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Ace Kim | February 20th, 2014 | News, The LEGO Movie

LEGOLAND California Opens The LEGO Movie Experience

TLM Experience Logo

If you live in the Southern California area and are looking for something to do this weekend besides go see the movie for the nth time, check out what LEGOLAND California is doing. They are debuting The LEGO Movie Experience starting tomorrow February 20 at the LEGOLAND Soundstage. I can’t seem to find an end date for the Experience, but expect LEGOLAND to milk this thing for as long as possible. The entire basement set is going to be there along with a tone of other sets and scenes. You can get an idea of what to expect by checking out the photos here in this Fandango interview article with Wyldstyle voice actor Elizabeth Banks. I plan on being there Saturday with the family so if you see me wandering around the park come say hi!

Thanks to chief for finding that link.

Ace Kim | September 6th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, News

LEGOLAND Florida Feels the Force

LEGOLAND Florida announced today plans to expand miniland to include a section dedicated to Star Wars. The announcement was accompanied by a 19,234 piece model of the Millennium Falcon and 25,000 piece model of Darth Maul. The new part of the park will open in November later this year and will be set up much like the previous Star Wars minilands to come before it. There will be a total of seven sections with each section dedicated to a particular movie in the saga with the seventh dedicated to The Clone Wars cartoon. There will be some slight differences between Florida’s Star Wars miniland and the other Star Wars minilands around the world giving it its own unique personality.


John "Mofo Jones" Oglesby | September 27th, 2011 | LEGO, Sales News

[USA] LEGO VIP Members – Double Points October 1-31 – Updated

Update: The LEGOLand offer is no longer being offered. Here’s the official word from Shop@Home regarding the matter:

Due to unprecedented response to this promotion, the allocated number of free and discounted tickets to LEGOLAND® Parks has been fulfilled. If you signed up and registered as a LEGO® VIP member prior to September 23, 2011, you will still be able to redeem your voucher during the week of October 24-30, 2011, provided there is capacity at your chosen park, and you comply with all the terms and conditions for the promotion as posted at Thank you for your excitement for the LEGO® brand and the LEGOLAND® Parks, and your overwhelming response to this promotion.

Checked my mailbox today and found a small catalog, confirming the rumors from the last few weeks.

Yes, October is Double Points month for all of you VIP Members! This is good for orders from Shop At Home, in a LEGO Store, or over the phone.

Some of the point deals you might want to take advantage of:

3677 Red Cargo Train $159.99 / 319 Points
4194 Whitecap Bay $79.99 / 159 Points
10218 Pet Shop $149.99 / 299 Points
10222 Winter Village Post Office $69.99 / 139 Points *
10220 Volkswagen T1 Camper Van $119.99 / 239 Points *
10188 Death Star $399.99 / 799 Points
And yes, for all of you who have been sitting on your hands for a month, avoiding pushing the “buy” button:
10221 Super Star Destroyer $399.99 / 799 Points

*Available October 1st

Clear some space on those credit cards, as this is probably the first of a good sale season! (I hope)

In other news:

In celebration of the Grand Opening of LEGOLAND Florida, VIP Members can get in to any LEGOLAND park (as long as “any” means California or Florida) FREE from October 24-30. You can also get $10 off admission for up to 6 friends and family members visiting the park on the same day.

Ace Kim | June 29th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, News

LEGOLAND Deutschland Star Wars Fan Display

The trench run from episode 4 ... A new hope.

LEGOLAND CA wasn’t the only park to have Star Wars Days. LEGOLAND Deutschland hosted their own event recently. Dutch Moonbase was on hand with an extremely impressive collaborative display featuring the Death Star Trench Run and a Tatooine landscape. Some pictures are in our flickr Outpost, tons more on Dutch Moonbase’s web page.

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 | October 30th, 2010 | LEGO Star Wars, News

LEGO Star Wars Diorama at LEGOLand Germany

According to the news report here (translated), LEGOLand Germany will have a special diorama section in Miniland devoted to LEGO Star Wars. Not only that, but it seems that it will be at minifig scale instead of the usual miniland scale. The new section is scheduled to open in June 2011.

Thanks to minicoop for the news!

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 | 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!

Hit the break for the entire job description and details

Ace Kim | June 10th, 2009 | News

How To Get A Chrome Stormtrooper For Cost

If youre hankering for a chrome Stormtrooper and dont want to pay inflated prices, youre in luck. Maybe.

You can order a Chrome Stormtrooper directly from the park. Cost is $12.99 plus tax if you live in California, and shipping starts at $7 for UPS ground. If you take a peak at this page, there are three ways you can order: phone, fax or email. The reason I said maybe is because I have had no luck trying to hail someone using the phone method, but you may be luckier than me. If youre emailing or faxing, youll need the following part number: 4560075. This is actually a magnet set, and you only get it the one figure. But it comes in a neat little anniversary-themed package. Limit two per order.

Good luck!

Update: I’ve been told that the park can no longer accept any orders at this time due to wanting to save a supply for this weekends Star Wars Days. If anything changes, I will update this post once more.