“We’re not trying to reinforce gender role stereotypes,” said someone at LEGO at some point I’m sure but here we are on Day 11 with a stove. It’s actually quite nicely built featuring a four-element stove top and a glass door oven. And that gigantic frying pan from yesterday at least has somewhere to go (I’m still not opening my accessory bag). Still, I doubt a stove like this would ever make an appearance in the boy-oriented CITY Advent Calendar so having it here in the Friends set will just reinforce the stereotypes of woman belonging in the kitchen. I’m probably making a mountain out of a mole hill though. One day out of 24 in a LEGO Advent Calendar doesn’t amount to much in the grand scheme of things, right?