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We're Over The Moon About LEGO's Upcoming Women In NASA Set

The fan-designed collection will feature five women who have made some incredible accomplishments in the space program.

Between the award-winning Hidden Figures and the recent Beyond Curie project, it's about time women start to get recognized for their incredible work in the STEM fields, and the LEGO brand is the latest to jump on board.

The toy brand, which sometimes invites the public to bring forward new ideas, recently announced their plans to create a new set, and this is one we will definitely be buying.

Science writer and editor Maia Weinstock submitted the idea for the project, titled Women of NASA, that will include five different women who have been significant assets to the space program: Margaret Hamilton, Katherine Johnson, Sally Ride, Nancy Grace Roman, and Mae Jemison. The set will also include space-themed props, a mini version of the Hubble Space Telescope, instruments that were used to work on rocket trajectories, a mini space shuttle (ugh. So cool) and so many more awesome props that will make you feel like you're really there!

"Women have played critical roles throughout the history of the U.S. space program, aka NASA or the National Aeronautics and Space Administration," Weinstock shared on the LEGO Ideas site. "Yet in many cases, their contributions are unknown or under-appreciated — especially as women have historically struggled to gain acceptance in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

We are totally behind this project, and we hope it will inspire little girls to quite literally reach for the stars. While no official launch date has been announced, LEGO hopes for a release late this year or early in 2018. Whenever it comes, though, you can bet that we will be ready!

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Hannah Marsh

Hannah is a Texas-born, Iowa-raised alumna of Iowa State University. When not writing trending content across several Meredith sites, she enjoys all things fitness-related, binge-watching "Whose Line is it Anyway" episodes and fully embracing her self-diagnosed peanut butter addiction.

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