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Official: LEGO is Making a Mars Curiosity Rover Set

It Came From Outer Space

While we’re anxiously awaiting the final decision on a female minifig set from LEGO, we’re happy to report they’ve decided to make a Mars Curiosity rover for us to play with learn from. Originally designed by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s mechanical engineer Stephen Pakbaz, the set was supported by folks on the Lego Cuusoo website and finally approved by LEGO. Unfortunately, Pakbaz’s success meant the failure of another LEGO set we were really hoping for – Portal. But they say they are still considering it so don’t drop them into the incinerator just yet.

(via I Heart Chaos)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."