The "Women of NASA" Lego sets, announced by the company on Wednesday, will feature four prominent females who played major roles in the US space program's history: astronauts Sally Ride and Mae Jemison, computer scientist Margaret Hamilton and astronomer Nancy Grace Roman.
Sally Ride (1951-2012), who was the first American woman in space thanks to a 1983 mission on the space shuttle Challenger, and went on to create educational programs focused on getting girls into science.More news: North Korea levels threat at Australia over USA alliance
As a part of LEGO Ideas, this set was first proposed to the public earlier this year by Weinstock.
"Build your own telescope" with Astronomer Nancy Grace Roman, who was best known for her work on the Hubble Space Telescope. She submitted her idea to the company's Lego Ideas community site, where people enter and vote on ideas, in July of 2016.
To celebrate the upcoming release of the Women of NASA set we're happy to have Maia Weinstock join us at the Flatiron District LEGO Store in New York City to meet and greet fans, while signing the Women of NASA LEGO set at this exclusive pre-release event.More news: North Korean delegation considers nuclear weapons only way to ensure security - lawmaker
"I was extremely excited about working on this one, especially as I had already heard of it and really wanted it to become a set", said Lego designer Gemma Anderson.
"Role-play space exploration from planning to moon landing, beginning with the iconic scene from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969 of Hamilton with software that she and her team programmed", Lego said in a statement. The challenge will be meant to inspire children to follow their dreams by asking them to build their dream job and share it on LEGO life using the role models from the new set.More news: Trump pulls United States out of UNESCO, citing anti-Israel bias