Thursday, April 7, 2016
Star Wars invades Legoland Malaysia Resort
In recognition of Star Wars Day on May 4, Legoland Malaysia Resort in collaboration with the Lego Group will be organising a host of activities for the entire month of May.
This Lego Star Wars Days celebration, held annually, is set to be the biggest in the Asia-Pacific region this year, with the highlight being the construction of the world’s largest Lego Millennium Falcon spaceship onsite at Legoland Malaysia.
From April 30 to May 2, Daniel Steininger and Christopher Steininger, a father-and-son Lego Master Builder duo, will be piecing together the iconic starship using more than 200,000 Lego bricks. Guests at the theme park are welcome to place a brick on the creation as well.
Upon completion on May 3, the massive Lego construct will be on display throughout the month at Legoland Malaysia.
On the weekend of May 7 to 8, guests can also partake in the building of two Lego TIE Fighters, as well as witness a real-life Imperial March, where more than 90 members of the 501st Legion will be dressed as Stormtroopers, Darth Vader and other characters from the Star Wars movie franchise.
Children are encouraged to dress in Star Wars outfits too when visiting the resort, with free entry given to those who do.
As well, a social media competition will be taking place from April 21 to May 8, where the public is invited to upload a picture of a Lego Star Wars starship they have built onto Legoland Malaysia Resort’s Facebook page along with the hashtags #MasterYourForce and #LegoStarWarsDays. The Steininger Master Builders will then judge the works and ten winners will be picked to win prizes awarded on May 14.
Legoland Malaysia’s Lego Star Wars Miniland first welcomed guests in September 2014.