9.15.2014

Star Wars Miniland @ Legoland Malaysia



'May the force be with you'

From a galaxy far far away, Stars Wars comes within a stepping stone from Singapore in LEGO form. For Star Wars and LEGO fans, the new Star Wars Minilands @ Legoland Malaysia will lure many across the causeway to the Dark Side.
Star Wars Miniland is now officially open at Legoland Malaysia.
Join me at the Dark side
The new Miniland is an indoor attraction at Legoland Malaysia . Housed in between LEGO Kingdom and LEGO technic, this air-conditioned Miniland is a must go for both Star Wars and LEGO fans. Here you can watch your favourite movie scene come to live in LEGO form.
For a fan of both, it is like having your cake and eating it.
Little Jedis
The attraction is divided into 10 chambers. Unlike the outdoor Miniland, there is a queuing system for this attraction. Each queue last approximately 6 minutes and you would cover the attraction within the same time before the new batch of visitors arrived. It could be a little rush, but if you do not mind the constant flow of crowds, just take your time.
The Beginning
May the force be with you
The first chamber is the holding area where you will get to watch a movie on Jar Jar Binks and HIS influence on the original Star Wars storyline line. This 5 minutes long movie is hilarious . Seating space is limited so be prepared to stand if there is a crowd. The next 7 chambers will depict sciences from Star Wars Episode 1-6 as well as The Clone Wars cartoon. The 9th chamber is the Star Wars shop and the last attraction will be at the exit where you will be greeted with oversized Lego models of Darth Vadar, Yogo, Luke, Darth Maul , R2 D2 and the rest of the gang

Star Wars: Episode I, The Phantom Menace
Star Wars Episode II ?
If you are a Star Wars geek (like yours truely), you would appreciate the scenes chosen for the Miniland features.The first scene was from Star Wars Episode 1, The Phantom Menace featuring the Epic Battle of Naboo.

Spot the typo on the sign above!
Epic battles
The highlight will be the epic battle, young Anakin Skywalker battle in the Naboo star fighter and the battle between Darth maul and Obi Wan Kenobi. In case you are wondering, there are no minifigures used, rather the LEGO figures are made in the likeness of the minifigures.

The star of this section will not doubt be the 15000 bricks Royal Palace of Queen Amidala.
Royal Palace
Star Wars : Episode II, Attack of the Clones

The next chamber houses the epic Jedi battle at Geonosis. This is Star Wars Episode II, Attack of the Clone .
Genosis
The boys may not have seen the full show , but they do remember the arena scene where Anakin and Obi-wan fights for their life from the Star Wars Lego Xbox games.

Yeah, we get our pop culture fix from different sources but at least it is a common interest for us.
Arena battle

Battle of Genosis
Spot Yoda if you can .
Master Yoda
Star Wars : Episode III, Revenge of the Sith
Another typo ? S th?
The scene depicting the battle of Kashyyyk is shown at Star Wars Episode III

Clone turbo Tank
These battle scenes took a long Time to construct, the massive clone turbo tank itself takes 168 man hours and 10180 pieces to fix it.
Anakin battles Obi-Wan
Don't miss the battle between Anakin and Obi- Wan here.
Star Wars : Episode IV, A New Hope

The next chamber is the one that gets me really excited. This is the one that started the whole Star Wars craze. It may be Star Wars Epidsode IV, a New Hope but everyone knows this is the first of the Star Wars franchise and the one that one should watch before everything else.
Mos Esley
The sight of the Millennium Falcon rising from the hanger would make any Star Wars fans go gaga. This is one kickass Millenium Falcon that is made up of 19200 lego pieces!
Millenium Falcon
I have only 3 words for the for the grand MF.
I WANT IT!
C3PO and R2D2
The Cantina bar is featured and you can spot Hans Solo and Chewbacca here.
Party at the Cantina
Star Wars : Episode V , The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars Episode V
Leavin the dessert of Mos Eisley, you will be transported to icy Hoth, where Star Wars Episode V, The Empire strikes back awaits.
Echo base battle
Witness the massive AT-ATs ( All Terrain Armoured Transport) take on the X wing fighters.
Epic I say.
Echo Base
Spot the gang of Pincess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C3PO and R2D2 racing through Echo Base.
Escape from Echo Base
Star Wars : Episode VI , Return of the Jedi
Sta Wars Episode VI : Return of the Jedi
Star Wars Episode VI, Return of the Jedi has always been my favourite episode. It comes to no surprise this chamber is my favourite stop too.
Ewoks village
From the Ewoks village to the shield generator scence. This is indeed a sight to behold.
Rise of the Ewoks
Pictures do this scene injustice. You have to see your yourself.
Shield Generator scene
The bonus would be the sight of the imperial ship on the landing platform.
Imperial ship
Cue the famous Star Wars music please....
Da da da , dadada. Da da da , dadada.
Lord Vader
Star Wars : The Clone Wars

The last Miniland exhibit is the clone wars, which takes place between Episodes II and III. Personally I did not follow this, but Big C was well aware of the venue, Christophsis due to his knowledge from xbox game.
Christophsis
There are buttons to be pushed for the little ones. Press it when it is green to watch the scene comes alive!
Press the button
The Shop
Star Wars lego everywhere
Looking for those hard to get Star Wars LEGO sets? You can get your hands on these sets at this store. Little Lou spotted what he wanted... Ewoks Village and Sand Crawler. Good taste my son. However if Daddy was to get it, it will probably stand in the box just because it is so rare. #justsaying.
The sets are avaliable one per customer per day. Best of all, you get it at retail price compared to the sky rocket prices else in Singapore for such sets!
I want these!

The End
The Dark Side
Don't forget to gawk at the oversized minifigures at the exit.
Meet the good guys
If you are lucky, you might even catch a photo with some stromies on patrol. We understand that they are there on their own accord to check out thhe Miniland.
On that note dress your children as a Star Wars character and they enter for free for the month of September.
Stromies
For AFOL ( Adult Fan of Lego) , this is one attraction not to be missed. That said, children who are exposed to the Star Wars lore by their parents would find the Miniland intriguing. The Wackies were all ohhs and aha over it.

We think if you are visiting Legoland Malaysia, you should not miss this!
Exit
The Force is Strong in this one...
I am your Father, Luke... And I bring you to Legoland to play!
Disclaimer : We are NOT invited to preview this. But being Bona fide fans of LEGO and Star Wars, we simply have to make the trip down . It would be great if Legoland does invite us for future LEGOLAND exclusive ( hint hint)




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