Toy maker LEGO could soon make mini figures honoring female astronauts and scientists of NASA if a proposal to do so gains traction.
Mattel’s female superhero collection and Lego’s short-lived but successful limited-edition female scientist line showed there’s demand for female figurines. With the space-themed collection, science writer and Lego enthusiast Maia Weinstock—who created a Legal Justice League with the US Supreme Court’s women—wants to recognize the women who have played many critical roles at NASA.
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