LEGO Recreates Hubble Space Telescope Pillars of Creation
LEGO RECREATES FAMOUS “PILLARS OF CREATION” IMAGE FROM THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE IN LEGO FORM
Inspirational 3D models to be displayed in over 150 LEGO Stores worldwide
14th April 2021: As part of the LEGO Go Beyond space campaign, images from the famous Hubble Space Telescope have been recreated in LEGO bricks and unveiled in 168 LEGO stores across the globe.
The campaign kicked off with the launch of the LEGO NASA® Space Shuttle Discovery last month, which features both the shuttle and famous Hubble Space Telescope.
Ideal for adult builders, the new set is a detailed recreation of the STS-31 mission which launched in 1990 and saw the Discovery space Shuttle and its five crew members launch the Hubble Space Telescope into the cosmos. Ever since, the Hubble Space Telescope has shared wondrous images of deep space, leading to breakthroughs in astrophysics and space exploration.
The LEGO Group has taken three variations of the famous Pillars of Creation image and recreated them as 20×20” multi-dimensional brick works of art in the style of bas-relief to feature in LEGO stores. Brick lovers will also be able to recreate their own versions at home, thanks to instructions hosted on LEGO.com/gobeyond .
The aptly named Pillars of Creation, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, are part of an active star-forming region within the nebula and hide newborn stars in their wispy columns.
Former NASA astronaut, Dr. Kathy Sullivan, who was part of the original STS-31 mission, who took part in an exclusive Q&A LEGO.com/gobeyond for the launch of