Luciana Vega

Ages: 8 and upManufacturer: American Girl

The 2018 American Girl of the Yearâ„¢ doll is Luciana Vega. She’s an aspiring astronaut with a goal of being the first person to walk on Mars. The accompanying book follows Luciana on her path to achieving her dream while she attends the STEM centered world of Space Camp.

Outfitted in out-of-this-world fashion, she comes dressed in a galaxy print dress and shiny holographic boots and jewelry. She stands 18″ tall, with a soft body, straight dark hair with a fun and funky purple streak that our play testers coveted.

Parents applauded that Luciana’s story piqued their daughters’ interest in science and even had them researching outer space. American Girl worked with an all-female advisory board that included an astronaut, a former NASA chief scientist, a US Space and Rocket Center CEO, and NASA’s manager of strategic alliances. We’re happy to see they took the time and made the effort to get the details right.

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