3-2-1- blast off with this incredible LEGO ideas set! LEGO 21312 Women of NASA is a fantastic tribute to groundbreaking women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). If you have curious kiddos (girls and boys) this is a fantastic set for them to build and display. If you’re an AFOL, this is an amazing display set to add to your collection. Be inspired by these amazing women of NASA as we celebrate Women’s History Month.
LEGO WOMEN OF NASA
LEGO IDEAS WOMEN OF NASA
Learn about interesting and fabulous women of NASA with this LEGO Ideas Women of NASA 21312 set. Great for curious and adventurous kids who are interested in space. This set comes with a cool shuttle build that makes a nice display piece. It features minifigures of 4 pioneering women of NASA – Nancy Grace Roman, Margaret Hamilton, Sally Ride and Mae Jemison.
LEGO 21312 Set Specifics:
- 231 Pieces
- Suitable for ages 10+
- Includes 4 minifigures: Nancy Grace Roman, Margaret Hamilton, Sally Ride and Mae Jemison.
- Features 3 LEGO® builds illustrating the areas of expertise of the 4 featured women of NASA.
- Includes printed nameplates for each of the 4 women.
Where can you buy the LEGO Women of NASA? This set is currently retired but available on Amazon and Ebay.
Check out our full review below…
WOMEN OF NASA
We love how this set also includes a booklet about the 4 featured women of NASA, and the LEGO designers. Each scientist has their own page. We also love how each minifig is an accurate representation of each woman.
Want to learn about more women in STEM for Women’s History Month? Check out our Women in STEM activity pack.
Astronomer, Nancy Roman who is referred to as the “Mother of Hubble” created NASA’s space astronomy program and was involved in the planning of the Hubble Space Telescope.
When she was eleven, Roman showed a love for astronomy by forming her own astronomy club. Nancy Roman’s build features a posable Hubble Space Telescope and even includes a projected image of a planetary nebula. We think that is super cool!
Computer scientist and entrepreneur Margaret Hamilton lead a team of soft engineers who created the onboard flight software for the Apollo lunar landing.
Margaret Hamilton’s build features a stack of books, representing the books of listings of Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) onboard flight software source code. It is based on a famous photo of the young Margaret Hamilton.
Mae Jemison became the first woman of color to travel into space when she served as a mission specialist aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Jemison spent over 190 hours conducting experiments, and travelled 300 million miles during her time as an astronaut.
In 1983 Sally Ride became the first American woman in space on board the space shuttle Challenger. She was also the youngest American astronaut to travel into space, having done so at the age of 32.
Mae Jemison and Sally Ride’s build features a launchpad and Space Shuttle Challenger with 3 removable rocket stages.