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Lego is re-issuing its limited edition Research Institute set, the New York Times reports. The set include female scientist figurines, including an astronomer, a chemist, and a paleontologist.

The set was introduced over the summer and was originally pitched by Ellen Kooijman, a geochemist, through Lego's Ideas platform.

"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," Kooijman wrote on her blog at the time. "It seemed logical that I would suggest a small set of female minifigures in interesting professions to make our Lego city communities more diverse."

The Times notes that the set sold out quickly over the summer and that there is a one per customer restriction in the US for the current re-issue.

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