The New LEGO NASA Women Feature MAKERS Katherine Johnson, Margaret Hamilton, Mae Jemison, and More
After months of excitement about the award-winning "Hidden Figures" movie, Katherine Johnson has, yet again, made it into the spotlight — just in time for Women's History Month. This time, she is not portrayed by an actress, but by a LEGO figurine.
Accompanied by "computer scientist Margaret Hamilton... astronaut Sally Ride, astronomer and executive Nancy Grace Roman, and astronaut Mae Jemison" action figures, the upcoming LEGO set came as a result of the toy company's semiannual ideas competition.
"Women have played critical roles throughout the history of the U.S. space program… yet in many cases, their contributions are unknown or under-appreciated," Weinstock wrote in her idea proposal, adding "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."
Scroll through the below to catch a first look at the incredible set, available in late 2017 or early 2018:
Photo Credit: Twitter/Lego NASA Women