Lego kicked off Women's History Month with some major News. The Danish building-block company announced that it's releasing a Women of NASA set that's sure to inspire a whole new generation. Think of them as not-so-hidden (mini)figures. And while this is a literally tiny step for humankind, it's certainly one way to get female astronauts (at least some of) the recognition they deserve. The new set will include Margaret Hamilton, Katherine Johnson, Sally Ride, Nancy Grace Roman, and Mae Jemison minifigs, a.k.a. Lego people — along with accompanying accessories.
"This proposed set celebrates five notable NASA pioneers and provides an educational building experience to help young ones and adults alike learn about the history of women in STEM," Weinstock wrote in the proposal she sent to Lego Ideas.
After receiving the requisite 10,000 votes (Weinstock shared her idea on social media last July), the set went to the Lego Ideas review board — and passed. The Women of NASA got chosen over a log cabin inspired by Little House on the Prairie, a red Lamborghini, and a rocket from the film Spaceballs.
The Lego Women of NASA set will be available this coming winter or early 2018.