"Women of NASA" Prototype Joins Museum Collection

It's with great pride that we can reveal that LEGO Ideas Women of NASA fan designer, Maia Weinstock's, original prototype model, which she submitted to LEGO Ideas on the 18th July, 2016, has joined the impressive historical collection at the Smithsonian's National and Space Museum in Washington DC. 

We're thrilled that her original prototypes can go on to inspire and awe kids and adults alike about these historical women of NASA and their impressive accomplishments as well as the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. 

We hope you'll help us in congratulating Maia on having her prototype model inducted in the museum collection!

Read more about Maia's donation to the National Air and Space Museum

 



Maia Weinstock with her LEGO set in front of a Sally Ride display case at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC. Weinstock donated the original prototypes for the LEGO Ideas "Women of NASA" set to the Museum on August 20, 2018.

 


Maia Weinstock signs documents with curator Dr. Margaret Weitekamp, donating the original prototypes for the LEGO Ideas "Women of NASA" set to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, August 20, 2018.

 


Maia Weinstock shakes hands with curator Dr. Margaret Weitekamp, after signing the official documents to donate the original prototypes for the LEGO Ideas "Women of NASA" set to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, August 20, 2018.

 

The original prototypes of Maia Weinstock's "Women of NASA" project displayed in front of the Apollo Lunar Module in the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, August 20, 2018.

 


The original prototype minifigures created by Maia Weinstock for her "Women of NASA" project displayed in front of the Apollo Lunar Module in the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, August 20, 2018.

 

Sally Ride and Mae Jemison in minifigure form from Maia's original "Women of NASA" project displayed in front of the Apollo Lunar Module in the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, August 20, 2018.

All photos courtesy of the Smithsonian – National Air and Space Museum 

Haven't got your Women of NASA set yet?

Still haven't picked up your Women of NASA set then head over to the LEGO store to get a copy of the official LEGO Women of NASA set.

 

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