Thursday, March 29, 2012

New Miniland Expansion & Star Wars Days At Legoland California

By Benjamin Hart/The SWU

Legoland in Carlsbad, California unveiled a new expansion to their Star Wars themed area. Back in March of 2011 Legoland opened the existing Star Wars Miniland, complete with seven scenes from the Six films and The Clone Wars animated series recreated with 1.5 million Lego bricks.New additions include a Lego version of the Underwater Passage through the planet core scene from Episode I(above), as well as a Sandcrawler in the Tatooine area, rebels caught in an Ewok trap on Endor and a new Tower in the Christophsis scene. Also a brand new area has been added featuring a "gallery" with three foot tall models of Anakin Skywalker, R2-D2, Boba Fett, Han Solo, Darth Maul, Captain Rex, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Wicket and Princess Leia, along with a life size model of Darth Maul.

Also, Legoland will be hosting it's annual "Star Wars days" March 31st thru April 15th. Featuring appearances by the 501st and Rebel legions, an eight foot tall Yoda build, costume contests and much more. Click here for more info.