LEGO Women of NASA set release date and pricing info

Lego Ideas Lego announced on Wednesday that it's releasing a

Four of the most accomplished women in STEM are about to be celebrated with the highest pop culture accolade in America: a Lego set in their honor.

One of the sets features Nancy G. Roman, an American astronomer who was one of the first executives at NASA.

LEGO announced by Facebook on Wednesday that the Women of NASA set, started by the LEGO Ideas where fans can submit set designs for the company to make and sell, will have 231 pieces and be best for those ages 10 and up.

Lego said it would build the set in March, after science editor and writer Maia Weinstock pitched the idea through the Lego Ideas initiative, where the company fields ideas on future toy sets.

This week the folks at LEGO presented the final version of what'll be one of the most awesome Minifigure-centric sets in history.




Weinstock proposed the set at the Lego Ideas platform a year ago as a set of five, which at that time included Johnson.

In its announcement, Lego said that the four figures include the "mother of the Hubble Telescope", Nancy Grace Roman; Apollo 11 programmer Margaret Hamilton; the first American woman in space, Sally Ride; and the first woman of colour in space, Mae Jemison.

"Every detail was important and needed to match reality, since they represent real-life women". "We naturally fully respect this decision".

Lego is honoring the women of the film Hidden Figures while releasing its latest product created to foster interest in STEM careers.

However, the lack of transparency surrounding the reason behind why she was nixed from this set in the first place gives the disheartening impression that whoever had the power to give approval didn't think Johnson's contributions were worthy of recognition, thus keeping her efforts and work "hidden". Margaret Hamilton "led the team that developed the building blocks of software engineering - a term that she coined herself", according to NASA.

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