If there’s one email to make you scream in excitement, this definitively has to be one of them! I was barely making sense as I tried to read out the email to Oli and the Man! We are so happy that LEGOLAND saw our application and decided to recruit us as LEGOLAND Windsor Resort Ambassadors for 2016.
We are HUGE LEGO fans so naturally LEGOLAND is one of our second homes, it is Oli’s favourite day out as well as mine. You should watch the Man attempt and fail to get me away from the on site LEGO shop! This weekend sees us becoming VIPs and attending the premiere of The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure. The new animation re-unites the characters from the original movie in an entirely new plot mixed with amazing 4D effects; this can exclusively be seen at LEGOLAND Windsor. We cannot wait to tell you all about it!
The miniland saw it it’s own celebrity premiere ahead of this weekend in brick form with the likes of ‘Jolie-Bricks’to the ‘Brick-Beckhams’ in attendance. The scene, created in minute detail from 25,000 individual bricks, is in Leicester Square in the Resort’s world famous Miniland and features all you would expect at a star-studded movie premiere. Paps are poised to snap the celebrity audience with fans lined up to grab autographs; security cordons are in place, and of course, a LEGO red carpet is laid out at the entrance to the cinema.
The Model Makers also set up an outdoor screening of “The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure” for the Minilander movie stars and their celebrity guests. “The LEGO® Movie™” stars ‘arrived’ in bespoke LEGO limousines before loading up with popcorn and taking their LEGO seats in front of a miniature screen complete with a red velvet curtain.
Naturally as a Star Wars loving household we are also looking forward to seeing one of the most impressive and biggest LEGO Star Wars models ever created – a 500,000 brick LEGO Star Wars recreation of The Empire’s ultimate super weapon, The Death Star which has been installed at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort. The operation took three days as the massive new 2.4 meters wide, 3-metre high creation was carefully hoisted into position, and the final bricks and scenes were put in place. The hefty 860kg perfectly spherical model took 15 Model Makers three months to build and will be the centrepiece of an epic new finale at the LEGO Star Wars Miniland Model Display when the Resort opens on 11 March.
The dramatic scene, which depicts the Rebel Alliance attack on the moon-sized space station in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, also features 16 Alliance ships swooping in to destroy it and a series of animated scenes from the movie, including the famous trash compactor scene and Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Lightsaber duel with Darth Vader. Guests will be able to trigger special effects and bring the scene to life with sound and light effects.