LEGO Star Wars Miniland Model Display Launched at LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort

Jay Cochran - September 04, 2014
In conjunction with its upcoming second anniversary, LEGOLANDŽ Malaysia Resort announced the opening of LEGOŽStar WarsTM Miniland Model Display at the Resort. This is the first attraction of its kind inAsia and the latest LEGOŽ model display to open at a LEGOLANDŽ around the world.

The attraction features seven scenes from the six Star WarsTM films and The Clone WarsTM animated series in great detail. In total, the attraction features more than 2,000 LEGOŽ models built to a 1:20 scale using 1.5 million LEGOŽ bricks. The attraction officially opens its doors to the public on6 September 2014.

"We are confident that guests to LEGOLANDŽ 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," saidMark Germyn, General Manager LEGOLANDŽ 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.

The LEGOŽ Star WarsTM Miniland Model Display is housed in an octagon building with a floor size of 900m2 that has been divided into eight areas. Six areas house one iconic scene each from the sixStar WarsTM films, while the seventh area features a scene from the animated filmStar Wars: The Clone WarsTM. The eighth area offers a dedicated retail section for LEGOŽStar WarsTM products. The merchandise includes hard-to-find LEGOŽ building sets for sale such as the Death Star, R2-D2, Millennium Falcon, Super Star Destroyer, Ewok Village and much more. The shop will also have the full line of LEGOŽStar WarsTM play materials in addition to LEGOŽStar WarsTM keychains, magnets and a variety of caps and T-shirts.

The seven featured scenes depict planets such as Naboo, Geonosis, Kashyyyk, Mustafar, Tatooine, Hoth, Endor and Christophsis. Visitors can take a chronological walk through the Star Wars timeline to marvel at the models, including the 2.65m tall Crystal City, the largest of all the LEGO Star Wars models, and the iconic Millennium Falcon made up of 19,200 LEGO bricks - reaching 1.8m long and 1.3m wide. Meanwhile, interactive buttons will allow visitors to activate the animatronics within each scene.

Fans will also be able to commemorate their visit by taking photos with their favorite characters, built entirely of LEGOŽ bricks. There will be 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.

Fifty percent of the over 2,000 models at the LEGO Star Wars Miniland Model Display were built in Malaysia and the rest were shipped from Germany and the Czech Republic. The Master Model Builders team took a total of approximately 8,000 man hours to complete the LEGOŽ models. The installation process was supported by a team of technicians and landscapers who developed the special layout for optimum realism. For the finishing touch, authentic Star Wars sounds, animatronics and lighting effects were added to make the models even more lifelike.

Throughout the month of September, various LEGO Star Wars activities have been lined up to commemorate the anniversary celebrations, including a free entry promotion for children dressed up as their favorite Star Wars characters. The promotion will be from 6 –30 Sept 2014. Additionally, Annual Pass holders will enjoy preview periods from 1 – 5 Sept before the attraction opens to the public. All valid Annual Pass holders will be required to sign up online for the preview. There will also be special birthday fireworks on September 15 at the Resort starting at 8pm.

For more information, visit www.LEGOLAND.my or call the reservation office at +607-597-8888.

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