LEGO is turning four iconic women of NASA into minifigures

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

Four of the most incredible and pioneering women of Nasa are being celebrated with their very own Lego sets, the toy company has revealed today.

The set contains four different figures: Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, and Mae Jemison, the first woman of color in space.

The move makes sense as it promotes the role of women in the workplace, and it gives young girls a slate of new heroes to choose from that can hopefully inspire them and let them know that there's nothing they can't do. The company quickly took steps to add more women in science to its set lineup.

The set will also include Sally Ride, Nancy Grace Roman and Margaret Hamilton, all key figures in the NASA program.

Mae Jemison, who became the first African-American woman in space in 1992 during a science mission aboard the space shuttle Endeavour.

The set will be available to purchase on 1st November, though it will be available at a one-off event on 28th October in the 5th Avenue Lego Store in NY. It comes from the awesome mind of fan designer Maia Weinstock who presented her idea to LEGO Ideas under the headline "Ladies rock outer space"!

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Recognising the critical roles women have played throughout the history of the U.S. space programme, the proposal was originally submitted to the Lego Ideas site by MIT News deputy editor Maia Weinstock.

"I wanted to spotlight a fantastic group of women who have made seminal contributions to NASA history", said Weinstock, deputy editor of "MIT News" at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who worked for NASA from 1953 to 1986 and was the lead inspiration for the the book and movie "Hidden Figures", will not be featured in the "Women of NASA" set.

Again, the Women of NASA set is on sale starting November 1, and will retail for $24.99.

LEGO designers Designers Gemma Anderson and Marie Sertillanges jumped at the opportunity and designed Maia's model into an official LEGO set.

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