In a galaxy not too far away (Johor Bahru to be exact), something big is about to take place, like really really BIG!
To commemorate Star Wars Day on 4th May, the world’s only father and son Lego master builder team is set to build the largest Lego version of Han Solo’s famous spaceship – the Millenium Falcon – at Legoland Malaysia Resort.
The first time Millenium Falcon made its public appearance was at Docking Bay 94 at Mos Eisley. As a team, both Daniel Steininger and his son Christopher have previously built the world’s largest Lego replica of the Millennium Falcon (250,000 bricks) at Melbourne, Australia last May. This year, they’re planning to build an even bigger replica.
From 30th April to 2nd May, Asia’s only master builder event will see the Steiningers recreating Millennium Falcon using more than 200,000 bricks once again. Visitors are also welcome to help out before the final brick is laid on 3rd May, when the ship will be officially unveiled during a media session with Legoland Malaysia’s guests-of-honour.
“Celebrating Lego Star Wars Day with guests has always been a huge priority for us. And this year we decided to go all out with The Lego Group to bring many great activities for Star Wars fans,” said Mark Germyn, general manager of Legoland Malaysia Resort.
Other than the Millennium Falcon, Legoland visitors will also get the chance to help construct 2 giant TIE Fighters on 7th and 8th May. During that weekend, there will also be a variety of activities to celebrate all things Star Wars including a real-life Imperial March, led by an army of Stormtroopers and Darth Vader, alongside other Star Wars costumers.
In addition, Legoland Malaysia Resort is also encouraging parents to participate in the “Build Your Own Dream Lego Star Wars Starship” social media competition with their children. They will need to upload a picture of their creation on their Facebook page with the hashtags #MasterYourForce and #LEGOStarWarsDay to stand a chance to win special prizes.
“We want fans to feel personally involve in the whole process, that is why we are organising various social media competitions with attractive prizes,” said Nitika Nagpal, regional brand manager for Lego, before adding that “there was no point in organising a large scale event like this if fans are just going to be spectators.”
The completed Millennium Falcon will be displayed till the end of May 2016. During this time, guests will get to bring home their own mini version of the Millennium Falcon.
For more information, or to book tickets, check out Legoland’s website.