Last weekend we were invited to an exclusive private viewing of the bigger and better LEGO Star Wars Miniland which features the brand new 500,000 brick Death Star. Not only this but it was also the weekend of their Star Wars Event which combined with a visit to LEGOLAND made this the ultimate day out for this Star Wars, LEGO loving family.
With each corner we turned there were some super ultra fantastic, amazing* LEGO models, they were like the one’s we had built at home but on a larger scale with scenes and backdrops. There were buttons which the children could press which triggered sounds, lights or even movement to the models which brought them to life. Star Wars Miniland is a must visit for any Star Wars/LEGO fan!
*words of both a 7 and 27-year-old.
The LEGO Death Star certainly did have the WOW factor and left us amazed! The hefty 860kg perfectly spherical model took 15 Model Makers three months to build and is 2.4 meters wide and 3 meters high. 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. It is a fantastic finale piece to the Star Wars Miniland!
At the end of the displays, you walk into every LEGO Star Wars fan’s idea of heaven and enter the LEGO shop stocked full of Star Wars LEGO sets and merchandise. Oli was rather euphoric to of spent his pocket money in here before we had even hit the rest of the resort.
Around the resort were lots of Star Wars characters perfect for excited squeals from Oli as well as photo opportunities. My favourite photo has to be the one of Legoland’s Ollie the Dragon with Oli & Charlotte.
There was so much to do, watch and join in with that despite being to Legoland many times; it felt like a whole new day out.
We had an enjoyable time sitting with the children and reading DK Star Wars books as well as colouring in our new favourite droid – BB8. We built LEGO Duplo droids and Tie Fighter’s out of LEGO to join the display. There also may have been some Ewok hugging going on!
Once we had exhausted ourselves with Star Wars related activities we then went on to explore the rest of the park. Legoland is pretty amazing any day of the year, but these Star Wars fans certainly did have the most fantastic day in this far away galaxy!