Yesterday, I took Claire on a long-anticipated trip to the Lego Store, way on the other side of town. I'd heard that Series Six minifigs had arrived, and to our mutual delight they were indeed. Each figure comes in an anonymous wrapper that makes its contents a mystery, requiring either knowledge of the increasingly-unreliable "bump codes" printed on the bottom of the packages or the patience to massage each bag until you can discern its contents. I've gotten pretty good at the latter approach--enough so that (achievement unlocked!) I managed to get all 16 of the Series Six figures in a single purchase with no duplicates.
Though to be honest, I'm thinking of collecting a few more of the lady astronauts and swapping in different heads and hairs to build a whole crew of female space adventurers. Because that's a perfectly normal thing to do. (Shut up.)
Creating this shot was fun--getting the right balance of light, exposure, depth of field, framing, distance, elevation, and background was a bit of a challenge, but definitely worth it.
I should also add that I am superbly proud of my daughter for declaring, without hesitation, that the surgeon is a girl. I must be doing something right.