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LEGO Is Making a Set to Celebrate Women in Science

Some pretty inspiring LEGOs are hitting toy stores soon.

Last month, LEGO announced it is creating a minifigure—”minifigs,” if you didn’t know—set featuring five women pioneers of outer space. The announcement is coming on the heels of the film Hidden Figures and the a growing movement to highlight women who were pioneers in science, technology, engineering and math.

The LEGO set will feature Margaret Hamilton, a computer scientist and systems engineer; Katherine Johnson, an African American physicist and mathematician; Sally Ride, an American physicist and astronaut;  Nancy Grace Roman, an American astronomer and one of the first female executives at NASA; and Mae Jemison, an American engineer, physician and astronaut.

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The idea for the set was submitted to LEGO Ideas by Maya Weinstock, Deputy Editor of MIT News and attracted some 10,000 supporters.

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