Proposed Women of NASA project hits review level on LEGO Ideas, is awesome

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Aug 3, 2016

There are a crazy amount of LEGO sets out there, and the coolest part is that fans can pitch their own sets. One of the hottest sets on the idea list? The Women of NASA concept, which aims to celebrate some of the greatest space ladies who ever lived.

The set looks to celebrate women who have played critical roles throughout the history of the U.S. space program. The list includes: computer scientist Margaret Hamilton, mathematician and scientist Katherine Johnson, astronaut Sally Ride, astronomer Nancy Grace Roman and astronaut Mae Jemison. TL;DR: It's awesome.

“In addition, space flight is only one of many areas within NASA. As you probably know, the agency also has divisions covering astronomy, Earth science, planetary science, and solar physics," creator Maia Weinstock wrote. “So while it's true that the focus in my set is on women who've supported human space flight in one way or another, I also made sure to include one who was both an astronomer and a key leader in the planning and execution of one of our most important scientific instruments: the Hubble Space Telescope.”

The concept includes mini figs of all the women, along with a desktop frame to display them and their names. It also includes vignettes depicting: a famous photo of the lengthy code that helped get astronauts on the moon in 1969; instruments used to calculate and verify trajectories for the Mercury and Apollo missions; a microscale Hubble Space Telescope and display; and a mini space shuttle with external tank and solid rocket boosters.

The proposal has already hit the required 10,000 votes for review, and now it's up to LEGO to pull the trigger and make this a legit LEGO set.

(Via Lego Ideas, Space)