Following the huge success of Mission to Mars and to celebrate the Museum's space season, we teamed up with the LEGO Group once again to engage even more audiences in space exploration. This time, we worked with LEGO Group designers to create four landscapes, each inspired by what science currently understands about exoplanets and moons.
In a mass build event, we challenged families and community groups to use their imagination and predict what life might look like in other parts of the galaxy. Participants were asked to select one of four landscapes and build their own LEGO® Life Forms, thinking about what adaptations they would need to be able to survive in those conditions. We even brought along some real Museum specimens to highlight the adaptations that living things have on Earth.
Over two weeks we were able to engage with almost 10,000 children and adults. We also managed to involve multiple families in exciting conversations about different planetary landscapes, and we were thrilled to see so many of them working together and making memories through learning.
Meet some of our participants' very own creations!
If you would like to learn more about adaptation and space exploration, have a go at creating your own LEGO Life Forms at home. We adapted LEGO Life Forms into a digital activity during the Museum's closure to ensure educational activities remained accessible for everyone at home.