Star Wars Miniland Model Display
Nusajaya (3 September 2014) – In conjunction with its upcoming second anniversary LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort announced the opening of LEGO Star Wars Miniland Model Display at the Resort. This is the first attraction of its kind in Asia and the latest LEGO model display to open at a LEGOLAND around the world.
The attraction features seven scenes from the six Star Wars films and The Clone Wars animated series in great detail. In total, the attraction features more than 2000 LEGO models built to a 1:20 scale using 1.5 million LEGO bricks. The attraction officially opens its door to the public on 6 September 2014.
“We are confident that guests of 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.
The LEGO Star Wars 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 six Star Wars films, while the seventh area features a scene from the animated film Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The eighth area offers a dedicated retail section for LEGO Star Wars products. The merchandise includes hard-to-find LEGO building sets for sale such as the Death Star, R2-D2, Millennium Falcon, Super Star Destroyer, Ewok Villlage and much more. The shop will also have the full line of LEGO Star Wars play materials in addition to LEGO Star Wars keychains, magnets and a variety of caps and T-shirts.
The seven featured scenes depicts 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 favourite characters, built entirely of LEGO 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 Czeh Republic. The Master Model Builders team took a total of approximately 8,000 man hours to complete the LEGO 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 favourite 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 15 September at the Resort starting 8pm.
For more information, visit www.LEGOLAND.my or call the reservation office at +607-597-8888. You can also keep up-to-date with our exciting activities on Twitter at https://twitter.com/legoland_my and Instagram at http://instagram.com/legolandmy.