NASA's women space pioneers inspire new Lego set

NASA Lego Toys

Lego has unveiled a new toy set that’s got a lot of people talking, especially the ladies.

This is just one more reason to love Legos because they've created a "Women of NASA" toy set.

According to CNN Money, the "Women of NASA" set was designed by science writer Maia Weinstock, the deputy editor of MIT News. She pitched the idea with the headline "Ladies rock outer space!"

After the hit movie Hidden Figures, which tells the tale of the African American women behind the NASA missions, Legos knew they had to step up and make that happen.

The set includes characters from the award-winning movie like Katherine Johnson, who is played by Taraji P. Henson in the feature film.

 Other figures include Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, Nancy Grace Roman, known as the "mother" of the Hubble Space Telescope, and Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in space.

The announcement of the women of NASA Lego set getting a lot of positive reaction online as well.

There is no word on when the new set will hit store shelves.

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