Last year, a LEGO Ideas set was proposed devoted to the women of Nasa. It has since been approved for production but has yet to arrive in stores. While women have played a critical part in Nasa’s history, 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)”. The set created by LEGO includes figures of Margaret Hamilton, Katherine Johnson and Sally Ride, women who made remarkable contributions to the space race.
Now, with the designs of the first rocket to put people on the moon, LEGO marks yet another part of Nasa’s history, aimed at providing a new generation with aspirational figures from fields of space exploration. The set has a general release date of June 1 2017, at an expected retail price of £109.99.