Lego Star Wars Days opens 16-18 August at Legoland Malaysia

Lego Star Wars Days Legoland Malaysia

Lego Star Wars Days opens 16-18 August at Legoland Malaysia


To commemorate the newly launched LEGO®
Star Wars Miniland Death Star Model Display, Legoland Malaysia is organising a special celebration called the LEGO Star Wars Days this weekend.  The themed weekend will see various fun filled activities lined up at the Park for fans and families.

This includes free entry for children that come dressed up in their favourite Star Wars characters to the Park from 16th – 18th August.

“We have seen fans of all ages flocking to Legoland Malaysia to see the largest Lego Star Wars Miniland Death Star Model Display. There is more excitement to come this weekend as the Park becomes alive with the activities. This is the perfect opportunity for fans young and old to join forces on a special LEGO Star Wars adventure,” said Siegfried Boerst, General Manager Legoland Malaysia.

Park guests will also be able to enjoy a host of other activities including themed building activities of the R2-D2 Star Wars LEGO model, Star Wars Lightsaber performances, mystery LEGO mural building and movie screenings at the 4D Cinema. Special collectible badges are also up for grabs at the Park during this time and there are four to be collected starting from 16th – 18th August 2013 at Legoland Malaysia.

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Legoland to house world’s biggest iconic Star Wars super weapon

Legoland Death Star

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Legoland to house world’s biggest iconic Star Wars super weapon

Fans of the sci-fi movie series Star Wars will be in for a treat with the world’s biggest Death Star model to be displayed at the Legoland Malaysia theme park. Made from 723,150 pieces of Lego bricks, the 6m tall model will be installed by the end of the next month. The model was designed to resemble the iconic moon-sized space station and super weapon that was first introduced in George Lucas’ Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

The theme park’s model shop manager Stefan Bentivoglio, who headed a team of eight model builders for the project, said the Lego Miniland Death Star took 200 hours to design and will take another 1,800 hours to build and assemble. “It was designed by our Legoland California counterparts while the building and the assembling of the sphere is done entirely in Malaysia,” he told The Star during an exclusive behind-the-scenes preview of the project here yesterday.

He added that the sphere weighed about a tonne when completed with the installation of 135kg of stainless steel frames. “The model will even shoot laser beams accompanied with sound effects to make the Death Star come to life from the silver screen. Hopefully, the models will be able to convert those who do not know much about Star Wars into fans,” Bentivoglio said.

He said that the 90% completed model which is shaped like a sphere is about 2.3m in diameter and would light up at night with the help of about 10,000 glow-in-the dark Lego tiles to stay as true as possible to the one in the movie series.

Four different colours of Lego bricks – white, dark grey, light grey and luminous tiles were used to build the Death Star model and would be completed and displayed to visitors by July 26 for a limited period at the Nusajaya theme park. After that, it would be dissembled and displayed at other Legoland theme parks in Denmark, Germany, Britain, California and Florida.

“The model will be placed at a dedicated area of the theme park’s mini land and there will also be interactive display as well as smaller replicas of popular characters from the movie franchise,” he said. Other models and displays include Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader having a lightsabre duel, an X-wing fighter, the Emperor’s throne room, Garbage Masher and Trench Run – all made from Lego.

Source: The Star Malaysia – http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2013/6/17/nation/13247053&sec=nation