The Star Wars universe giveth... and the Star Wars universe taketh away. A day after Disney+'s new Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, revived the old Star Wars Holiday Special's Life Day, Legoland California announced the closure of its Lego Star Wars section in Miniland.
The exhibit will close January 6, 2020, park officials said today.
"Since opening in 2011 with additions made year after year, the Lego Star Wars Miniland model display has been popular for children and their parents," Legoland California Resort General Manager Peter Ronchetti said. "We are thrilled we were able to bring this generational experience to our guests and hope those who have yet to see it, or want to revisit with their friends, will come experience Lego Star Wars Miniland before it leaves us in January and before we prepare to build new memorable experiences for guests."
The exhibit has depicted scenes from eight planets in the Star Wars universe in 1:20 scale, using more than 1.5 million Lego bricks, park representatives said. The Star Wars planets in Miniland have been Naboo, Geonosis, Kashyyk, Mustafar, Tatooine, Hoth, Endor, and Jakku. Here are a few photos from our Miniland archives over the years.
For what it is worth, the Lego Star Wars Miniland exhibit will not be moving to the new Legoland theme park in New York, should you have suspected the work of Bothan spies here.
While the Miniland exhibit always has been for "Lego Star Wars," "Star Wars" Star Wars is now the property of Disney, of course, with the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge land up the 5 at Disneyland providing a new theme park home for Star Wars in Southern California. But if you want to see the Lego version, the Force will be with you for only a short time more.
Update: (Nov. 14) Legoland Windsor in the UK just announced that its Lego Star Wars Miniland will close December 31.Tweet
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