PUBLISHED: Aug 9, 2014 02:08pm

Star Wars mini-land model set to open at Legoland next month

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A technician assembling Darth Vader's model for the Star Wars min-land model display opening next month. — Pic courtesy of Legoland Malaysia Resort

THE Force will soon be taking over Legoland Malaysia Resort with 1.5 million bricks making up the first-of-its-kind Lego Star Wars mini-land model display in Asia.

Scheduled to open on Sept 6 — in conjunction with the resort’s second year anniversary — the indoor attraction will be the first stand-alone complex that will feature 2,000 Lego models based on the film series on a scale of 1:20.

Seven famous scenes have been recreated, six from Star Wars feature films and one from the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

The fully air-conditioned octagon building will also allow guests to experience a specially designed pre-screening area for Lego Star Wars movie, followed by a chronological walk through the Star Wars timeline featuring the planets Christophsis, Endor, Geonosis, Hoth, Kashyyyk, Mustafar, Naboo, and Tatooine.

Visitors can then have a photo opportunity at the Hall of Fame housing main characters Chewbacca, C-3PO, Darth Maul, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, R2-D2, Yoda and much more.

Life-sized Lego models of C-3PO, Darth Vader and R2-D2 — built using more than 80,000 Lego bricks are among their top attractions.

Legoland Malaysia Resort general manager Mark Germyn said the attraction costs more than RM6 million to build and is the biggest development at the park this year.

“This model display is one of a kind in Asia and we are confident that it will be an inspiring experience for both our guests and fans of the film.”

“As a catalyst project in Iskandar, the resort will continue to grow stronger tourism value and attract more international visits by adding a new element annually to ensure guests have exciting reasons to visit,” says Germyn.

Models for the project were assembled in various locations around the world including Germany and Czech Republic.

Model designers and builders, animation technicians and specialist landscapers are also putting together sounds, actions and lighting effects to create a realistic experience for visitors.

A string of Star Wars themed activities have also been lined up at the resort to commemorate its anniversary.

Annual pass holders can enjoy a special preview from Sept 1- 5 before the complex is open to public while children dressed as their favourite Star Wars characters can redeem a free entry pass between Sept 6 and Sept 30.

Additional information and updates can be retrieved via Twitter (https://twitter.com/legoland_my) or Legoland’s website.

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