21312 Women of NASA Officially Announced

Back in 2014 LEGO released 21110 Research Institute, a LEGO Ideas project that featured a trio of female scientists. The set proved incredibly popular with young girls passionate about science as well as the wider LEGO community.

Now a new Ideas project is hitting the shelves that will also pay tribute to women in STEM – this time real women who did remarkable things… Introducing 21312 Women of NASA.

21312 Women of NASA Product

The set features 4 minifigures across three vignettes that represent the various work of people represented.

Here is the official product description;

Follow in the footsteps of 4 pioneering women of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration—America’s space agency) with this fun and inspiring LEGO® set. Build the Hubble Space Telescope and learn astronomy with the ‘Mother of Hubble’ Nancy Grace Roman. Develop the software for space missions with computer scientist Margaret Hamilton. And launch the space shuttle with Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, and Mae Jemison, the world’s first woman of color in space. Build, play, learn and one day you too could become a science, technology, engineering or mathematics superstar!

The set will officially be released on November 1st. Currently the Australian RRP is unavailable but hopefully the product page will be online soon.

Additional images and descriptions below.

Margaret Hamilton

21312 Women of NASA Margaret Hamilton

Margaret Hamilton was Director of the Software Engineering Division of the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory, which developed on-board flight software for the Apollo space program. The included vignette recreates an iconic photo of Margaret Hamilton in 1969 with the navigation software for the Apollo program.

Nancy G Roman

21312 Women of NASA Nancy G Roman

Nancy Grace Roman is an astronomer who was an executive at NASA. She is known as the “Mother of Hubble” for her role in planning the Hubble Space Telescope. Included is a microscale version of the Hubble Space Telescope.

Sally Ride & Mae Jemison

21312 Women of NASA Mae Jemison Sally Ride

Sally Ride was the first American woman to fly in space. Mae Jemison was the world’s first woman of color in space. These minifigures are presented with a wonderful microscale space shuttle.

21312 Women of NASA Minifigures 21312 Women of NASA Box1 21312 Women of NASA Box2

The original Ideas submission also included mathematician Katherine Johnson, who calculated Apollo trajectories, but unfortunately LEGO was not able to include her.

 

2 Responses to 21312 Women of NASA Officially Announced

  1. Aidan says:

    $49.99 confirmed at LEGO.com

  2. CS says:

    Yay Australia – that is double the US price ????

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