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#1 KimT

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 09:00 PM

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Wow, I wish lived near LEGOLand California.

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A new "Star Wars" themed area at Legoland California with 2,000 Lego models will take visitors chronologically through scenes from the epic film saga.

Scheduled to make its debut March 31, the new "Star Wars" area will be part of the Carlsbad kiddie park's Miniland, park officials said Thursday. It will feature animated scenes from the six movies in the series and the "Clone Wars" television cartoon -- complete with special effects and sound effects.

Eight model makers and two animators based at Legoland Germany have been working for a year with Lucasfilm to create 1:20 scale versions of iconic "Star Wars" characters, spacecraft and landscapes using 1.5 million Lego bricks.

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 09:03 PM

This is good news, the more minilands the better! That MF looks really impresive :thumbup:

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 09:16 PM

Yum! Now that's UCS MF!  :tongue:
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Posted 06 January 2011 - 09:33 PM

Wow! The MF is sweet! So is this news! (Good thing I live nearby!)
This will definitely be worth going to!
Do you have any more information on this?

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 09:45 PM

thats not ucs theres no sticker! rofl!!

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 09:48 PM

The picture is a link to the blog where the news was found.
Click it and read more than I've quoted.

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In addition to posing for photos with life-size Lego models of Chewbacca, R2-D2 and Darth Vader, visitors will be able to wander through seven Lego-fied "Star Wars" scenes, including:

Episode I: Naboo
Battle scenes at the royal palace and a flight hangar feature a duel between Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn and Darth Maul.

Episode II: Geonosis
Obi-Wan, Padme Amidala and Anakin Skywalker battle creatures in the Geonosis arena while nearby a battle unfolds between a droid army and Republic fighters.

Episode III: Kashyyyk and Mustafar
A battle rages on the Wookie planet of Kashyyyk while Obi-Wan and Anakin engage in a fateful duel on the volcanic planet of Mustafar.

Episode IV: Tatooine
Obi-Wan, C-3PO and R2-D2 appear at Luke Skywalker's childhood home in addition to scenes featuring the Mos Eisley Cantina band and Han Solo's Millennium Falcon.

Episode V: Hoth
Imperial AT-ATs as well as Rebel snow speeders and X-wing fighters can be found on the icy planet of Hoth along with Luke, Han, Darth Vader and Princess Leia.

Episode VI: Endor
The Rebel Alliance defeats the evil Empire on the Ewok's forest moon of Endor.

Clone Wars: Christophis
In a scene that chronologically takes place between Episodes II and III, Jedi Knights Anakin and Obi-Wan appear amid an 8-foot-tall Crystal City building.

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 09:57 PM

I want to go there now ! :laugh:
That MF is simply AWESOME and there are 1.5 million bricks being used for the whole show....OMG ! *oh2*
Thanks for sharing the news 'KimT'......now we all have to go there see this.......er, somehow ! :blush:
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Posted 06 January 2011 - 10:04 PM

Wow, that's awesome :wub:

The size of that Millenium Falcon will dwarve my 4504 but even the 10179 Millenium Falcon *oh2*
Cant wait for more pictures from landscapes, vehicles and minifigures (1:20 scale!) from all mentioned episodes.
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Posted 06 January 2011 - 10:11 PM

View Postlightningtiger, on 06 January 2011 - 09:57 PM, said:

I want to go there now ! :laugh:

Same! :wub:
Thanks for posting Kim! This looks like it will be a hit, that MF is Humongous! :wub:
If anyone is there when it opens, please upload some pics here, im sure we all would love to see what they do with some of those scenes, Im looking forward to seeing the 1,2, and 3 ones.

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 10:14 PM

View PostKimT, on 06 January 2011 - 09:00 PM, said:

Wow, I wish lived near LEGOLand California.
Good news for you, Kim!

The same changes are planned for Legoland Germany as well! :sweet:
The spare spaces in Günzburg are going to be filled with the same SW Episodes like you mentioned.
So it's "just" 2 years waiting for our next event in Germany...

