After thinking about it for a while – LEGO’s decided to go ahead and produce a set of female scientist minifigure sets. We also get dinosaurs in the set. Well; a dinosaur skeleton anyway.
LEGO picked these figures from suggestions given to it via LEGO Ideas and put the concept through an internal review process. It is the sort of process that would look at the size of the market, worry if Creationists would demand LEGO boycotts, whether that was already a similar product, etc. It took a while but the female scientists were approved and beat off a challenge from a Sherlock set, Macross, The Legend of Zelda, a remote controlled DeLorean and Adventure Time.
The final set might not exactly like Alatriel’s proposed designs but will hopefullyy not be far off.