Published: Wed, October 18, 2017
Science | By Hubert Green

LEGO Ideas Women of NASA launches this November

LEGO Ideas Women of NASA launches this November

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.

From writing critical Apollo software to planning the Hubble Space Telescope, women have made their mark on NASA and expanded our understanding of the universe.

If the success of LEGO Ideas 21110 Research Institute is any indicator, we predict that 21312 Women of NASA will be incredibly popular as well.

Today (Oct. 17), Lego announced that it would start selling its "Women of NASA" collection on Oct. 28 in NY and November 1 globally.

"In all realms of science, engineering, and technology, pioneering women have historically been underappreciated for their often groundbreaking work", Weinstock said in a press release, "We have also seen that when girls and women are given more encouragement in the STEM fields, they become more likely to pursue careers in these areas".

Also included in the set are figures of astronomer and educator Nancy Grace Roman and computer scientist Margaret Hamilton. Once the set was up-voted a requisite number of times by LEGO Ideas community members, it was examined and scrutinized by LEGO proper.

The 231-piece set will include all four women as figurines, as well as a posable Hubble Space Telescope and launchpad with Space Shuttle Challenger.

The set will be available to purchase on 1st November, though it will be available at a one-off event on 28th October in the 5th Avenue Lego Store in NY. NASA pioneer Margaret Hamilton, fan designer Maia Weinstock, and LEGO designer Tara Wike are pictured below getting a first-look at the set earlier this month.

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