LEGO unveiled a Women of NASA Lego set featuring four influential women through history: Nancy Grace Roman, Margaret Hamilton, Sally Ride and Mae Jemison. Along with the Lego figures the set comes with three place settings- the Hubble Space Telescope, the source code for they Apollo Guidance Computer and the launchpad of the Space Shuttle Challenger with three rocket stages. The set also comes with a booklet that gives more information about the four women and their stories as well the creators of the set.
According to the LEGO website: Explore the professions of some of the groundbreaking women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with the LEGO® Ideas Women of NASA set. It features minifigures of 4 pioneering women of NASA— astronomer and educator Nancy Grace Roman, computer scientist and entrepreneur Margaret Hamilton, astronaut, physicist and entrepreneur Sally Ride and astronaut, physician and engineer Mae Jemison—and 3 builds illustrating their areas of expertise. Role-play space exploration from planning to moon landing, beginning with the iconic scene from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969 of Hamilton with software that she and her team programmed. Build the posable Hubble Space Telescope and launch a LEGO version of the Space Shuttle Challenger with 3 removable rocket stages. The set also includes a booklet about the 4 featured women of NASA, and the fan creator and LEGO designers of this fun and educational set.
The set is currently on backorder due to the popular demand- the set sold out in 24 hours-but the LEGO website indicates it will ship in thirty days. The cost is $24.99 and there is a two unit limit. Buy the set and more STEM learning products for kids here.