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Attraction Action: LEGOLAND Unveils Expanded Star Wars Miniland Area

LEGOLAND California's Star Wars Miniland - Hoth
LEGOLAND California's Star Wars Miniland - Hoth

Order the defense towers to fire ion cannons and turbolasers at will! Photo Courtesy of LEGOLAND California

My nine year-old son is bursting with excitement with the news that LEGOLAND California just unveiled an expanded Star Wars Miniland area. We’ve been to this area so many times I can name all of the scenes, and that’s saying a lot. My personal favorite is the Ewok Village.

Delighted Star Wars fans can expect to see the giant Jawa sandcrawler, featured in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, made up of more than 15,000 LEGO bricks and weighing in at more than 50 pounds. Other new LEGO models being introduced include: the ion cannon in the Rebel base on the planet Hoth; a towering Crystal City building in Christophsis and the giant opee sea killer on Naboo.

LEGOLAND California's Star Wars Miniland - Opee Sea Killer

Opee Sea Killer on the Hunt! Photo courtesy of LEGOLAND California

In the new LEGO® Star Wars™ Gallery, guests will be further immersed into the Star Wars experience as they walk through and encounter large-scale LEGO minifigures from each episode. Each LEGO model is 3-feet-tall, constructed of approximately 10,000 bricks and displayed on a podium for guests to get an up-close look. The 12 characters feature: Wicket, Princess Leia, R2-D2, Clone Captain Rex, Darth Vader, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Anakin Skywalker, Boba Fett, Chewbacca, Yoda and Darth Maul. I think I may have to get my photo with Han Solo!

LEGOLAND California's Star Wars Miniland - Jawa Sandcrawler

Utini! Utini! Photo courtesy of LEGOLAND California

Be sure to print out your $10 off coupon and tell us what your favorite scene in Miniland is!

Tell us in the comments below, who or what is your favorite Star Wars character?

Brent Bernasconi

Sneak Peek at Star Wars MiniLand

On Thursday LEGOLAND debuted its newest attraction, Star Wars MiniLand. LEGOLand staff took thousands and thousands of Lego bricks and created a scene from each of the six movies and a scene from a Star Wars television series. Carrie Fisher was on hand to help cut the red ribbon and officially open up Star Wars Miniland. Below are just glimpses of the awesome new exhibit. Now if I can only take one of the Lego scenes home!