Thursday, October 18, 2012

It's official: The Force will be with Legoland November 9, 2012

The holidays are coming early for Star Wars™ and LEGO® fans -- the official opening date for LEGOLAND®'s Star Wars and LEGO Miniland Model Display is November 9, 2012.

The new park section will include a LEGO scene from each of the six iconic films (ok, three iconic films plus the three not-quite-iconic prequels) plus one from the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars™. More than 1.5 million LEGO bricks will have been used in the construction of the scenes, which will be in 1:20 scale and will feature some creations that exceed six feet in height. Additionally, several scenes will be feature interactive buttons that allow guests to animate sections of the scenes.

Will this be enough to entice holiday vacationers away from the many events in the main Orlando theme parks? LEGOLAND is counting on several big factors that might bring the numbers -- their family-friendly, interactive atmosphere; LEGO enthusiasts (who span all ages); and, of course, the Star Wars fans. Given the enthuisiasm of the latter two, in particular, I have a feeling LEGOLAND will manage against the Big Three just fine.


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