LEGOLAND Windsor has confirmed that the opening date of its new Star Wars Miniland Experience will be March 16, 2012. There’ll be a special launch event on March 10, 2012, which I will be attending on behalf of FBTB, to report back all the news I can.
Star Wars Miniland will recreate famous planets, environments, characters, and vehicles from the Star Wars universe in LEGO form. Visitors will progress through the movie scenes chronologically, and special effects are set to include sound, lighting, and interactive elements.
Comprised of 1.5 million LEGO bricks formed into 2,000 models in a 1:20 scale, Star Wars Miniland will be housed in the building that used to host the Rocket Racers attraction. It will be be divided into seven distinct scenes – one for each of the franchise’s feature films and one for the animated Star Wars: Clone Wars spin-off.
The park will also celebrate the new attraction’s opening with a special Star Wars Miniland Experience Weekend on March 24-25, 2012. In addition to exploring the Star Wars Miniland area, guests will also be able to meet Star Wars characters, take part in a Jedi training camp, participate in Droid-building workshops and climb aboard a life-size Landspeeder. The park will be open from 10am to 6pm on both days.