April 6, 2011

LEGOLAND Star Wars Miniland

I know a lot of awesome people.  One of these folks (thank you, @TKMANDO) invited me to the grand opening of the Star Wars Miniland at LEGOLAND with the 501st Legion Southern California Garrison.  He had seen my blog post where I mentioned that I wanted to see the new Star Wars addition and would get there one day and figured, well, why not on opening day?  Why not indeed.

The opening ceremonies were brief and by 10:30am, the general public started to arrive in the Star Wars Miniland area.  Even though it was crowded, it wasn't too difficult to view every scene.  There were seven areas representing each film and The Clone Wars animated series.  The models depicted popular scenes and featured lots of recognizable characters and moments.  Here are some of my favorites:

Episode I - Naboo

Legoland - Naboo Miniland


Episode II - Geonosis

Legoland - Geonosis Miniland


Episode III - Kashyyyk and Mustafar


Legoland - Mustafar Miniland


Episode IV - Tatooine
Legoland - Tatooine Miniland


Episode V - Hoth

Legoland - Hoth Miniland


Episode VI - Endor

Legoland - Endor Miniland


The Clone Wars - Christophsis

Legoland - Christophsis Miniland



The day held one more reveal: the team from the Travel Channel show, The Sand Guys, sculpted a beautiful Star Wars piece at LEGOLAND.

Star Wars Legoland Sand Sculpture


Though it was neat to see all the new LEGO builds, the best part of my day was experiencing the camaraderie of the 501st Legion.  You can read more about that in an article I wrote for Tor.com; it should be published soon!

See more photos of the Star Wars Miniland!

5 comments:

  1. Awww man that is too cool! I'm a huge fan of Star Wars (and a sucker for Legos!) Thanks for sharing the photos! I bet it was an awesome experience!

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  2. Okay, this may finally have given me a real reason to go there! :) Looks like it was so much fun!

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  3. ...Dude, I work there. xDDDDDD;;;; The boat ride, right behind that sand sculpture, is what I usually work. Oh the irony.

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  4. It was a lot of fun, and I really adore the new miniland! I didn't get to explore much of the rest of the park, but I'll hopefully get back there this summer. Glad you enjoyed the pics!

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