Some time ago Lego launches their Lego Ideas competition, allowing people from around the world to submit their own ideas for the next Lego set, the winner of which will get their set manufactured by Lego and they would then sell that set.

On their Ideas blog this week, Hasan Jensen from Lego revealed the winner of this competition was the idea submitted by the MIT News editor Maia Weinstock.

Weinstock submitted an idea to bring the Women of NASA to the Lego platform, celebrating the history of women in science and engineering, specifically those from the STEM professions.

The submission quickly received the 10,000 votes that are required to get Lego to consider it and the approval from Lego to begin manufacturing it.

Jemison and Ride

There will be five women featured in the set, including Margaret Hamilton, who developed the on-board software that was used in the Apollo mission, Katherine Johnson who calculated the trajectories and launches for various NASA missions, including Apollo 11, Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, Nancy Grace Roman, who is well known for her work on Hubble, and finally Mar Jemison, the first African-American woman to travel in space.

Hamilton

Lego are still working out the final product design, pricing, and availability for this Women of NASA set, however, they did say that more news should be revealed in late 2017 or early 2018.

In the meantime, you can check out the source link below to take a look at the idea.

Source: Lego Ideas

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