Maia Weinstock is an American science writer and Lego enthusiast Who Resides In Cambridge, Massachusetts . She graduated from Brown University in 1999,  and is Deputy Editor of MIT News .  
Before working at MIT, she worked at BrainPOP ,  and was an editor for SPACE.com and other science publications. 
In 2014, Weinstock was cited by Judith Newman of The New York Times as “a Wikipedian who has been instrumental in raising awareness” of the gender imbalance on that online encyclopedia ; Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Wikipedia has an article on: Newman.  
In addition to her editing work, Weinstock has been an editor of Wikipedia for a number of years, and has been involved in efforts to reduce the gender gap among editors and articles that occur on the site. This work includes working on a-thons on Ada Lovelace Day , as well. 
A fan of Lego mini-figures, she first started building themes for living scientists, the first being her friend Carolyn Porco .  Eventually, this included a submission to the Lego Ideas contest called the “Legal Justice League”, which was designed to look like a shorty built legos, and contained miniature versions of Sandra Day O’Connor , Ruth Bader Ginsburg , Sonia Sotomayor , and Elena Kagan .  The submission was declined by LEGO as being too political, which led to an increase in publicity for the project, and eventually led to a submission with generic justices. A Boston Globe reporter described Weinstock’s apartment as having ”
In March 2017, Lego announced that it would make a “Women of NASA “, based on a design Weinstock had submitted. 
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- Jump up^ Palmer, Anthony (March 13, 2015). “Lego Says You Can not Build That – Because Of Politics” . NPR . Retrieved 4 April 2015.
- Jump up^ Weiss, Joanna (4 April 2015). “Dreaming of Lego equality” . Boston Globe . Retrieved 4 April 2015 .
- Jump up^ Kennedy, Merrit (1 March 2017). “Women Of NASA To Be Immortalized – In Lego Form” . NPR .