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Meet American Girl Luciana Vega + Doll Review

The best way to teach kids new interests and skills is by making learning fun! I love finding all sorts of ways to make school fun for my girls. My girls enjoy doing experiments in the kitchen, mixing colored water, learning how plants grow and looking at the stars at night. My oldest daughter hopes to get a telescope someday.

STEM activities are another fun way to introduce kids to science. American Girl created Luciana Vega to make learning about space fun for girls. Luciana is an adventurous girl who loves going to space camp and hopes to become an astronaut and visit Mars. Her colorful outfit, space accessories and adventurous interests will make any girl excited to learn about space!

Luciana Vega American Girl doll space explorer doll review

Meet American Girl Luciana Vega

Meet Luciana, American Girl’s 2018 Girl of the Year! She’s an aspiring astronaut ready to take the next giant leap to exploring Mars. Luciana 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 streak. Additionally, she has a huggable cloth body, movable head and limbs made of smooth vinyl.

Luciana Vega American Girl doll review and book set

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 Space doll and book set

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 is ready for space camp dressed in her cosmic print dress

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

Luciana Vega American Girl doll space accessories

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 American Girl doll holographic space backpack

Luciana Vega American Girl doll acorn pouch

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!

Second, 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.

Finally, 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!

Luciana Vega American Girl Doll space boots

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Luciana Vega American Girl Doll space and science explorer

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 even 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

Cosmic blueberry sprinkle smoothie kids snack

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American Girl Luciana Vega cosmic blueberry sprinkle smoothie

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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