Science editor and writer Maia Weinstock combined three of her FAN DESIGNER 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 minifigs 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!”
“It is incredibly rare for a company — much less a global powerhouse like LEGO® — to crowdsource ideas from fans/customers/potential customers. I give LEGO® Ideas a ton of credit for pushing the envelope in terms of giving the public a say in what ultimately becomes available. I also value LEGO® Ideas for simply being a platform where nontraditional set ideas can be seen and appreciated for what they are.”

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