LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago Gets Makeover & Announces LEGO Star Wars Days, March 15-16

Jay Cochran - March 06, 2014
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago unveils a newly redesigned Center giving the thousands of families who visit an even better brick experience. The renovation includes improvements to the Center’s highly popular play areas, cafe and all newmodel display areas , including LEGO Star Wars Miniland – a large-scale, interactive LEGO model display chronicling the adventures of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.

As part of the new intergalactic exhibit, guests can help the Rebel Alliance destroy the Galactic Empire’s powerful Death Star, experience the epic duel between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader, watch in awe as the Millennium Falcon rises from the deserts of Tatooine, discover the bustling city of Mos Eisley, and take in the busy cantina where the band plays its familiar tune and dangerous characters lurk in dark corners. The display replaces the Center’s previous Star Wars Miniland, which featured scenes from Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace.

Additional Center renovations include:
· LEGO Racers Build & Test: A newly renovated track where kids can design, build and race their own LEGO car creations.
· LEGO Factory: A revamped LEGO Factory gives guests a behind-the-scenes look at how the infamous toy is made.
· 4-D Cinema: An enhanced 4-D theatre experience.
· Duplo Farm: A new Duplo play area allows more space for the Center’s youngest visitors to explore and create.
· LEGO City Soft Play: Coming this spring, new and improved mazes and climbing areas.

The Center’s Café has also been updated to feature free WiFi, among other new amenities, providing families with a comfortable space to refuel before their next LEGO adventure.

Additional renovations are expected in 2015.
“We really had our guests in mind when redesigning the Center,” said Nick Miller, general manager of LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago. “These changes allow us to continue to provide a first-class entertainment experience for families and bring out the kid in everyone.”

The first event taking place in the newly refurbished Center is LEGO Star Wars Days, March 15-16, featuring special out-of-this-world activities, including:

Build your own LEGO creation in Build and Test
A meet and greet with members of the Star Wars 501st Legion
Take photos with life-sized LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader and LEGO Star Wars R2-D2
Win prizes and giveaways, while supplies last

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