The LEGO Death Star at LEGOLAND California is Now Fully Operational

LEGOLAND California needs Lando Calrissian to make a deal that will keep the Empire out of their hair for a long, long time.  Darth Vader just unveiled a fully operational LEGO Death Star at LEGOLAND California.  The LEGO Star Wars Miniland model display stands 13 feet tall, 8 feet wide, weighs nearly one ton, and contains 500K LEGO bricks.  Continue reading for more photos from LEGOLAND California’s press release below.

LEGO Death Star

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From LEGOLAND California’s Press Release

Stormtroopers rushed to secure the area as Darth Vader used the Force to unveil the LEGO Star Wars Miniland Death Star Model Display and ignite its superlaser during the opening ceremony at LEGOLAND California Resort. The LEGO Death Star model is LEGOLAND California Resort’s latest major addition to LEGO Star Wars Miniland and opens to guests on March 5, 2015.

LEGO Death Star

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LEGO Death Star

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With the help of R2-D2, LEGOLAND California’s General Manager Peter Ronchetti welcomed guests before the massive LEGO space station model and its planet-destroying superlaser was unveiled. At 8-feet wide, 13-feet high, weighing more than 1900 pounds and made out of more than 500,000 LEGO bricks, the LEGO Death Star model is the largest addition to LEGO Star Wars Miniland. The new model display features iconic film scenes made of LEGO bricks that were filmed inside the Galactic Empire’s space station including the famous trench run scene where Luke Skywalker maneuvered his X-wing fighter through the combat zone to destroy the Death Star. Adjacent to the planet-shaped LEGO model, guests are invited to use their imaginations to construct their own LEGO starships at building stations.

LEGO Death Star

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“Since opening in 2011 and making the first major addition in 2012, LEGO Star Wars Miniland has become one of the most popular areas for children and their parents,” said Ronchetti “We are thrilled to add a LEGO model that our guests have been asking for, the LEGO Death Star! Truly, this addition is galactic!”

LEGO Death Star

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The LEGO Star Wars Miniland Death Star is designed from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. It includes six animated Turbo Laser Turrets and LEGO starship models built out of more than 20,000 LEGO bricks. The unveiling of the new LEGO Star Wars Miniland Death Star Model Display kicks-off the fan favorite, LEGO Star Wars Days event on March 7 and 8, where guests can spend the day participating in Star Wars related activities.

LEGO Death Star

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LEGO Star Wars Miniland Death Star Model Display is included in the cost of admission to LEGOLAND California Resort. For more family travel news, reviews, and trip reports, be sure to follow Adventures by Daddy on twitter and “like” our facebook page too.

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