Lego make the kind of pure, educational toys that are really hard to find fault with, even as you are swearing and cursing the company after stomping barefoot on a stray piece.
Now they have doubled down on their awesomeness by released a new NASA set celebrating the women of space, including Sally Ride, the first U.S. female astronaut, pioneering computer scientist Margaret Hamilton (she just programmed the software for the moon landing, that’s all), Mae Jemison, the first black female astronaut to travel in space, and astronomer Nancy Grace Roman.
The hope is this toy will act as an inspiration to future generations of young females.
“My dream would be to know that the first human on Mars — or an engineer or computer scientist who helped her get there — played with the Lego Women of NASA as a child and was inspired to pursue a science, technology, engineering and math career as a result,” Maia Weinstock, the MIT employee who proposed the set, said in a press release.
The set will be available from next month.