Coming this spring, Legoland California will launch it’s all-new Star Wars Miniland area. The new attraction will feature seven different scenes from the Star Wars universe– made entirely of Legos, of course. It will have six scenes from the Star Wars films (episodes 1-6) and an additional scene from the animated series Star Wars: Clone Wars.
The entire area will be made of scale models constructed with over 1.5 million Lego bricks. The area will include scale models of such iconic Star Wars pieces as the Millenium Falcon, All-terrain Attack Transport (AT-AT) and X-wing fighter jet/ In addition, there will be life sized lego models of such Star Wars characters as Chewbacca, R2D2, and Darth Vader.
Here are the seven Star Wars zones, as detailed in the LA Times:
Episode I: Naboo
Battle scenes at the royal palace and a flight hangar feature a duel between Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn and Darth Maul.
Episode II: Geonosis
Obi-Wan, Padme Amidala and Anakin Skywalker battle creatures in the Geonosis arena while nearby a battle unfolds between a droid army and Republic fighters.
Episode III: Kashyyyk and Mustafar
A battle rages on the Wookiee planet of Kashyyyk while Obi-Wan and Anakin engage in a fateful duel on the volcanic planet of Mustafar.
Episode IV: Tatooine
Obi-Wan, C-3PO and R2-D2 appear at Luke Skywalker’s childhood home in addition to scenes featuring the Mos Eisley Cantina band and Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon.
Episode V: Hoth
Imperial AT-ATs as well as Rebel snow speeders and X-wing fighters can be found on the icy planet of Hoth along with Luke, Han, Darth Vader and Princess Leia.
Episode VI: Endor
The Rebel Alliance defeats the evil Empire on the Ewok’s forest moon of Endor.
Clone Wars: Christophis
In a scene that chronologically takes place between Episodes II and III, Jedi Knights Anakin and Obi-Wan appear amid an 8-foot-tall Crystal City building.
In all there will be some 2,000 Lego models on display. Models will range anywhere from a few inches tall, up to over 6 feet tall. The scenes will also be interactive with buttons that guests can push to play along.
Lego Star Wars is an extremely popular video game for many different gaming consoles and it seemed only a matter of time before they stepped up the merger to incorporate it into the Legoland park.
The Legoland Star Wars addition will open almost simultaneously with the new Star Tours II at Disneyland. And with the two parks being about an hour from each other, the Star Wars fanatic should mark their calendars for April of 2011 as a great time to plan a trip to Southern California.
The Star Wars miniland officially opens on March 31st at Legoland California in Carlsbad. For more information visit the Legoland California website.