Darth Vader and his Stormtroopers were on hand for the unveiling this morning.
In addition to the Death Star model, which is surrounded by Lego models of TIE fighters and X-Wings in battle, the adjacent display includes several scenes from Star Wars that were set on the Death Star, recreated in Legos, including the trench run attack.
Visitors can try building some of their favorite Star Wars spaceships with available Lego bricks, too. At 13 feet tall and eight feet wide, and made of more than half a million bricks, the Death Star is the largest addition to the park's Star Wars Miniland.
You Might Also Like:
Rate and Review:Tweet
Mr. Niles, any guesses if Legoland will continue to have Star Wars events and attractions into the future, now that Disney owns Lucasfilm and the Star Wars IP? Doesn't having Star Wars at Legoland decrease revenue from potential events or future Star Wars-themed areas at Disney parks?
All that said, the Star Wars and Lego-loving part of me is thrilled by this. The giant Death Star is great on its own, but those little vignettes and the life-size Lego R2 are amazing.
I'd be interested to see if Lego Batman ends up in the parks in any major way once that movie debuts. That's another Warner property, but Warner's contract with Six Flags for the DC characters isn't nearly as lucrative as Warner's contract with Universal for Potter. I would love, love, love to see Miniland Gotham City.
This article has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.