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's Women of NASA set complete with four figures consisting of influential women from the USA space agency's past will officially launch on November 1.
The proposal bubbled up through a Lego program that solicits ideas for customized toy figures, and then turns some of the top ideas into actual play sets.
Computer scientist Margaret Hamilton helped develop computer software for the Apollo and Mercury missions. Along with Ride, it includes tiny representations of NASA astronomer Nancy Grace Roman, computer scientist Margaret Hamilton, and astronaut Mae Jemison, the first black woman in space.
"Build the posable Hubble Space Telescope and launch a LEGO version of the Space Shuttle Challenger with 3 removable rocket stages".
"In all realms of science, engineering, and technology, pioneering women have historically been underappreciated for their often groundbreaking work".
Hopefully this set will be the beginning of more STEM-inspired LEGO sets that celebrate the advancement of women.
Lego said it looked into including Johnson, who helped work out the trajectories for key NASA spaceflights such as John Glenn's history-making orbital trip in 1962, but couldn't get the necessary permission.
"With this project, I wanted to spotlight a fantastic group of women who have made seminal contributions to NASA history", said Weinstock.
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The original concept set included Katherine Johnson.