Saturday, 25 November, 2017

Lego launches new range dedicated to Women of NASA

LEGO Ideas 21312 Women of NASA unveiled [News] Lego's Women of NASA set rockets into reality
Erik Tate | 20 October, 2017, 00:49

The Lego set was originally proposed by MIT News deputy editor Maia Weinstock on the Ideas platform past year, and quickly made its way to the 10,000 mark needed for official project approval by Lego.

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.

LEGO hopes the set hopes inspires more girls to go into STEM careers.

LEGO fans, it's time to rejoice: A new line of mini-figures is set to launch next month, and in my humble opinion, they may just be the most badass LEGO figures yet.

Sally Ride and Mae Jemisons build features a launchpad and Space Shuttle Challenger with three removable rocket stages.

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LEGO was really shooting for the stars with these incredible sets that will be available for purchase on November 1st.

A group of Nasa's barrier-breaking women has been immortalised in Lego form.

"In all realms of science, engineering, and technology, pioneering women have historically been under-appreciated for their often groundbreaking work", Weinstock shared in the press release. Weinstock's original proposal from July 2016 collected more than 10,000 votes in a Lego ideas contest.

However, for those who have been tracking the progress of the set, the set was originally to have mathematician Katherine Johnson - featured in the film Hidden Figures - but was not able to be included.

“It was a great experience to give these incredible women their new LEGO identity and a great honor to personally present Margaret Hamilton with her very own Minifigure, ” said LEGO Design Manager Tara Wike. Hamilton, who led the team that developed software for the Apollo moon mission, can be placed in a diorama with a stack of books containing the Apollo Guidance Computer code.

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