LEGO Education has announced that two of its minifigures made for the Build to Launch program will be made physically, then sent into space.
Revealed earlier in the year as a partnership with NASA and the Artemis I mission, two of the characters designed for the free Build to Launch educational series will be made into physical minifigures and travel into space aboard the Orion spacecraft as the first integrated launch of NASA’s Space Launch System mega-rocket
“Sending Kate and Kyle to space is an exciting culmination of the Build to Launch learning series and truly is a once in a lifetime real-world application for students,” said Esben Stærk, president of LEGO Education.
“Kate and Kyle are not only familiar to those using SPIKE Prime, but as minifigures they are recognizable and relatable for many students around the world. Our hope is that including Kate and Kyle in this space mission will excite students about the possibilities of STEAM careers and engage them in their own learning journey.”
Over the 10-week series, Kate and Kyle will be providing videos featuring their real NASA counterparts to help inform children of the roles and skillsets that are needed in real missions and within the Artemis I team.
You can find out more and download resources on the LEGO Education website with Artemis I launching on February 12, 2022.