The force has arrived!
Padawans, you’d be happy to know that LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland Model Display has officially arrived in Malaysia. Featuring scenes from the six Star Wars™ films and The Clone Wars™ animated series in great detail, the attraction offers more than 2,000 LEGO® models.
“We are confident that guests to LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort will find their visit here more exciting than ever for the whole family. Being fully indoors and air-conditioned, families can easily spend more than an hour exploring this new model display alone in addition to the over 70 hands-on rides, slides, shows and attractions at the Resort,” said Mark Germyn, General Manager LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort.
“With RM6 million invested in this new attraction, the Resort is continuously looking to grow stronger tourism value and attract more international visitors. The key strategy we are using is adding a new element annually to ensure guests have exciting reasons to visit and come back for more,” he added.
Sounds pretty cool, no?
Now, if you Star Wars™ fans are not convinced about this LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland Model Display, we’ve compiled a list of reasons why you have to visit this new model display at Legoland.
1. The LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland Model Display is housed in an octagon building that has been divided into 8 different areas, 6 of which plays host to one iconic scene from each of the six Star Wars™ films. The 7th area features a scene from the animated film, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars™” while the 8th is dedicated to a retail section for LEGO® Star Wars™ products.
2. Apart from the 2.7m tall Darth Vader outside the LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland Model Display there will only be one Darth Vader in the whole display. So make sure you keep a lookout for it.
Hint it looks like this.
3. The attraction features more than 2,000 LEGO® models built to a 1:20 scale using 1.5 million LEGO® bricks.
4. In once of the scenes — Episode IV: A New HopeTM – Tatooine, the display will feature the largest LEGO model of Han Solo’s famous starship, the Millennium Falcon that is made up of 19,200 LEGO® bricks.
5. There are interactive buttons which will allow visitors to activate the animatronics within each scene.
6. The smallest model is Yoda, made up of just 30 LEGO pieces – he appears twice in Miniland.
7. Fans will be able to take photos with 85cm tall models of Anakin Skywalker, Boba Fett, C-3PO, Commander Rex, Darth Maul, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Wicket the Ewok and Yoda, in addition to life-sized models of C-3PO, R2-D2 and a 2.7m tall Darth Vader wielding a lightsaber.
8. 50% of the models at LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland Model Display were built in Malaysia while the rest were shipped in from Germany and Czech Republic.
8. The LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland Model Display features authentic Star Wars™ sounds, animatronics and lighting effects that makes the model even more lifelike. With this, fans will feel like they are part of Star Wars™ during their tour of the miniland.
9. 39 Ewoks can be spotted in the final scene from Episode VI: Return of the JediTM, set on the planet Endor.
10. The Palace of Naboo weighs 63kg and is made of 25,000 LEGO bricks.
Apart from the LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland Model Display, a series of LEGO® Star Wars™ activities have been lined up throughout the month of September. The LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland™ Model Display will be opened to public from September 6th – September 30th. More information can be obtained here.
Be sure to check the LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland™ Model Display while you can padawans!
More pictures from the display can be found here.