LEGO unveils artwork inspired by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope
The LEGO Group has unveiled stunning brick-built recreations of three iconic images captured by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.
The artwork is part of the company’s Go Beyond Space campaign to promote the discovery of NASA’s Space Shuttle 10283, based on the STS-31 mission that launched the Hubble Space Telescope into the cosmos in 1990.
In the years that followed, the scientific instrument captured over a million incredible and awe-inspiring images of deep space, including several of the Eagle Nebula’s ‘Pillars of Creation’. . These towering, twisted arrows inspired the LEGO Group’s promotional work, which departs from its own LEGO Art theme by using three-dimensional screens.
Each of the three bas-relief sculptures measures 20 Ã 20 inches and will be installed in 168 different LEGO stores around the world – including all 18 stores across England, Scotland and Wales. You can experience them in person from April 18, or when stores in Glasgow and Edinburgh reopen on April 26.
âThere are so many spectacular images that the Hubble Space Telescope has been able to capture over the years,â said former astronaut Dr. Kathy Sullivan, who was actively involved in the launch of NASA’s Space Shuttle 10283. Discovery.
âSome of my favorites include the Ultra Deep Field, which has examined a small patch of sky and found endless galaxies; The Light Echo, which captures the reverberation of light through space caused by the explosion of a star; and Pillars of Creation, looking at a region where stars are being born. What the telescope has been able to capture over the years is truly extraordinary.
If you would like to assemble these awesome brick-built pictures using your own collection of LEGO parts, you can download the corresponding instructions via the Go beyond the campaign page.
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