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

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The finalized set, revealed Wednesday, features 231 pieces, including minifigures depicting astronomer Nancy Grace Roman, computer scientist Margaret Hamilton, astronaut/physicist Sally Ride and astronaut/engineer Mae Jemison, all of whom made huge contributions to NASA and the advancement of space exploration.

A Lego set honoring the "Women of NASA" is ready for takeoff.

Lego's Women of NASA set complete with four figures consisting of influential women from the USA space agency's past will officially launch on November 1.

Hopefully this set will be the beginning of more STEM-inspired LEGO sets that celebrate the advancement of women.

LEGO fans, it's time to rejoice: A new line of mini-figures is set to launch next month, and in my humble opinion, they may just be the most badass LEGO figures yet.

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The collection costs $24.99 (£19) and will be available to purchase in NY from October 28, while the rest of the world will have to wait a few more days when it hits the stores on November 1. The astronauts - Jemison, who went into space in 1992, and Ride in 1983 - will each come with space shuttles with removable rocket boosters and orange fuel tanks.

Katherine Johnson was originally supposed to be included in the Women of NASA set.

Earlier in the year, Lego announced the collection on the heels of the success of the Oscar-nominated film "Hidden Figures".

"Weinstock said in a statement, "...when girls and women are given more encouragement in the STEM fields, they become more likely to pursue careers in these areas. It also comes with miniature vignettes depicting moments in NASA history that these incredible women made possible.

“It was a great experience to give these awesome women their new LEGO identity and a great honor to personally present Margaret Hamilton with her very own Minifigure, ” said LEGO Design Manager Tara Wike. Margaret Hamilton, who led the team that developed the software for NASA's Apollo missions, is also included.

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