‘Star Wars’ area opens at Legoland California in March

Jan. 06, 2011 | 11:57 a.m.
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Lego model makers at work (Legoland California)

A new “Star Wars” themed area at Legoland California with 2,000 Lego models will take visitors chronologically through scenes from the epic film saga. Scheduled to make its debut March 31, the “Star Wars” area will be part of the Carlsbad kiddie park’s Miniland, park officials said Thursday.

lego Star Wars area opens at Legoland California in March

Lego model makers at work (Legoland California)

It will feature animated scenes from the six movies in the series and the “Clone Wars” animated television show — complete with special effects and sound effects. Eight model makers and two animators based at Legoland Germany have been working for a year with Lucasfilm to create 1:20 scale versions of “Star Wars” characters, spacecraft and landscapes using 1.5 million Lego bricks.

In addition to posing for photos with life-size Lego models of Chewbacca, R2-D2 and Darth Vader, visitors will be able to wander through seven Lego-fied “Star Wars” scenes…

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