Lego Star Wars Miniland
Star Wars Days
The force will be with all who enter
Legoland Discovery Center in Schaumburg beginning March 8.
After a public vote to choose a theme, a new Star Wars
exhibit featuring the world of Episode 1 The Phantom
Menacemade completely of Lego. The opening of the new exhibit
coincides with Star Wars Days weekend, March 8-10, an annual event
"There was a huge community push to have Star Wars be
the theme that won," says Legoland Discovery Center's Master Model
Builder Andrew Johnson.
"I think Star Wars is always one of the huge fan
favorites of Lego fans."
The walk-through exhibit will transport guests right into scenes
from The Phanton Menace in three separate pods featuring
moments from the movie. The new exhibit also will feature a Lego
Star Wars Miniland, complete with interactive pod racers
and a Droid Destruction game.
At this year's Star Wars Days, kids will be able to build their
own Lego creation in the Model Builder Workshop, take photos with a
life-sized Lego Star Wars Darth Vader and R2-D2, plus
enter to win prizes and giveaways.
Johnson says a local Star Wars legion, the 501st, will
visit the center for Star Wars Days again this year, dressed in
costumes from the movies. Kids will be able to hang out with
members and take pictures with them.
Legoland also has planned for a big group build upstairs in the
center for Star Wars Days. Johnson says they'll be building a
replica of the wisest member of the Star Wars crew, Yoda.
The model is expected to be almost 2 ½ meters tall.
Alaina is the digital content editor at Chicago Parent. She lives in Chicago.
See more of Alaina's stories here.
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