Legoland Florida announces expansion: Star Wars coming to Miniland (update: opens today!)
Under construction for four months and crafted from 1.5 million LEGO bricks, the new Star Wars miniland recreates scenes from each of the six Star Wars movies, and a seventh from the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
As of 10:00am this morning, it is officially open!
The FORCE officially arrived today at Legoland Florida, a 150-acre Central Florida theme park that today unveiled plans for its all-new LEGO Star Wars Miniland Cluster.
Opening in November 2012 and crafted entirely from 1.5 million LEGO bricks, the interactive area will include scenes and characters from the iconic movie series. During the morning announcement event, Legoland Florida General Manager Adrian Jones revealed a massive Millennium Falcon starship as well as a life-sized Darth Maul, the horned, red-faced villain introduced in Star Wars Episode I. (See the video below.)
The LEGO Star Wars Miniland Cluster will become the eighth interactive area in the park’s Miniland USA, a walkthrough, interactive attraction that uses LEGO brick to recreate famous American cities such as Washington DC, New York and San Francisco.
For more information, visit http://florida.legoland.com.
Star Wars announcement – HD video
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Stars Wars announcement – photo gallery
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This post was originally published on September 7, 2012.