Meet the Legal Justice League, a kickass team of four women who have served on the Supreme Court and broke the 192-year reign of men on the bench. I might even dare say these Lego figurines are perfect for a recess (for children and grown judges alike).
In honor of Women's Day (all 23 hours of it), Maia Weinstock, deputy editor at MIT News, built the custom set of miniature justices and uploaded shots of them hard at work to a Flickr album. The set includes the Court's first woman justice, Sandra Day O'Connor, and the three women currently sitting on the court—Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.
According to Weinstock, the set of minifigures "aims to celebrate the accomplishments of women in the legal realm, and to encourage girls and women to work toward high positions in the U.S. judicial system."
Too bad the figurines are not for sale. Weinstock submitted the designs to Lego HQ, but she explains she was rejected for "going against their 'no politics or political symbols' rule."
I'm hoping they'll make an exception, because I can't remember what life was like before I saw these Legal Justice League figurines. Lego, the ball is in your court.