Just when you thought Ruth Bader Ginsburg couldn’t possibly achieve more crossover appeal she went ahead and upped the ante: She’ll soon appear in LEGO form.
Already the focus of two recent films, numerous books, and constant fretting over her health, Justice Ginsburg has become an iconic figure with an ever-growing cultural footprint. Which will now include a small LEGO-block robe and gavel.
The upcoming The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (release date: February 8th) will feature the powerhouse Supreme Court Justice’s likeness in a young girl’s LEGO-verse, a role that required no actual work on RGB’s end. Which is probably for the best considering that she’s still recuperating from recent surgery to remove cancerous nodules from her left lung.
LEGO Movie 2’s director Mike Mitchell broke the news of the appearance to USA Today and described the inspiration as such: “These movies are so full of surprises. And we were thinking, ‘Who’s the last person you would think to see in a LEGO film as a minifig?’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg!”
So if you’re planning on seeing the film be prepared for two things: to find out what a minifig is, and to see the Notorious RBG in all her LEGO glory.