Little Girl Writes Letter To LEGO Complaing About Lack Of Adventerous Female Figures

February 3, 2014


This is the letter that 7-year old Charlotte Benjamin wrote the LEGO company complaining there aren't enough female figure playsets, and the ones they do sell are predominately homemaker related. A valid argument. Plus her penmanship blows mine out of the water. You're gonna do things, Charlotte. Things a young me could only dream of, including, but not limited to, making the honor roll. You shatter that plastic ceiling and make us all proud.

Thanks to rob, Bounty, QSI and my friend becca, who all wrote letters to companies when they were kids and got free loot. TREASURE?!

  • Torse

    on a scale of 1 to Nazi,

    How pro-flow feminism do you think the girl's mom is?

  • Mark Daniel Johansen

    My first thought was that the little girl who wrote this must surely have been told to write it by her mother or some other adult.
    My second thought is that this probably wasn't really written by a little girl. The handwriting is terrible, as one would expect of a 7-year-old, but I don't see a single spelling error, and aside from the debatable phrases "boy people" and "girl people", the grammar is also perfect. And would it really occur to a 7-year-old to talk about people having jobs?
    And if a little girl wanted to play that the girl legos swim with sharks and have jobs, why wouldn't she just play that? Why would she need a picture on a box to tell her that it's okay to play this game with that toy? I never cared about such things when I was a kid. I distinctly recall playing that my toy cowboys were astronauts and my plastic sailors were apes after seeing Planet of the Apes. I used shoeboxes for tanks and any tree branch could be a machine gun. I've never known a kid to worry about what stereotypes were embodied in the pictures on a box. Kids play the game they want to play. Maybe children raised by parents who are obsessed with stereotypes hidden in toy box illustrations learn to look for such things, but then we're right back to the parents telling them that this is something to be upset about.

  • TheTruth

    She has a boy name

  • Charlotte is a boys name?

  • As a man, I too am offended that there aren't more female LEGO characters. Because after a hard day of adventuring, my rock mining astronaut scuba diving cop ninja knight really wants nothing more than to return home to the smorgasbord of plastic bricks I cobbled together and called his "base", to fuck his harem of dirty LEGO bitches.

  • Pru

    None of my lego characters had dicks.

  • GlennBryant

    Lego should do this, and pay their employees more than minimum wage.

  • Matty Spinny

    i thought they were all uni-sex

  • Considering all the scientists, farmers, entrepreneurs, animal experts and kendo (martial arts) champion playsets lego has created for the female audience I seriously doubt this is a little girl who is writing.

  • flyppster

    Charlotte.... you may need to look closer. When minifigs go on adventures, they have to wear helmets and goggles. Once those are on, they all look the same to me. I just got the Space Shuttle set and it had a boy and a girl. When you have both helmets on and don't put their hair, they both look alike.

  • boooo!

    Your point is valid even when the helmets and goggles are off. Lots of girls have short hair. To me the magic of Lego is that it can be whatever you want it to be, and especially as a 7 year old you should have enough imagination to decide that this and that minifig is a girl and not a boy.

  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    Also you can swap the heads! I think every lego I ever owned only stayed like the box image until I finished building what it was supposed to be. Them the legs/heads/bodies were swapped and I would buy something else if i don't do that even before finishing the original structure.

    Children will make Srawberry Shortcake slay dinossaurs and build spaceship with legos that were supposed to be a house. They aren't limited to what is in the box.

  • Magnus Canis

    No little girl wrote that, the handwriting is much
    too messy for that level of vernacular not to mention the adaptability of lexicon
    would also speak of someone smart enough to follow the lines. Also there is not a single heart above the
    "I's". Just saying she’s
    supposed to be 7 not “this many.” Go
    back and try again, also see the little mermaid play sets that is all about

  • Johnny Bigrig

    Obviously the work of overbearing liberal activist parents. She's got a fun life ahead of her, always finding injustice in every nook and cranny of her path.

  • Tyler AitchKay

    Good point. I dont know many people with handwriting that bad who can also correctly use words like "section" and "barely", regardless of age.

  • I don't know, man... I bought the LEGO City advent calender for my kids last year, and it had female firefighters and stuff in it...

  • Tyler AitchKay

    Anita Sarkeesian reaches her lowest point: Impersonating a 7 year old

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