Thursday, December 28, 2017

*NEWS* GOTY18 Luciana Vega's Collection + EVENTS

 All Systems Go! 3 - 2 - 1 We have lift off!!

Here's a look at Luciana Vega's collection.


Book One $7.99
Get to know American Girl’s 2018 Girl of the Year, Luciana, in this first book in her series! Luciana is over the moon—she’s going to Space Camp! But when she’s picked to lead her team in a robot challenge, instead of rocketing her crew to success she steers them straight into trouble. After that, her teammates don’t trust her. In fact, Luci’s pretty sure they don’t even like her. It’s great to be good at science—but Luci learns that it’s not enough. If she’s ever going to make it to Mars, she’s got to be someone her crew can depend on, no matter what.

Book Two $7.99
In her second novel, Luciana is off to youth astronaut training camp! She hopes to be chosen to dive to an underwater habitat where real astronauts train for life in space. But when Luci accuses her diving partner of sabotage, no one believes her and her chances of making the diving team sink fast. Things hit rock bottom when Luci has an underwater crisis. Suddenly, making the dive team isn’t her biggest worry. She’ll have to conquer her fears if she ever wants to make it to Mars. If she can’t, will she have to kiss her dreams of becoming an astronaut good-bye? 

Luciana Vega meet outfit and book.

MEGA Construx $95

NASA t-shirt casual outfit + NASA goodie bag 
 To the Moon and Back PJs

Space Camp Outfit

Robotic Dog $40


She has two space suits, a white jet pack space suit and a blue "space camp" coverall jumpsuit.

Rumored price $350 for the double sided Space Capsule Mars Habitat.  $40 Blue jumpsuit sold separately. 

Luciana's white Space Suit with jet pack retails $75.00

NOTE* the following events won't be available until Jan 1st.

Other Luciana-related initiatives being held throughout the year include the following:

  • Luciana Retail Events: On January 1, American Girl stores nationwide are hosting Luciana's Debut Event, where girls can celebrate the company's first STEM-themed character with fun, interactive science demonstrations, a Moon Phase craft, galaxy-inspired treats, and a free Luciana doll tee to take home. For more details, visit
  • Luciana Online Play: Girls can visit to read excerpts from the Luciana books and enjoy fun space-inspired activities.
  • American Girl WorldApp: Fans can step into the worlds of Luciana and their other favorite American Girl characters and experience their stories in a whole new way. The app is available to download later in January through the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Kindle.
  • Luciana-Themed Space Camp: Girls and their families can train just like astronauts—including taking a tumble spin in the Multi-Axis Trainer and designing a robot—at a special Girl of the Year experience created in partnership with Space Camp starting in summer 2018. American Girl is also sponsoring 20 scholarships to attend Space Camp. To learn more, visit

 LADL will have In Store Reports of Luciana Vega's "LAUNCH" via Instagram. You can watch Luciana's GMA video on LADL instagram NOW.

Rumor is Luciana is the LAST GOTY doll.


  1. May I please share these pictures on my blog with credit?

  2. Good to know we will get a Souvineer. We are so excited. I feel really disappointed in this economy thst they would make the HABITAT cost 350 plus tax. I pray to find out that is half that price.

    1. The Habitat walls and partition walls look like they are plastic and fabric. The more I look at the picture of the entire habitat, the more I think it looks like it is all plastic. We will know for sure in a few days. If it turns out to be mostly or all plastic, and are charging $350, OH MY!

  3. Thank you so much!!!

  4. Luciana is adorable! I'm really happy with the unique theme they selected this year. After last year's theme of dancing which had been used previously (Marisol & Isabelle) its nice to see one science related. Thank you for sharing these awesome pictures and info!

  5. My only problem is it doesn't seem like they have really based this doll on a REAL woman astronaut, and there have been plenty in space. Kathryn Sullivan, Janice Voss, Sally Ride, Ellen Ochoa, Lisa Novak, Pamela Melroy , Mae Jamieson, and the list goes on. I guess this will be a one time girl of the year, so they don't have to keep producing these expensive pieces, which make sense, and also so they don't have to pay royalties to an actual person if they base the story on someone's life. I'm glad they are selling all of the accessories seperate from the doll as I'm not crazy about the doll's purple hair but the theme is unique and very inspiring.

    1. You have so many points....They are very careful to make this based no real person. Wow!!!!!! Good for them. I really wish I could take home Habitat, but I got to wait and budget for it. It is a amazing collection.

    2. At a minimum, they could have put a section in the back of the book, with interviews. Something similar to what they have in the BF books. Maybe they did, have to wait to see the book.

  6. Wish I could go to the Debut and receive the promo t shirt, but we will have three grandsons with us and they don't share their grandmother's love of dolls.

  7. I love her and her collection. Probably won't be adding her to my collection, but parts of her set will be coming home. :-)

  8. I think she's absolutely adorable and I'm as excited as a little girl to add her to my collection! Just love the white space suit! Really glad she's not another doll with a dance or gymnastics theme. Just too cute!