Meet American Girl Luciana Vega! She is American Girl’s 2018 Girl of the Year. Luciana loves science and she especially dreams of being an astronaut. She inspires girls to pursue their dreams and interests in the realm of math and science. My girls really enjoy learning about the world through play. Luciana is a fun pal to go on adventures with. Her storybook is about her experiences at space camp, making new friends and using brilliant thinking to solve problems.
American Girl created Luciana Vega to inspire girls to learn more about space, astronauts and scientific study. Luciana is an adventurous girl who is thrilled to attend space camp. She hopes to become an astronaut and visit Mars someday. The Luciana Vega doll comes wearing a colorful outfit, shiny holographic boots and space accessories.
Luciana Vega – 2018 Girl of the Year
Luciana Vega is American Girl’s 2018 Girl of the Year. She is an aspiring astronaut ready to take the next giant leap to explore Mars. The Luciana Vega doll is a modern addition to the American Girl doll collection. Her warm brown eyes open and close and her straight dark-brown hair is accented with a bright purple hair streak. Additionally, she has a huggable cloth body, movable head and limbs made of smooth vinyl.
Playtime with Luciana is a fun opportunity to learn about the galaxy. Kids can look up just how far away Mars is from the earth. (The average distance is about 225 million km.) Kids can color constellation coloring pages or make a cosmic blueberry smoothie (see our recipe below!)
American Girl Luciana learns about the value of teamwork in the first book of her series. Luciana is great at science and she’s excited to go to Space Camp! When she’s chosen to lead her team in a robot challenge she learns the value of becoming someone her crew can depend on, no matter what.
Luciana Vega American Girl Doll Review
Luciana is ready for space camp dressed in her Cosmic-print dress, holographic lace-up boots and red purse belt. The Luciana American Girl doll comes with the first book in her series. You can purchase her space inspired accessory set as an add on.
Luciana’s Space Accessory Set
Luciana’s mementos from Space Camp include this space themed accessory set.
- Shiny holographic backpack with a constellation graphic
- Star chart for nighttime gazing
- Pretend smart watch to keep her on track
- Pretend dehydrated space ice cream—just like the astronauts eat!
- Space Camp log book to record her progress
- Space Camp graduation certificate
All of Luciana’s accessories fit into her holographic backpack. Her acorn from earth tucks into her red purse belt as a reminder of her home planet when she someday visits Mars.
Luciana Vega Doll Highlights
My girls enjoy dressing up Luciana and going on space adventures. We may even make Luciana her own spaceship as an afternoon project one day!
Luciana fits perfectly into the existing collection of American Girl characters. We love several things about this 2018 doll of the year.
First, she is made with the same great quality American Girl uses for all their dolls, outfits and accessories. She has a huggable body, movable head and smooth vinyl arms and legs. Luciana’s shiny boots are beautifully detailed and the shiny material makes a statement! Her space accessory set contains a lot of fun space items — even a pack of pretend dehydrated ice cream!
Furthermore, my girls really like the purple streak in Luciana’s hair. Her character overall is a fun representation of girls who love style, science and STEM subjects.
Additionally, Luciana’s outfit is out of this world! Her pink star dress and holographic accessories send the message that girls can enjoy both fashion and science. My girls love accessorizing and they also enjoy doing science activities. American Girl Luciana Vega is the perfect doll to take on a space adventure!
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Cosmic Blueberry Smoothie
After exploring the universe, a healthy snack is in order! When you’re ready to take a break from studying the stars, whip up a delicious cosmic blueberry smoothie! This yummy space-inspired snack is packed with fresh fruit. It also looks cosmic with its purple color and blue sprinkles. Just throw all the ingredients into a blender, mix until smooth, top with whipped cream and sprinkles and enjoy!
Blueberry Smoothie Ingredients
- 1 banana
- cup of frozen blueberries
- scoop of berry yogurt
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- handful of spinach leaves (optional)
- cup of ice
- whipped cream and sprinkles
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I love that American Girl’s 2018 doll of the year Luciana Vega makes learning about space exciting. Overall, American Girl dolls bring the fun of imaginative play together with relatable stories. It’s so fun for girls to collect the American Girl outfits and accessory sets over time and bring their own stories to life!
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