‘Legal Justice League’ celebrates women of the Supreme Court


You’ve heard of the fictional superhero team Justice League, but now meet a new “league” based on a few real-life heroes.

Created by Maia Weinstock, a deputy editor at MIT News, in recognition of International Women’s Day, the Legal Justice League celebrates the women of the Supreme Court in LEGO form. “This set of custom-designed LEGO minifigures, U.S. Supreme Court replica, and SCOTUS library/study 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,” Weinstock wrote on her website.

But don’t expect to see the justices on toy store shelves anytime soon; according to Weinstock, LEGO Ideas, which solicits ideas for new LEGO sets, has already rejected the Legal Justice League. “@LEGOIdeas rejected it for being related to politics,” she explained in a tweet.

Weinstock’s past projects have also recognized women in the field of science, including planetary scientist Carolyn Porco, astronaut Sally Ride, and Suw Charman-Anderson, founder of Ada Lovelace Day, which aims to “raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and maths.”