Since this image of an apparently forthcoming Batgirl minifigure appeared online debate has been occurring as to whether it's a convincing custom or due to appear in one of Lego's 2014 Batman sets. We can't help but wonder if the confusion is partially down to the fact that Batgirl is.. well... a girl. After all, Lego doesn't have the best reputation for gender equality in its licensed themes and what's more, there's no excuse for it. Off the top of our heads, here is five women that'd we'd like to see immortalised in Lego – regardless of Batgirl's fate.
Padmé Amidala (Naboo Battle Gear)
The collectable minifigures range is, largely, doing much better at gender gender representation than the licensed themes are, but that doesn't mean that there's no room for improvement. Series 11 saw a Scientist, but this step forward was sorely needed after the Trendsetter figure included in Series 10. One traditionally male-dominated area that's often seen depicted in city sets is a pilot character, and with a male character appearing in this guise in Series 3, perhaps it's time we saw a woman take to the brick-built skies.
Kitty Pryde (Shadowcat)