Looks like it’s shaping up to be a very LEGO day at Cool Mom HQ. First we find the awesome Hamilton Musical LEGO set concept that you can vote for right now on the community site and now… (drumroll) at long last, the company has approved production of the community-generated The Women of NASA LEGO set!
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Just announced today for production later in the year, the set was the brainchild of Maia Weinstock (@20tauri) who is perhaps deserving of her own LEGO minifig likeness one day.
For now, I’m just excited to look out for tiny, colorful, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene versions of software developer Margaret Hamilton; mathematician Katherine Johnson (of newfound Hidden Figures fame); pioneering astronauts Sally Ride and Mae Jemison; and “Mother of Hubble” Nancy Grace Roman.
I mean, the new Women of NASA LEGO set will be for my kids. Of course.
As for the whiners in the comment section of the post — particularly the guy who claims “it’s too ‘light’ for me to have fun as a builder” — just a cheerful reminder: Not everything is about you, dude.
Check out the original Women of NASA LEGO proposal from Maia Weinstock on the site, and see the post on the LEGO blog announcing the winner and showcasing the runners-up. The images shown here are just prototypes. The actual set is slated to be in stores soon.