Female roles: like the translucent red square piece you need to complete your rad spaceship, they are some of the hardest-to-find Lego parts. But now Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are addressing that issue, and they promise that by the time their sequel comes around, we'll be seeing a much better representation of women in the Lego universe.
"It's important to us that the movie plays broadly and that we inspire young women as much as we inspire young men," Lord told the BBC, unwittingly starting what will become an incredibly fucked up LegoMasterBuilderGate movement. "I don't want to give spoilers but there will be more female characters and more female stuff.
"You can feel that the whole movie culture is now starting to wake up to the fact that half the audience are women. Frozen is reflective of that - and I think we are all going to find a great flourishing of women film makers and subject matter in the future."
Miller agreed, adding, "There's been a real shortage of [female protagonists] in recent years, and I think that the near future will be very different."
As for whether that means Lego Movie 2 will have a central female protagonist, the two aren't saying; though they're officially signed on to write the sequel, they say that as of now, "all [they've] written is 'Fade in...'"
Still, let it be known that something closer to Lego gender equality is coming. You'll recognize it by whether or not there are little lips painted on the head.