist herself. When she discovered a LEGO Ideas platform where submissions can become reality if they are backed by at least 10,000 supporters, she pitched her own:
As a female scientist I had noticed two things about the available LEGO sets: a skewed male/female minifigure ratio and a rather stereotypical representation of the available female figures. It seemed logical that I would suggest a small set of female minifigures in interesting professions to make our LEGO city communities more diverse.
Of course, the idea of lego female scientists was wildly popular – and now the author has come up with another science-inspired set called “Science Adventures.” It hasn’t been approved yet, but I wager it’s only a matter of time.
Meanwhile, I could really use that female paleontologist set for the story in my video. Which will be revealed tomorrow!