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Lego to Create a Women of NASA Set

Lego to Create a Women of NASA Set

UPDATE, Oct. 18, 2017: The Women of NASA set will officially go on sale on Nov. 1, 2017 just in time for the holiday season, according to Lego Ideas. The recommended retail price is $24.99.

Just in time for Women's History Month and the Oscar-nominated movie Hidden Figures, Lego has announced that it will be releasing a new set of products called Women of NASA to honor women who paved the way in STEM professions, according to Lego.

The set of five minifigures will include Katherine Johnson, mathematician and space scientist, real-life subject of Hidden Figures, and honoree at this year’s Oscars awards; Margaret Hamilton, computer scientist and software developer for the Apollo missions to the moon; Sally Ride, an astronaut, physicist, and educator, and the first American woman in space; Nancy Grace Roman, astronomer known as the “Mother of Hubble” for her role in planning the Hubble Space Telescope; and Mae Jemison, an astronaut, physician, and entrepreneur, and the first African-American woman in space.

Maia Weinstock, a Lego Ideas fan designer, created the Women of NASA set. Weinstock submitted her concept to Lego Ideas and was chosen as one of 12 in the Second 2016 Review Results. Other ideas submitted include Voltron: Defender of the Universe, the Addams Family Mansion, and the Star Wars UCS X34 Landspeeder.

“We’re really excited to be able to introduce Maia’s Women of NASA set for its inspirational value as well as build and play experience,” Lego said in a statement.

The final product design, pricing, and availability are still underway. More details will be released in late 2017 or early 2018.


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Main image: Maia Weinstock’s concept of the Women of NASA set for Lego Ideas
Flickr/Maia Weinstock 

Originally published March 1, 2017

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