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08/14/2018 | featured

LEGO® Women of NASA launches November 1st

LEGO has announced it will release a"women" of NASA set featuring four mini figurines of pioneering women from the space agency: the astronauts Sally Ride and Mae Jemison, the astronomer Nancy Grace Roman, and the computer scientist Margaret Hamilton. the set was inspired by a member of its fan-sourced creation platform, LEGO Ideas, which got more than 10,000 votes, triggering an automatic review by LEGO staff, which decided to manufacture and sell it.

 

 

the designers behind the set are LEGO’s gemma anderson and marie sertillanges capturing specific details of the space icons, including how sally ride’s name tag says just ‘sally’, a request she actually made in real life. each figurine will also come with a backdrop related to their specialist field and work at NASA, including the space shuttle challenger and the hubble space telescope.

 

For more information visit https://www.lego.com/en-us/aboutus/news-room/2017/october/lego-ideas-women-of-nasa/

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