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LEGO Ideas Women of NASA (21312) Officially Announced

LEGO Ideas Women of NASA (21312)

LEGO has officially revealed the LEGO Ideas Women of NASA (21312) set. There were images of it that showed up online a few days ago but we now get the details of it. It will be available starting on November 1 for a retail price of USD/Euro 24.99 and if you’re in New York City on October 28, you can meet the designer of the set Maia Weinstock, aka 20tauri.

LEGO Ideas Women of NASA (21312)

Follow in the footsteps of 4 pioneering women of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration—America’s space agency) with this fun and inspiring LEGO® set. Build the Hubble Space Telescope and learn astronomy with the ‘Mother of Hubble’ Nancy Grace Roman. Develop the software for space missions with computer scientist Margaret Hamilton. And launch the space shuttle with Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, and Mae Jemison, the world’s first woman of color in space. Build, play, learn and one day you too could become a science, technology, engineering or mathematics superstar!

LEGO Ideas Women of NASA (21312)

A personal tribute to pioneers

Science editor and writer Maia Weinstock combined three of her personal passions in designing the Women of NASA set for LEGO® Ideas: space exploration, the history of women in science and engineering, and LEGO building.

“I thought people might like to build their own display featuring minifigures of accomplished women in the STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics] professions. For the vignettes, I wanted to contextualize each person in terms of her contribution to NASA history.”

“I was absolutely elated when the project reached 10,000 supporters! The set clearly touched and inspired many, as it reached 10,000 supporters in just 15 days. The night on which it appeared we’d reach 10K, I stayed up until 4:30 or 5 in the morning so that I could watch the 10,000th vote come in. I didn’t get much sleep that day, but it was thrilling!”

LEGO® Designers Gemma Anderson and Marie Sertillanges were thrilled to help refine Maia’s model into an official LEGO set.

“I was extremely excited about working on this one, especially as I had already heard of it and really wanted it to become a set,” says Gemma. “My focus was on ensuring that the model had stability, the colors were aligned and the subjects were accurately portrayed, all while staying respectful to the design of the original model.”

For Marie, “The main challenge in designing the minifigures and the decorations was that I could not make anything up. Every detail was important and needed to match reality, since they represent real-life women. It was beautiful to hear some of the stories behind the scenes, like how Sally’s name tag was changed from ‘Sally Ride’ to just ‘Sally’ at her own request.”

Pre-release box signing event

To celebrate the upcoming release of the Women of NASA set we’re happy to have Maia Weinstock join us at the Flatiron District LEGO Store in New York City to meet and greet fans, while signing the Women of NASA LEGO set at this exclusive pre-release event.

Date: 28th October, 2017 from 10am – 2pm
Location: LEGO Store, 200 5th Avenue, Flatiron District, New York City.

LEGO Ideas Women of NASA (21312)

LEGO Ideas Women of NASA (21312)

LEGO Ideas Women of NASA (21312)

LEGO Ideas Women of NASA (21312)

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LEGO Ideas Jaguar E-Type Roadster Achieves 10,000 Supporters

The Jaguar E-Type Roadster by Ozzyeatingbats is the latest project to get 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The project is a 1:10 scale representation of the iconic car and consists of about 1,664 pieces. If this car looks familiar, you may have seen it in the Austin Powers films and in Mad Men.

The Jaguar E-Type Roadster now joins the Pop-Up Book, Boat House Diner, and The Lighthouse as the projects to reach the Third 2017 Review Stage.

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LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) Back on [email protected]

If you’ve been waiting for the LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) to come back on [email protected], you’re in luck. It looks like the highly popular set is available for purchase with a limit of 2 per household. Get it while you can since it’s been very low on quantity on [email protected]. Hopefully there is plenty of stock to last for a while.

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LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) Available on Amazon Again

The LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) is back on Amazon again at normal price. This also includes their Frustration-Free Packaging which is basically the outer cardboard box that LEGO ships it in. The set has been going in and out of stock so I’m not sure how many Amazon has in stock Go, go, go!

Thanks to Michael for the heads up.

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LEGO Ideas The Lighthouse Achieves 10,000 Supporters

The Lighthouse by RobenAnne is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. RobenAnne is on a roll with this project being his fourth one to hit the milestone and the second one in two days. The Lighthouse consists of about 2,380 pieces and is part of his seafront village lineup that’s been getting a lot of interest on LEGO Ideas.

It now joins the Pop-Up Book and Boat House Diner as the projects so far in the Third 2017 Review Stage.

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LEGO Ideas Boat House Diner Achieves 10,000 Supporters

The Boat House Diner by RobenAnne is the latest project to hit 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. This is their third project to get 10k supporters with the Old Fishing Store (21310) already on store shelves. The style of the Boat House Diner is in the modular style and it incorporates part of a boat on the side of the building. Consisting of about 2,225 pieces, it has a couple of dining rooms as well as a kitchen. It now joins the Pop-Up Book as the only projects so far in the Third 2017 Review Stage.

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LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book Achieves 10,000 Supporters

The Pop-Up Book by JKBrickworks is the latest project to hit 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The build is an interesting and original ideas that hasn’t been seen before on LEGO Ideas. The scenes can be changed to different ones to your liking. It is the first project to reach the Third 2017 Review Stage.

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