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- 2000 models (both like Carlsbad)
- 7 themes (see above) with 20 m² each
- opening June 2011
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Posted 06 January 2011 - 10:15 PM

That explains why everything has been build in Germany.
Thanks Holodoc :thumbup:
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Posted 06 January 2011 - 10:16 PM

That sounds interesting! The same is being said of LL Germany over here at 1000Steine Looking forwar to see a lot of nice miniland-size figures!

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 10:30 PM

Only thing I have to say is: holy crap that Falcon is huge.

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 11:04 PM

And Billund?

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 11:09 PM

the los angeles times article says "Similar "Star Wars" areas are expected to open at Legoland Denmark and Legoland Germany later in the year."

big relief i couldnt figure out how to get the money for both a california trip an all the nice new sets

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 11:11 PM

That's sweet! Man I wish I lived near California. It's cool that they chose Christophsis of all CW places- IMO it's still one of the best battle so far.

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 11:12 PM

View Postechobasehoth, on 06 January 2011 - 11:09 PM, said:

the los angeles times article says "Similar "Star Wars" areas are expected to open at Legoland Denmark and Legoland Germany later in the year."


Yeah I just noticed that upon rereading it :blush:
I guess I was working too fast getting it frontpaged and blogged.:laugh:
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Posted 06 January 2011 - 11:13 PM

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This is what caught my eye.  Can't wait to see what they do for this.  Do they use regular minifigs in minilands, or are they larger figures?  I only ask because that Falcon looks to be just about minifig scaled.
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Posted 06 January 2011 - 11:19 PM

More info.


More than 6' tall models?! *huh* :wub:
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Posted 06 January 2011 - 11:40 PM

Now THAT is a SHIP!

Can't wait to see this in person later this year. :sweet:

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 12:24 AM

I may have to make my first trip to the Legoland in Cali.

This is great news.

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 12:45 AM

View PostWalter Kovacs, on 06 January 2011 - 11:13 PM, said:

This is what caught my eye.  Can't wait to see what they do for this.  Do they use regular minifigs in minilands, or are they larger figures?  I only ask because that Falcon looks to be just about minifig scaled.

1/20th scale is ~twice minifig scale.  Wasn't the UCS Falcon ~minifig scale?

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 01:56 AM

Simply an amazing MF build, looks like it's minifig-scaled, though I'm not so sure (too lazy to measure that thing and compare with the dimensions of the real MF). It would also be interesting to see how the other builds for each episode will look like. I assume it would be EPIC, hope someone can share pictures when they visit LEGOLand Cali.

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 02:37 AM

Augh and here my wife and I just convinced my son that it's not worth going to Legoland again and we should go somewhere else this year.

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 03:46 AM

View PostEdmond Dantes, on 07 January 2011 - 12:45 AM, said:

1/20th scale is ~twice minifig scale.  Wasn't the UCS Falcon ~minifig scale?

View PostKielDaMan, on 07 January 2011 - 01:56 AM, said:

Simply an amazing MF build, looks like it's minifig-scaled, though I'm not so sure (too lazy to measure that thing and compare with the dimensions of the real MF).
Minifig-scale is roughly 1:40, depending on who you ask. I like something closer to 1:30, which is scaled to a minifig's width rather than its height, which gives me much more options.

View PostKielDaMan, on 07 January 2011 - 01:56 AM, said:

It would also be interesting to see how the other builds for each episode will look like. I assume it would be EPIC, hope someone can share pictures when they visit LEGOLand Cali.
I'm sure plenty will be up once it's unveiled. If they put these in every LL park, LEGOLAND Malaysia wouldn't be too far for you when it opens in 2013, right?

Now I'm wondering, if LEGOLAND Florida is supposed to be the biggest bestest LEGOLAND ever, will it have a bigger SW Miniland than all the rest? And what happened to LEGOLAND Windsor?



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