About the Europa Clipper Toy Bricks Model
The Europa Clipper mission has collaborated with the award-winning Mountaineer Area RoboticS (MARS) team to design and build a model of the Europa Clipper spacecraft with toy bricks. (“Toy bricks” refers to plastic interlocking construction toys, such as LEGOs, commonly combined with gears and other parts to represent vehicles, buildings, robots…and spacecraft!)
Middle school and high school students from the MARS team worked on a design under the guidance of physicists, roboticists, engineers, and outreach specialists from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.
Build Your Own Europa Clipper Toy Bricks Model
Enjoy this 1/48th scale model of the Europa Clipper spacecraft made out of toy bricks! You can find instructions and a list of parts in the downloadable PDFs.
Share Your Europa Clipper Toy Bricks Model
Have you finished building your Europa Clipper toy bricks model? Feel free to share your creation on social media and tag the Europa Clipper mission using @EuropaClipper on Twitter, @NASAEuropaClipper on Facebook, and @NASASolarSystem on Instagram!
About the Mountaineer Area Robotics (MARS) Team
The Mountaineer Area RoboticS (MARS) program is committed to advancing STEM education in Appalachia by mentoring kindergarten through undergraduate youth in FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics programs. It works with a dozen FIRST LEGO League teams in north-central West Virginia and operates a high-school program that includes youth from four counties. Of the 30 to 40 high school students who participate in Mountaineer Area Robotics, nearly half were members of FIRST LEGO League teams. Working with the middle and high school students are over 30 adult volunteer mentors, including Mountaineer Area Robotics alumni who are pursuing STEM degrees in higher education. Learn more about the MARS team at http://marsfirst.org.
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