Sally Ride Just Became The First Lesbian Made Into A Lego Figure

Lego Ideas Lego announced on Wednesday that it's releasing a

The set includes Sally Ride, the first American woman in space; Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in space; Nancy Grace Roman, known as the "mother of Hubble" telescope; and Margaret Hamilton, an engineer who wrote the guidance software for vessels including Apollo 11, the voyage that put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon.

The move makes sense as it promotes the role of women in the workplace, and it gives young girls a slate of new heroes to choose from that can hopefully inspire them and let them know that there's nothing they can't do. "Explore the professions of some of the groundbreaking women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with the Lego Ideas Women of NASA set", Lego stated in a Wednesday press release. The original pitch also included mathematician Katherine Johnson, who calculated trajectories for Apollo 11, the space shuttle programme, and a mission to Mars. Along with Ride, it includes tiny representations of NASA astronomer Nancy Grace Roman, computer scientist Margaret Hamilton, and astronaut Mae Jemison, the first black woman in space. Anderson and Sertillanges went to great lengths to capture specific details in the Lego recreations of these space icons, including how Sally Ride's name tag says just "Sally", which is in keeping with a request she actually made in real life.

The set will hit stores November 1 across the USA for $25, according to a Lego press release. "But my overall vision is still very much alive with Lego's final design, and the builds have been beautifully enhanced thanks to the creative team in Billund - where, I might add, the lead designers on this project were all women!"

According to Gizmodo, Lego did not get approval from Johnson, who is now 99, to include her in the Lego set. Meet the pioneering Women of @NASA in LEGO form!

As a part of LEGO Ideas, this set was first proposed to the public earlier this year by Weinstock.

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