Lego – Women of NASA

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Move over Batman, 5 women scientists are the newest Lego figures. The company announced the release of its Women of NASA set. It features women who played a vital role in the space program.

NASA confirmed the news on social media this morning too.

The idea came when Maia Weinstock, a deputy editor at MIT News,ย submitted her idea for the kitย in July 2016 toย Lego’s Ideas community, where members create and vote on new set plans.

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Weinstock’s submission got more than 10,000 votes, triggering an automatic review by Lego staff, which decided to manufacture and sell it.

http://www.businessinsider.com/lego-women-nasa-scientists-astronauts-kit-2017-10

New figures include:

  1. Sally Ride, the first American woman in space
  2. ย Nancy Grace Roman, a key member of the Hubble Space Telescope project
  3. Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in space
  4. Margaret Hamilton and Katherine Johnson, who both worked on the first manned mission to the moon.

The Brothers Brick reported that the set also includes a booklet about the four featured women of NASA, the fan creator, and the professional LEGO designers who collaborated on the set.

 

Lego is still working on the final design and price for the set, but rumours have it that the release date will be November 1 and the set will be priced around the $25 mark.

Images courtesy pinimg.com, businessinsider.com, brothers-brick.com

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