Last year it was announced that Legoland California would be getting a Star Wars: The Force Awakes themed addition to their iconic miniland attraction. Now, after several months of work, it is now open for all to enjoy in Carlsbad, California.
The Force Awakens Miniland addition includes several iconic locations and scenes from the seventh installment in the saga recreated using thousands of Lego bricks amidst a sandy Jakku diorama. Among the creations are Lego interpretations of Niima Outpost, a crashed Imperial Star Destroyer, Kylo Ren's shuttle, and Finn and Poe's crashed TIE Fighter, all in the shadow of the First Order Star Destroyer Finalizer that looms above the area.
On Thursday morning, Resort General Manager Peter Ronchetti participated in a Lightsaber ribbon cutting ceremony that officially opened the exhibit to the public. An assortment of Lego Star Wars fans were there to celebrate the occasion, some showing up in costume. Our good friend Brian Sims was on hand for the event and shared with us some wonderful photos of the newly revealed Miniland. You can check out some of his snapshots below, and the rest by clicking here.
While the California park is the only Legoland to feature The Force Awakens Miniland currently, other parks across the globe are expected to follow suit. Learn more about Legoland by clicking here!
Sources: Brian Sims, Brick Fanatics, NBC San Diego
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