A human head and shoulders made out of yellow lego outlined by a blue halo effect on a turquoise spotty background

Object in focus: LEGO

You might think some of the toys we play with aren’t cool anymore, but some of them can actually hold the keys to our future identities. Sometimes toys can inspire us to become who we want to be…

Take Ellen Kooijman for example; she’s got a wicked job as a geoscientist and designer. Ellen has used LEGO to defy gender stereotypes by developing her very own set! Discover how she plans to inspire more girls to get into a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics below.

Customised blue and white adidas trainers, with comical stick on eyes, nose and teeth dancing back and forth. 

Promoting the Young V&A museum in Bethnal Green, London. A new museum for creativity. Now open, free for all.