This new themed Star Wars area at Legoland California is being added to the existing “MIniland” area, where it will contain a whopping two thousand Star Wars models built entirely out of LEGO Bricks. These models will be displayed chronologically, allowing visitors to journey through all six films and even some of the Clone Wars TV series. Special effects and sound effects are being utilized to bring the models to life, and visitors will also be able to pose alongside life-sized LEGO models of Chewbacca, R2-D2, and Darth Vader.
And now for some of those wonderful numbers that LEGO loves to throw around:
- 1.5 million LEGO Bricks are being used to build the Star Wars models.
- Eight model makers and two animators have been at work creating the models for over a year now. (Putting LEGO models together for a living? How do I apply for that job?!)
- The models are made to 1:20 scale, which makes for significantly larger models than the scale used in most of the LEGO Star Wars toy kits.
Model locations include the flight hangar where Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn faced off against Darth Maul, the Geonosis Arena, the Wookie homeworld of Kashyyyk, Anakin and Obi-Wan’s fateful duel on Mustafar, the Mos Eisley Cantina, the Millennium Falcon, the snowy battleground on Hoth, and (God help us all) Endor, home of the Ewoks, among others.
It’s not the fully interactive LEGO Star Wars rides and attractions that we’ve dreamed of, but it’s a start.
Legolands in Denmark and Germany will get in on the Star Wars action later this year.