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A 7-year-old girl reportedly wrote a letter to Lego asking why "there are more Lego boy people and barely any Lego girls."

The letter, dated Jan. 25, was posted on The Society Pages, a website run by the University of Minnesota's Department of Sociology.

The girl, Charlotte Benjamin, also wrote:

"Today I went to a store and saw Legos in two sections the girls pink and the boys blue. All the girls did was sit at home, go to the beach, and shop, and they had no jobs but the boys went on adventures, worked, saved people, and had jobs, even swam with sharks."

Benjamin asks the company to make "more Lego girl people and let them go on adventures and have fun ok!?!"

According to The Society Pages, the girl's father submitted the letter to the website.

In an email to USA TODAY, Lego said, "Building with Lego bricks fosters the creativity of children, which is why it's our mission to offer any child ?? regardless of their age, gender or interests -- a relevant Lego experience."

Lego added that the company is developing new male and female minifigures.

In 2011, Lego vowed to make its toys more appealing to girls. The Danish company was trying to strike balance between creativity and construction.

"Simply producing a pink version of the boys' products is not enough," said Marko Ilincic, the company's U.K. managing director, in an interview with the Observer. "An understanding of how gender patterns differ is key."

In an effort to reach more girls, Lego has created female professionals, such as a surgeon and an astronaut.

Last year, Lego produced its first female scientist. According to her online bio, she is quite accomplished.

"Thanks to the scientist's tireless research, minifigures that have misplaced their legs can now attach new pieces to let them swim like fish, slither like snakes, and stomp around like robots," according to Lego's website.

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Copyright 2014 USATODAY.com

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