LEGO Ideas 21312 Women of NASA unveiled [News]

LEGO Ideas 21312 Women of NASA unveiled [News]

Girls in STEM now have a Lego box of their own: Women of NASA

Each set includes a booklet about the four featured women of NASA, as well as the fan creator and Lego designers behind the idea, who hope their magic inspires even more young girls to get involved with these fields of study.

Like 2014's Research Institute, this set features miniature displays of women doing science.

The Lego set was originally proposed by MIT News deputy editor Maia Weinstock on the Ideas platform a year ago, and quickly made its way to the 10,000 mark needed for official project approval by Lego.

The AP reports that the set will include pioneering astronauts Sally Ride and Mae Jemison, astronomer and "Mother of the Hubble Telescope" Nancy Grace Roman, and computer scientist Margaret Hamilton.

The LEGO Store in New York City will host a special signing event ahead of the release of LEGO Ideas 21312 Women of NASA.

Each minifig will also come with a special backdrop related to their historic work at NASA, including the space shuttle Challenger and the Hubble Space Telescope. Hamilton, the computer scientist responsible for developing software for space missions, comes with her own science lab and books reminiscent of the Apollo Guidance Computer.

Lego has unveiled a set of figures celebrating the women of NASA. The primarily minifigure set has 231 pieces, and will retail for $24.99 United States dollars. This could be due to a number of reasons, from possible production issues, not being able to secure the intellectual property due to the film, set size and price considerations, or even that Katherine Johnson (who is still alive) could have declined the opportunity to have a minifigure made in her image.

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