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
Episode II - Geonosis
Episode III - Kashyyyk and Mustafar
Episode IV - Tatooine
Episode V - Hoth
Episode VI - Endor
The Clone Wars - Christophsis
The day held one more reveal: the team from the Travel Channel show, The Sand Guys, sculpted a beautiful Star Wars piece at LEGOLAND.
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!