London, UK: One of the most impressive and biggest LEGO Star Wars models ever created – a 500,000 brick LEGO Star Wars recreation of The Empire’s ultimate super weapon, The Death Star – has been installed at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort. The operation took three days as the massive new 2.4 meter wide, 3-meter high creation was carefully hoisted into position and the final bricks and scenes were put in place. The hefty 860kg perfectly spherical model took 15 Model Makers three months to build and will be the centerpiece of an epic new finale at the LEGO Star Wars Miniland Model Display when the Resort opens on 11 March.
The dramatic scene, which depicts the Rebel Alliance attack on the moon sized space station in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, also features 16 Alliance ships swooping in to destroy it and a series of animated scenes from the movie, including the famous trash compactor scene and Obi Wan Kenobi’s Lightsaber duel with Darth Vader. Guests will be able to trigger special effects and bring the scene to life with sound and light effects.
The new area comprises 651,086 individual bricks in total and will be a thrilling finale to the 1.5 million brick LEGO Star Wars Miniland Model Display which brings to life iconic Star Wars scenes from the Millennium Falcon rising over the desert planet Tatooine (with the Cantina band playing), to Imperial AT-ATs on the icy planet Hoth and Ewoks in their forest home of Endor.
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The LEGOLAND Windsor Resort is a unique family theme park where children aged 2 -12 can take to the road, soar through the skies and sail the seas in complete safety. It has over 55 interactive rides, attractions, live shows, building workshops and driving schools, not to mention a staggering 80 million LEGO bricks, all set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland.
There are five other LEGOLAND parks in the world – LEGOLAND Billund in Denmark, LEGOLAND California in the U.S.A, LEGOLAND Florida, LEGOLAND Deutschland in Germany and LEGOLAND Malaysia.
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 111 attractions, 12 hotels/4 holiday villages in 23 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 63 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and c26,000 employees (peak season).
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