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Ace Kim | February 16th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, News

LEGO Toy Fair 2011 Premium Giveaway

Every year at Toy Fair, the attendees of the Collector Event each get a goodie bag filled with press releases, a retailer catalog, and, of course, the premium giveaway. For this year’s premium item, the focus is on the Star Wars Miniland area debuting at LEGOLAND CA next month on March 31st. You get this box:

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Ace Kim | January 27th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, News

More Star Wars Miniland Models Arrive At LEGOLAND CA

First SW Miniland Models Arrive

By now, you’ve seen the video that Ryan reported a few days ago showing the Millennium Falcon model being hauled into the park. I received assets from LEGOLand California a few days ago with more photos of some of the models at the Model Shop and being installed in their respective areas. Enjoy!

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Ryan "chief" Wood | January 19th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, News

First SW Miniland Models Arrive at LLCA!

The first Star Wars models have begun to arrive for installation at Legoland California!

Love the shot of the Falcon flying over Washington DC :)

Ace Kim | January 6th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Star Wars Miniland Coming To LEGOLAND California

Star Wars Miniland Announced!

I attended a press event today at LEGOLAND California. It began with the president of LEGOLAND giving an update on the parks attendance, the plans for 2011 for new areas of the park, etc etc. It was all very ho hum until he was interrupted by the lights going out, and the Star Wars theme music blaring out of the speaker system. Finally, I thought, he’s going to announce what I was waiting for the whole morning, that Hero Factory was getting a new area in the park that Miniland would get a new, permanent Star Wars themed area. Scheduled to open March 31, 2011, LEGOLAND California will be the first theme park to feature a Star Wars theme miniland area, to be followed by LEGOLAND Deutschland and LEGOLAND Billund.

Unfortunately they didn’t have any of the actual models on display, so I snapped some pics of the promotional posters that were on stage during the event that had some of the models pictured:

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Star Wars Miniland Opening March 31 Poster Art 1 Poster Art 2 Poster Art 3 Poster Art 4

R2 and Chewie were there:

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The press kit has some promo pictures of the model builders building some of the… models… :

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Afterwards, I was lucky enough to enter the Model Shop that’s adjacent to Miniland and Gary McIntire showed a few of us a model of miniland Han on Tauntaun and a miniland Boba Fett that Gary designed:

Gary McIntire with Miniland Tauntaun 2
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Excited? I frakkin’ am.

You can read the official press release after the jump.

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Ace Kim | January 6th, 2011 | News

Star Wars Days at LEGOLAND California Announced

Star Wars Days June 18-19 2011

I also received word today that Star Wars Days for 2011 has been dated: June 18-19. Hope to see you there!

Ace Kim | August 10th, 2010 | Events, LEGO Star Wars

LEGOLand California Star Wars Weekend Report

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LEGOLand California held their annual Star Wars Days this past weekend August 7th and 8th and what a glorious weekend it was! The AFOL community was well-represented by SANDLUG and LUGOLA with members driving in from as far as Fresno, CA and Las Vegas, NV. With this year being the 30th anniversary of Episode V, there was a slight emphasis on Empire-based MOCs. (more…)

Ryan "chief" Wood | July 27th, 2010 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Coming Soon: LLCA Star Wars Days 2010!

Update: as Commander Keller on the forums (and probably others who didn’t score as low as me in reading comprehension) noted, Legoland’s page says that participants in the Trivia game have a chance to win the elusive White Boba Fett minifig!

Legoland California’s annual weekend tribute to Star Wars is fast approaching: mark your calendars and make your plans for Saturday August 7th and Sunday August 8th!

Activities include the traditional 501st Droid Hunt game, costume contests, and fan displays. One highlight of the fan display will be Brickplumber’s Endor landing platform dio.

Also fleshing out the weekend are building challenges, trivia games, and more! See Legoland California’s event page for the full agenda.

Hit the break for more shots of last year’s fun! (more…)

Ryan "chief" Wood | April 22nd, 2010 | News

Model Builders Wanted!

I’m a Model Designer at Merlin Entertainment’s Legoland Development model shop in Carlsbad, CA. When I was hired as a Model Builder 10 months ago, we were working on Legoland Malaysia. Now we’re hard at work on the production of Legoland Florida. With upcoming Legoland Discovery Centers and attractions being announced at an exciting rate, the job security is awesome. Our shop is looking to grow even larger to accommodate the production of the new parks. And with that growth comes your chance to join our expanding team!

From Legoland:

Do you have what it takes to be a Master Model Builder? LEGOLAND is currently looking to add five people to the team at the LEGOLAND Development Model Shop. Work on exciting new projects for LEGOLAND Florida, LEGOLAND Malaysia and the new LEGOLAND Water Park in California opening in June. Applications will be accepted from now until April 30th.

Go here for Legoland’s career page and click on job id 291 Model Builder.

I’m happy to answer questions as best I can in the comments!

Ryan "chief" Wood | November 9th, 2009 | News

Steel Fabricator Wanted for Legoland California

In June, I applied to be a Model Builder at Legoland California. Ever since landing one of the positions, it’s been a whirlwind few months of relocating my family, learning a whole new city, and training in the ways of professional Lego model building.

Now could be your chance… sort of.

Our model shop is looking for a Model Animation Tech Fabricator, an intense steel fabrication position key to the large models you see in Legoland and other attractions around the world.

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Ryan "chief" Wood | June 15th, 2009 | News

Be a Legoland California Model Builder!

While I continue hammering out an exhaustive Star Wars Days post, I thought I would drop by and share with you guys an exciting opportunity: Legoland California is looking for new model builders!

Has it always been your dream to build Lego for a living? Here’s your shot!

Interviews and build challenges for the positions (I’m told there are 6 slots they’re looking to fill) are June 24th and 25th. Instead of a nationwide search and competition, they seem to be going for a more low-key hiring process this time around.

Longtime FBTB fans might remember I applied for a model builder position at Legoland back in 2006. Those same fans might also remember how sad I was when I didn’t make it past the first round. Did it deter me? Nope! I’m going to give it another shot!

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