Yesterday, the first LEGOLAND® Park in Asia held a private event for the media and their families for a little sneak preview, just two weeks shy from its official grand opening.

LEGOLAND® Malaysia is the world’s sixth LEGOLAND Park and it contains the most successful rides and attractions from around the world, but everything is tailor-made for the local environment. Especially in Billund, Denmark,where the first Park was built, all buildings, landscapes, and vehicles were built using standard LEGO bricks.

(Taken with a Samsung GALAXY S III)

Operated by Merlins Entertainment Group (the second largest theme park operator in the world), LEGOLAND® Malaysia has seven themed areas covering the same area as 50 full size football pitches.

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The LEGOLAND® experience starts at The Beginning, the entrance area to the Park and home to the largest LEGO® shop in Asia, The Big Shop. It stocks 2,000 different LEGO and LEGOLAND products, and has more LEGO toy sets under one roof than anywhere else in the region.

(Taken with a Samsung GALAXY S III)
(Taken with a Samsung GALAXY S III)
(Taken with a Samsung GALAXY S III)

Hungry? The Park is home to three restaurants, four food stands, and 11 food carts serving a variety of Western and Asian meals. Rest assured, one full day in the Park won’t leave you starving!

Our first stop (after buying lots of souvenirs from The BIG Shop) was of course, the LEGOLAND® Market Restaurant.

(Taken with a Samsung GALAXY S III)

Next up, the adventure!

LEGO® Technic is home to high speed rides for the brave and exciting young. The highlight is taking a test drive on Project X, a wild roller coaster with a steep switchback track.

(Taken with a Samsung GALAXY S III)
(Taken with a Samsung GALAXY S III)
(Taken with a Samsung GALAXY S III)

In LEGO® Kingdom, however, fans travel back in time and into the legend. From deep inside the royal castle, The Dragon roller coaster takes riders through the twists and turns of the Middle Ages on a fire-breathing dragon.

At the centre of the Park, the miniature world of Miniland recreates famous Asian landmarks on a scale of 1:20 using more than 30 millions LEGO® bricks. It turns everyone into giants as they stroll through famous scenes and landmarks from different countries, including our pride and joy, the Petronas Twin Towers.

(Taken with a Samsung GALAXY S III)
(Taken with a Samsung GALAXY S III)
(Taken with a Samsung GALAXY S III)

Other landmarks include the Merlion and the Taj Mahal.

Miniland’s models are all animated, so visitors can bring LEGO figures, trains, and aeroplanes to life at the touch of a button. LEGOLAND® Malaysia’s Miniland is the largest Miniland ever built for a new LEGOLAND® Park! The project took more than three years to complete.

More “sneaks” and surprises here:

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15th September 2012 (Saturday) marks LEGOLAND® Malaysia’s public opening, followed by its official opening on 22nd September 2012 (Saturday).

Visitors can choose between a day ticket, which allows entry on one day only, and a LEGOLAND® Annual Pass. The Annual Pass is valid for 12 months and permits unlimited visits during normal operating hours, including weekends, public, and school holidays. More detailed prices and ticketing info are available here.

For more information on LEGOLAND® Malaysia, visit their official website. Don’t forget to LIKE their Facebook page!

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