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Maia Weinstock and LEGO minifig

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (August 2018)
"Women of NASA" LEGO Prototype Joins Collection

LEGO Ideas (August 2018)
"Women of NASA" Prototype Joins Museum Collection

Maia Weinstock at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

NPR (March 2017)
Women Of NASA to be given the Lego treatment

The Washington Post (March 2017)
Everything is awesome for the Women of NASA Lego set

PBS Newshour (March 2017)
New Lego set to celebrate NASA's women pioneers

Additional select media relating to the announcement of Maia's Women of NASA set winning the LEGO Ideas contest:
ABC News Radio | ABC News | BBC | BBC Radio | CBC | CBS News | Christian Science Monitor | CNET | CollectSpace | CNN | CTV News | Engadget | EW | Fortune | Gizmodo | Good Morning America | The Guardian | Huffington Post | IB Times | InStyle | MAKERS | Mashable | MIT News | NBC News | New York Post | The New York Times | Popular Mechanics | Silicon Republic | Smithsonian | Twitter | WGBH

LEGO Women of NASA on GMA



LEGO Ideas (December, 2016):
10K Club: Meet Maia Weinstock of "Women of NASA"

Silicon Republic (August, 2016):
Using Lego figures to build recognition for great women in STEM

GirlBoss (August, 2016):
Portrait of a Girlboss: Maia Weinstock – writer, editor and champion of female Legos

Upworthy (July, 2016):
You may not have heard of these 5 women. Which is why this Lego set needs to exist.

Additional select media relating to Maia's Women of NASA proposed LEGO set:
AdaFruit | Brick Warriors | Business Insider | Bustle | ChipChick | CNET | CollectSPACE | Daily Dot | Digital Trends | Elle (UK) | Fox News | Geek and Sundry | Gigazine (Japan) | Her Agenda | Liberation (France) | The Mary Sue | Marie Claire (Mexico) | Mashable | Mental Floss | Mindful of Science | New York Times | Okay Player | Popular Science | Quartz | Rolling Out | Science Alert | Silicon Republic (Ireland) | Slate | SPACE.com | Toronto Star (Canada) | U.S. News and World Report

Public Radio International (July, 2015):
Lego's messy history of marketing to girls

Attn: (July, 2015):
Lego's new campaign is an awesome step for women

Additional media relating to Maia's article exploring LEGO's new female minifigures:
Business Insider | Bust | Deeper Blue | Mademoizelle (French) | The Mary Sue | Nerdist | The New York Times | Public Radio International | Slate | Take the Lead Women | Women You Should Know

History of females in LEGO timeline

Studio 360 (June, 2015):
Podcast: Bringing female heroes to the LEGO universe



The Boston Globe (April, 2015):
Dreaming of LEGO equality

Constitution Daily (April, 2015):
Justice at last for the Lego Supreme Court figurines

Newsweek (March, 2015):
Legal Justice League Lego Maker on Writing Women Into History

MAKERS (March, 2015):
The Women of the Supreme Court Are Now Awesome LEGOs

Additional media relating to Maia's "Legal Justice League" Supreme Court LEGO set:
ABA Journal | ABC News | Above the Law | A Mighty Girl | BoingBoing | Business Insider | Bust | Buzzfeed | Cosmopolitan | Daily Beast | Feministing | Forward | Geekwire | Grist | Huffington Post | Jezebel | KQED | Kvinneguiden (Norweigian) | Law Street Media | Marie Claire | The Mary Sue| Mashable | Mental Floss | Metafilter | MSNBC | Neatorama | NPR | PacMae (Portuguese) | PSFK | Public Radio International | Quartz | Seventeen | Smithsonian | Studio 360 | Telegraph | TIME | Upworthy | Washington Post



Yahoo! (March, 2015):
10 LEGO Mini-figures of Real Life Science Heroes

TED.com (February, 2015):
TED scientists get the LEGO treatment

NPR (August, 2014):
New Lego Play Kit Features Women In Roles Of 3 Scientists

Science (June, 2014):
Building Blocks of Science Diversity

TODAY.com (September, 2013):
At last! LEGO creates a female scientist minifigure

Think Progress (September, 2013):
Shattering The Plastic Ceiling: Why It Matters That LEGO Just Created A Female Scientist

Additional media relating to Maia's SciAm article that broke the "Female LEGO Scientist" story:
Smithsonian | CNET | Gizmodo | The Mary Sue | LiveScience | Fast Company | Christian Science Monitor | A Mighty Girl | The Huffington Post | The Washington Post | The Onion | MSN | Annals of Spacetime | The Week (UK) | Mademoizelle (French) | Index (Hungarian)

BoingBoing (May, 2011):
Scitweeps: LEGO minifigs of scientists and "science popularizers"

TED.com (January, 2011):
Watch Carolyn Porco's 2007 TEDTalk re-created shot for shot in LEGO


Wikipedia cupcakes

The Huffington Post (April, 2015):
Editors Are Trying To Fix Wikipedia's Gender And Racial Bias Problem

NPR (March, 2014):
Here and Now with Robin Young

The New York Times (January, 2014):
Wikipedia-Mania

The Associated Press (October, 2013):
Women scientists, Wikipedia under microscope in RI

Chronicle of Higher Education (October, 2013):
Wiki 'Edit-a-Thon' at Brown U. Will Add Entries for Women in Science

Al Jazeera America (October, 2013):
Wiki-editors boost entries on female scientists to mark Ada Lovelace Day

Maia's Interview on Southern California Public Radio (October, 2013):
Take Two [Click "Listen to This Episode" and scroll to 1:29:40]

Maia's Interview on CJAD 800 News Radio in Montreal (October, 2013):
Viewpoints with Todd van der Heyden

Additional media relating to the 2013 Ada Lovelace Wikipedia edit-a-thon Maia led @ Brown:
A Mighty Girl | The Atlantic | BoingBoing | Boston Globe | Business Week | Brown Daily Herald | Bust | Campus Technology | Daily Dot | Fast Company | FayerWayer (Spanish) | Feministing | Geek Exchange | Il Fatto Quotidiano (Italian) | Jezebel | Linkiesta (Italian) | LiveScience | The Mary Sue | New York | New Yorker | New York Times | PBS | Policy Mic | The Scientist | Silicon Angle | Slate | Slate | Slate France (French) | Washington Post | World Science Festival