Today, the LEGO Group has partnered with Goonhilly Earth Station to give children the chance to have their ultimate space adventures sent into outer space for the first time. The LEGO Message To Space campaign opens today and runs until 1st July and is part of the on-going celebration of LEGO Space. Who knows, the message could be received by one of the LEGO aliens! Learn more below.


The LEGO Group partners with Goonhilly Earth Station to give children the chance to have their voices heard in outer space

The LEGO Group has partnered with Goonhilly Earth Station to give children the chance to have their ultimate space adventures sent into outer space for the first time

The initiative follows a new study from The LEGO Group which found 75 per cent of kids dream of going to space, with 20 per cent believing that they will be able to live on another planet in the not-too-distant future

Over a third of kids (38 per cent) said that space exploration was their favourite subject and more than one in ten (12 percent) would choose space as their ultimate playdate location

Singer songwriter and space fanatic, Sam Ryder, partners with The LEGO Group to launch the new competition and help send the winning messages to space

The LEGO Message To Space campaign is open from 4th June – 1st July 2024 for those aged 8 – 16 years old

For more information on how to enter The LEGO Group’s Message to Space competition visit:

A new UK study from The LEGO Group[1] has revealed that three out of four (75 per cent) UK children dream of visiting space one day.

The research found that space was the no.1 destination for kids, with one in three (38 per cent) stating it was higher on their list than any other destination in the world.

The findings reveal that space exploration could well become a reality for this generation of kids, with 20 per cent believing they will be able to live on another planet in their lifetime.

For eight percent of UK children, astronaut tops the list of dream jobs, beating footballer, superhero or doctor.

One in ten UK kids (12 per cent) have crowned space as the ultimate playdate location, with floating in zero gravity (64 per cent), visiting other planets (55 percent) and exploring the galaxy (54 per cent) topping the reasons why children would like to visit outer space.

When it comes to the prized possessions they would bring with them on their journey, over half (55 per cent) of this digital generation said that they would bring a camera or tablet to document their time in space, with a further 39 per cent saying they would bring their family pet to share in the galactic adventures.

To celebrate the out-of-this-world findings, The LEGO Group has partnered with Goonhilly Earth Station in Cornwall – the world’s first private space communications centre, that played a key role in landing a commercial spacecraft on the moon for the first time earlier this year – to launch an exciting nationwide initiative giving children the chance to have their voices transmitted deep into outer space.

The competition, which is open from 4th June – 1st July 2024, is asking kids from across the UK to record a message detailing their ultimate outer space adventure for their chance to have it transmitted into space.

This will be the first time that kids’ play ideas have been transmitted into space and The LEGO Group are hoping the initiative will encourage kids to let their imaginations soar beyond the stars.

The competition looks to add to the growing excitement and resurgence in space exploration as developments in commercial experiences in outer space have never been closer, opening up a world of new careers and possibilities for children all over the world.

To launch the campaign, The LEGO Group has partnered with singer songwriter, Sam Ryder, to act as a guest judge for the competition and to help give inspiration to potential entrants about how to craft their ideas.

The rockstar who shot to fame on Eurovision with his smash hit ‘Space Man’, can be seen in a new video discussing his dream outer space adventures, including playing a gig on Jupiter with his mates.

Ryder will also be joined on the judging panel by esteemed space expert and educator Dame Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock DBE, best known for presenting the BBC’s Sky at Night, with the pair working together to pick ten lucky winners.

Speaking about the campaign, Sam Ryder, commented: “My first memory of experiencing the sensation of ‘awe’ was learning about Space. Whether it’s the infinite possibilities of other worlds orbiting distant stars or the questions surrounding who we are and life itself, it all continues to be a source of wonderment for people all across our little pale blue dot.

As a kid, I would have loved the chance to transmit a message toward the stars to perhaps be picked up by someone or something in a billion years or so. Imagine a song drifting through the heavens like that! I can’t wait to hear all the amazing ideas from the next generation of cosmic explorers!”

Dame Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock DBE, added: “Space offers an endless frontier of fun and adventure for kids. It’s something many children get obsessed with from an early age. We’re now in the most exciting time for space exploration and education since the moon landing, and initiatives like this from The LEGO Group can really help to educate kids on the opportunities to have an exciting career in all things space and science.”

Open to children in the UK between the ages of 8 – 16 years old, entrants can share their wildest and wackiest deep space adventure ideas by recording a 30 second video describing their galactic adventure, submitting their entry at

Submissions will be judged on a five-point criteria of imagination, creativity, originality, passion and fun.

Winners of this once in a lifetime prize, will get to watch their messages being sent into space at a special LEGO viewing party in July, hosted by Sam Ryder and Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocok DBE, where they will discuss all things space before launching the messages directly to the stars. Details of the event will be released via the LEGO website at a later date.

Working with Goonhilly Earth Station in Cornwall, who have been the UK’s pioneering home of satellite communications since 1962, the winning entries will be transformed into intergalactic computer code, specifically designed to transmit deep into outer space, and shot into the cosmos. Winning messages will reach the stars via Goonhilly’s large scale radar dishes, which report important messages to and from Earth’s satellites and our solar system.

The LEGO Group continues to harness children’s creativity and imagination to show the world what may await us in space. In May of this year, they asked kids across the globe to share their visions of how they would like to explore the cosmos. The LEGO Group then showcased the future of space travel according to a group of young budding space explorers, including Lotty (10) from Leeds and Orla (6) from Nottingham for the UK, by blasting their unique designs, playfully coined Unidentified Playing Objects (UPOs), over the New York City skyline.

For more information on how to enter and for a full list of competition instructions, guidelines and terms and conditions please visit

[1] An independent research study was conducted by Cover Media on behalf of The LEGO Group in May 2024, questioning 1,000 UK children aged between 8-16 years old

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