The 2018 American Girl of the Year is here! My girls are so excited to welcome Luciana Vega into their American Girl Doll family! Luciana is an 11 year old girl and aspiring astronaut who dreams of being the first person to go to Mars. And, while she has the skills and smarts to achieve her goals, she also learns that being a good leader and team player right here on Earth is the best first step.
My daughters were super excited to hear about Luciana and her interest in space and STEM. This is the first American Girl to come with a beautiful color streak in her hair, and my girls though that was amazing. Not only does Luciana have a cool look, she has a wonderful message to teach kids, too. “We’re proud to introduce fans to American Girl’s 2018 Girl of the Year, Luciana Vega—a champion of STEM and a natural-born leader who puts her whole heart into making her dreams a reality,” says Katy Dickson, President of American Girl. “Luciana is a role model for today’s girls—empowering them to defy stereotypes, and embrace risks that will teach them about failure and success as they chart their own course in life—whatever the goal. For us, it’s all about building girls of strong character, and it’s why we’re continuing to encourage girls to lead change and embrace #charactercounts.” As a mom teaching my daughters to be kind in this world, I love that the dolls they play with and books they read have the same message.
Luciana is a beautiful 18-inch doll, featuring warm brown eyes, medium skin, and dark brown hair with a distinctive purple streak to show off her creative side. My girls think she is stunning, and love her pink galaxy dress she comes in. You can also get other STEM-inspired outfits, accessories, and products that reflect her Space Camp® experience. These include Luciana’s Flight Suit and Space Suit, her Maker Station, and a Mars Habitat loaded with science and research essentials for hours of pretend play. You can see all of her products and accessories here. As all American Girl products, these are high quality and made to last. My girls were giddy over her Telescope Projector set and the accessories pack. They loved the space ice cream, her shiny backpack and log book. These certainly make the experience come to life!
For the first time girls can interact even more in Luciana’s world by downloading the American Girl app and scanning her catalog pages and products to unlock exclusive content, including augmented reality, trailers and videos, space simulations, quizzes and challenges, and much more. Be sure to download the app for even more American Girl fun! How cool is that!?
Luciana Vega is sure to provide endless fun and spark creativity in homes all over the world. It sure has in ours!