Yesterday we were invited out to Legoland California to check out the all new Star Wars Death Star Mini Land exhibit. As a huge fan of Lego and Star Wars, this is probably my favorite exhibit in all of the Star Wars Mini Land. It's truly a marvel.
Below you'll see some pictures from the event as well as the official press release. The Death Star display opens today!!! So head down and see it.
It was weird arriving at Legoland at 4:30pm.
Behind here is the ultimate battle station
Before the reveal we got to check out the trench battle display which also has a building station where you can build your own Star Wars vehicle
"The Force is Strong with this one"
They had a nice little band playing Star Wars music which really set the mood
I still want a Lego R2
Legoland General Manager Peter Ronchetti addressing the crowd
Oh no, the party is disrupted by some uninvited guests ...
"Don't be too proud of this technological terror you've constructed"
"Don't Underestimate the power of the Dark Side"
Use the force Darth ... =)
"That's no moon, it's a Space Station"
After the reveal we were able to get a closer look, pictures really don't do it justice, you need to see this for yourself.
You can see Luke's X-Wing circling around the trench while being followed by Darth Vader and Tie Fighters
Turns out they are proud of the technological terror they constructed, as they should be.
As it got darker we were able to get some cool shots, I think this is my favorite.
As the sun continued to set, we took the advantage of getting some sunset pictures of miniland.
Thanks to Legoland for having us out, we love the new display. Be sure to go check it out, it opens today!!!
See the full press release below.
The empire returns to lEGOLAND® CALIFORNIA RESORT with the unveiling of the new
LEGO® STAR WARS™ MINILAND DEATH STAR MODEL DISPLAY
Resort adds largest Lego star wars miniland lego model
CARLSBAD, Calif. (March 4, 2015) – Stormtroopers rushed to secure the area as Darth Vader used the Force to unveil the LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland Death Star Model Display and ignite its superlaser during the opening ceremony at LEGOLAND® California Resort. The LEGO Death Star model is LEGOLAND California Resort’s latest major addition to LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland and opens to guests on March 5, 2015.
With the help of R2-D2, LEGOLAND California’s General Manager Peter Ronchetti welcomed guests before the massive LEGO space station model and its planet-destroying superlaser was unveiled. At 8-feet wide, 13-feet high, weighing more than 1900 pounds and made out of more than 500,000 LEGO bricks, the LEGO Death Star model is the largest addition to LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland. The new model display features iconic film scenes made of LEGO® bricks that were filmed inside the Galactic Empire’s space station including the famous trench run scene where Luke Skywalker maneuvered his X-wing fighter through the combat zone to destroy the Death Star. Adjacent to the planet-shaped LEGO model, guests are invited to use their imaginations to construct their own LEGO starships at building stations.
“Since opening in 2011 and making the first major addition in 2012, LEGO Star Wars™ Miniland has become one of the most popular areas for children and their parents,” said Ronchetti “We are thrilled to add a LEGO model that our guests have been asking for, the LEGO Death Star! Truly, this addition is galactic!”
The LEGO Star Wars™ Miniland Death Star is designed from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. It includes six animated Turbo Laser Turrets and LEGO starship models built out of more than 20,000 LEGO bricks. The unveiling of the new LEGO Star Wars™ Miniland Death Star Model Display 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).