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Hot Holiday Lego Set: Women Of Nasa 21312 Building Kit

Hot Holiday Lego Set: Women Of Nasa 21312 Building Kit”

Featuring Nancy Grace Roman, Margaret Hamilton, Sally Ride and Mae Jemison, the set offers kids a chance to learn not only what these women achieved, but how they forced people in their field to see women as serious contributors in areas once thought to be "a man's job".

The set went on sale Wednesday morning and quickly sold out on Amazon.

Astronauts Sally Ride and Mae Jemison, astronomer Nancy Grace Roman and computer scientist Margaret Hamilton. Each of the women, who all played pivotal roles in the U.S. Space program, come complete with setups that further illustrate their careers.

In addition to the figures, there are three builds that each represent different landmarks in the history of space exploration, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969, where Hamilton programmed software that developed on-board flight systems for the Apollo space program, to the Hubble Space Telescope and the Space Shuttle Challenger with three removable rocket stages.

"Women of NASA" was pitched to LEGO Ideas in 2016 by Maia Weinstock, a deputy editor at MIT News, where it picked up more than 10,000 votes from the LEGO community, Business Insider reports. She's been designing custom scientist and engineer figurines for seven years in a bid to bring visibility to STEM professions. The set also includes a booklet with information about the four women who are showcased within. Weinstock will get 1 percent of the sales and licensing revenue for her idea.

A Lego set commemorating Women of NASA has topped Amazon's top-seller chart for toys and games.



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