The images of the Hubble telescope in LEGO bricks are coming to some stores

The images of the Hubble telescope in LEGO bricks are coming to some stores

The most famous images from the Hubble Space Telescope shots have been recreated in LEGO bricks and will be installed at a selection of 168 LEGO stores around the world, as part of the LEGO Go Beyond space campaign. They would be perfect as a backdrop for the display of LEGO set # 10283 NASA Space Shuttle Discovery in our house too, wouldn't they?

The campaign kicked off with the launch of the awesome LEGO set # 10283 NASA Space Shuttle Discovery from last April 1, which includes both the shuttle and the famous Hubble Space Telescope. The new set is a detailed recreation of the STS-31 mission that launched in 1990 and saw Shuttle Discovery and its five crew members launch the Hubble Space Telescope into the cosmos. Since then, the Hubble Space Telescope has shared wonderful images of deep space, leading to discoveries in astrophysics and space exploration.

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The LEGO Group has chosen three variations of the famous Pillars of Creation image and recreated them as multi-dimensional brick works of art, in the style of a bas-relief mosaic and which will be displayed in LEGO stores. Instructions for making a home version of the mosaics at home will be available to fans at

The so-called Pillars of Creation, whose images were taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, are part of a active star-forming region within a nebula and hiding newborn stars in their vaporous columns.

Former NASA astronaut Dr. Kathy Sullivan, who was part of the original STS-31 mission, took part in an exclusive Question & Answer session posted on for the launch of the new LEGO space set, he also discussed his favorite Hubble images:

“There are so many spectacular images that the Hubble Space Telescope has been able to capture over the years. Some of my favorites include Ultra Deep Field, which looked at a small patch of the sky and found infinite galaxies; The Light Echo, which captures the glare of light through space caused by the explosion of a star; and Pillars of Creation, which looks at a region where stars are being born. What the telescope has been able to capture over the years is truly extraordinary ”

The structures will be installed in selected LEGO stores around the world starting next Sunday, April 18th. For Italy the LEGO Certified Stores chosen are:

Milan, Piazza San Babila corner Corso Monforte 2 Rome, Via Tomacelli 141/145 Turin, Via Roma 367 Starting from the same day, they will be available for viewing and to download the instructions at