Karalora wrote:I've been known to say that I wish there were more female minifigs in Castle sets, especially in "active" roles instead of always being the captured princess. Issues of "period accuracy" are a lot less relevant in a fantasy scenario than a realistic historical one, so I don't see why we can't have one or two female knights. I made some of my own for the Crownies a while back, but it would be nice to see some official endorsement of the idea. And if they couldn't bring themselves to do that, a female spellcaster would surely work. Since the Kingdoms line seems to be positioning the Green Dragons as the bad guys, a Red Lion sorceress to balance the wizard would be awesome. I don't think LEGO has ever produced a good female spellcaster who wasn't a Harry Potter character.
I'm also hoping that the Collectible Minifig series starts a trend of variety in female faces.
I agree. For me, it would be more boring to have females in just the traditional medieval roles. When I set up a new nation/faction like the Crown Knights or the Lion Knights, I make sure to have at least one or two females as a "Lord" of a given area. Normally my factions have a King/Queen at the top, several Dukes below them, and then each Duke would have three Barons(or a Baroness, depending) below them. Also, in the Clergy there would be female clerics as well as female wizards in the wizards that guard the kingdom. The same goes for the opposing factions, such as the Undead/skeleton faction. An example of this is a banshee/sorcercer character that I thought up with a nice story. Point is that I have a significant number of female characters in my Castle factions and play key roles within them.
Would I want more women? Sure, you bet! But as much as I would like more I realize that LEGO is more geared for younger boys as they are the ones asking parents to buy them. Sooo, we here who want more women or peasant/civilian sets or fantasy factions or whatever need to let the LEGO ambassadors know this.