Legoland sent us some great pictures and video of the installation for the all-new Lego Star Wars Death Star MiniLand that is set to open on March 5th.
Below you'll see the pics and video as well as a description of what's coming. We'll be there when the new MiniLand opens. Can't wait!!
All images and video courtesy of Legoland California. Click on any of the pictures to see a larger version.
LEGOLAND® California Resort Offers Sneak Peak of New
LEGO® STAR WARS™ Miniland Death Star Model Display Opening March 5
CARLSBAD, Calif. (Feb. 11, 2015) – The LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland Death Star Model Display has arrived to LEGOLAND® California Resort! The planet shaped LEGO® model, made out of more than a half million LEGO bricks, stands 13-feet high, 8-feet wide and weighs more than 1,900 pounds. The LEGO Death Star is the largest LEGO model to be added to LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland and opens to guests on March 5.
Under the watchful eye of R2-D2, a team of builders used a fork lift to maneuver the massive LEGO model into position high above LEGO Star Wars™ Miniland, which opened to guests in 2011. The LEGO Death Star is designed from the version featured in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The new model display also features the famous trench run scene where Luke Skywalker maneuvered his X-Wing fighter through the combat zone to destroy the Death Star. Below the LEGO Death Star, guests are invited to use their imaginations to construct their own LEGO starships at building stations, while LEGO X-Wings, Tie Fighters and Y-Wings circle overhead.
The unveiling of the new LEGO Death Star on March 5 kicks-off the fan favorite, LEGO Star Wars™ Days event on March 7 and 8, where guests can spend the day participating in Star Wars™ related activities. LEGO Star Wars™ Miniland Death Star Model Display is included in the cost of admission to LEGOLAND California Resort. For ticket prices, operating schedule and additional information, visit www.LEGOLAND.com or call 760-918-LEGO (5346).
LEGOLAND® California Resort includes LEGOLAND® California, SEA LIFE® Aquarium, LEGOLAND® Water Park and LEGOLAND® Hotel. All are geared for families with children between the ages of 2 and 12. At LEGOLAND California, you’ll find more than 60 rides, shows and attractions including LEGO Star Wars™ Miniland Model Display, Pirate Reef and Dino Island. SEA LIFE Aquarium is home to more than 5,000 living creatures and incorporates LEGO® models into a child’s voyage to the depths of the ocean featuring play zones, fun facts and quiz trails. LEGOLAND Water Park features more than seven slides, sandy beaches and the unique Build-A-Raft River. New this year, LEGO Legends of Chima Water Park presented by Cartoon Network where guests splash about in a Lion Temple Wave Pool, slide out of a crocodile’s mouth and race LEGO boats. The nation’s first LEGOLAND Hotel features 250 rooms, all themed either as pirate, adventure, or kingdom plus more than 3,500 LEGO models throughout the three-story hotel. For more information, visit www.LEGOLAND.com or call (760) 918-LEGO (5346).
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Last week we were invited out to Legoland California as they announced their new attractions for 2015.
The park announced both a new Star Wars "Death Star" Mini-Land and a Lego Friends Heartlake City area. Both will be opening in 2015. For all the information on those announcements see the full Press Release.
Today we are going to take a look at the preparations that are already taking place for these new attractions as well as a look at preparations for Holiday Snow Days and Winter Nights.
Later this week we'll take a look at the rest of the park as it's truly one of our favorites.
2015 Park Additions
As we arrived it was a beautiful but warm day in Carlsbad.
The park set up a nice little continental breakfast for the gathered media. Always nice to see after having a 3 1/2 hour drive in the early morning.
The announcement was held in the nice air conditioned 3D theater.
Media Rep Jake Gonzales welcomes us all to Legoland
General Manager Peter Ronchetti announces the first of two attractions, the Death Star Mini-Land
The next few pictures should look pretty familiar to anybody reading this.
The Force will be with you ... always.
Lego R2D2 came out to join Peter for the announcement, we need to get one of these for any future Park Journey meets, because it's awesome.
Next the Lego Friends came out to announce Heartlake City. I have to admit, I'm unfamiliar with the Lego Friends because my kids are a bit older than the target audience, but the area looks like it's going to be very well done and I think I'll bring my 7 year old Niece to see this when it opens. She'll love it.
Peter and the Lego Friends
A close-up of Lego R2D2, be sure to visit him when you are at the park.
It looks like work has already started on the Death Star miniland, which if you are familiar with the Star Wars Miniland is next to the Hoth set.
The park would neither confirm or deny that this was the spot of the Death Star Miniland, but it would make sense.
Star Wars Death Star Miniland opens on March 5, just in time for Star Wars Days on March 7 and 8.
The park also didn't announce where Heartlake City will be, but in looking at the artwork, it appears to be taking over some of the WaterWorks area, which makes sense because Heartlake City will also have a water feature.
We'll have much more on these two new additions in the months to come and we'll of course be there for the opening of the new Miniland in March.
Holiday Snow Days and Winter Nights
Preparations are also underway for Holiday Snow Days and Winter Nights, including an ice skating rink at the front of the park.
I've personally never seen Legoland at night so I'm hoping we'll get to see the event this year.
Trees heading to Miniland have received lots of lights.
The Fun Town Police and Fire Academy is closed and is getting snow for the holidays. Hope it doesn't melt before then. =)
Lego Christmas Tree
Splash Battle is closed for an offseason refurbishment
This is a really great attraction and it's great to see it get love every offseason.
There's always something fun getting added to Miniland and this offseason it looks like the San Francisco Miniland is getting some attention.
Just hope they aren't adding a San Francisco Giants parade. =)
Lego Movie Experience
Lastly, the new addition for 2014 was the Lego Movie Experience. This has been open since the Spring but we were unable to make it down. So we wanted to share with you this great walk-through.
Everything is Awesome!!!
Any Lego fan would be in heaven in this workspace.
That's going to wrap it up for this Legoland update. We'll have more from Legoland later in the week as we take a look at the rest of this awesome park.