Lego is no longer a complete boy’s domain!
Product: Lego Ideas – Women of NASA (set 21312)
Price: $24.99USD (amazon.com)
Dimensions: 10.3 x 7.5 x 1.8 inches, 231 pieces
Age Appropriate: 10 years+
My Rating: 4.75/5 stars
Currently ranked #1 in Building and Construction Toys on Amazon and with good reason.
Space travel at its finest hour was supported by four amazing women of history and NASA, now in miniature fun size:
- Nancy Grace Roman – astronomer and educator
- Margaret Hamilton – computer scientist and entrepreneur
- Sally Ride – astronaut, physicist and entrepreneur
- Mae Jemison – astronaut, physician and engineer
Aimed at novice to intermediate Lego builders, with the build taking on average an hour to complete for most users, it finally breaks through the barrier of Lego being a boy’s only domain.
With three smaller builds to create within the 231 pieces, it is a set that is designed to inspire any young woman with a budding interest in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics to look up to these historical role models and drive their own path with confidence.
STEM and History Coupled Together:
For any parent, who knows that the confines of the classroom can be boring when it comes to how these essential subjects can be presented, targeted towards boy’s future careers, finding a way of closing the gender gap is crucial.
Allowing young girls, the women of the future, to engage with imaginative role-play, to ensure they have the confidence to leap from their bedrooms with the belief they can reach for the stars and beyond, is of the greatest value.
The User’s Guide also features girl power!
Containing the inspirational stories of these four women and their contributions to their respective fields, as well as the female fan designer, who was part of a crowd source ideas project and the all-woman team of Lego designers behind the scenes.
Take Me to The Moon:
The imaginative role-play that can be created from this set, allows even the amateur astronaut to launch and go through the 3 removable rocket stages of the Space Shuttle Challenger, and feel like they are taking one small step for “woman” kind.
Back to where it all began in 1969 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, this set includes the infamous Hubble Space Telescope.
The individual design of each play set has hours of fun written all over it! Lego provides a detailed build guide, that allows anyone from the age of 10 to create their own fun.
Girl Bosses Unite:
This set is also part of several complimentary sets that can allow everyone to lose themselves in space based imaginative play.
Lego Ideas encourages customers to provide their feedback and ideas for future sets that are designed to be “out of the box” and of non-traditional Lego design.
It really is a set that is fun for all ages, with a focus on celebrating difference, extraordinary achievements and inspiring education.
Maybe the new passion project that will become the base of a lifelong career.