How cool is this: Lego has created a set of five female Nasa scientists, engineers, and astronauts, based on real women who have worked for the space agency. It was the winning suggest from Maia Weinstock, an American science writer, and part of a regular competition Lego has to come up with new toy designs.
The movie Hidden Figures certainly helped motivate this move and one of the women featured in that story, Katherine Johnson, is now one of the five new Lego figures. The others are computer scientist Margaret Hamilton; astronaut, physicist and educator Sally Ride; astronomer Nancy Grace Roman; and astronaut and physician Mae Jemison.
My daughters maybe a bit too old to play with Legos but I think these may make for an excellent collector's item!