Thursday, 18 December 2014

Legoland Malaysia Star Wars Miniland - The Complete Saga

A long time ago, at Legoland Theme Park far far away...

In September 2014, Legoland Malaysia opens its first theme park expansion since its opening 2 years ago. The Lego Star Wars exhibit features detailed Lego models in elaborate show scenes spanning over all 6 episodes of the Star Wars Saga, as well as Christophosis from the Clone Wars. This walk-through attraction is fully indoors and also includes the largest collection of Lego Star Wars products I ever seen at 1 location. A must visit for Star Wars fans!

About the Attraction

Star Wars Miniland is located in between the Lego Technic and Lego Kingdoms section of the park, at the edge of Miniland. It consists of over 2000 figures spread over 7 galleries and features your favourite planets like Naboo, Geonosis and Endor. The attraction opened in September 2014 and there was extensive advertising both on TV and on notice boards all over Singapore.

All the crew are given light sabers and a distinctive brown cape so they look like Jedi Knight. R2D2 and C3PO will greet you as you walk through the short outdoor queue line. Guests are dispatched at about 5 minute internals into the pre-show area and the wait is usually less than 10 minutes.

The staff here are equipped to look like Jedi Knights!

Move Along...

Pre-Show: Bombad Bounty

The pre-show is a Star Wars Lego video presentation that takes a humorous spin on the Star Wars episode IV, V and VI. The screening room is quite small and can accomodate about 50 people but there are only seats for 12. Basically, the story centers around Jar-Jar Binks and the mayhem he creates as he journeys through Tatooine, Hoth and Endor. Darth Vader will slip and fall from wet floor and Boba Fett tastes so disgusting that the Sarlac decided to spit him out instead of digesting him over 1000 years. As for the have to watch to find out.

Spot your favourite characters!


Naboo is the home planet of Padme Amidala and the centerpiece for Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Here, you will see the Gungans and Trade Federation Army line up for battle, just as a Naboo Starfighter is taking off from Theed. I must say that model for the capital city Theed is really impressive - the details are really accurate and it blends just right with the non-Lego scenery.

Starting up...the SHIELD

"We gotta do something R2" Anakin Skywalker as a child


Geonosis is the first battle of the Clone Wars and a featured planet of Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Here, the Seperatist Droid Army and the Republic Clone Army will duke it out in lethal combat, and you will see many favourite vehicles like the LAAT/i, AT-TE and Hailfire Droid. The execution arena is found at a far corner of the scene.

Does anyone think this amphitheater is too empty?

Around the survivors, a perimeter create.


This is the homeworld of our favourite Wookie Chewbacca and the location where Master Yoda evades execution by the Clone Army. The battle scene here features more advanced vehicles than at Geonosis including the droid HMP and Juggernaut wheeled vehicle. However, most of the detail here goes into the military equipment and I hope there was more emphasis on the beautiful Kashyyyk landscape. The water effect is quite well done. 

HMP (Heavy Missile Platforms), one of my favourite equipment of the Seperatists!


Mustafar and Kashyyyk actually shares the same gallery and both are feature in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. The focus of this scene is the massive foundry which totally dwarfs R2D2 and C3PO who are waiting anxiously at the landing platform. The lava effect is created by red LED lighting back lit against a translucent plastic piece. As with the movie, Anakin (now Darth Vader) and Obi Wan will duel to the death here.

Can't even tell its made of Lego from this angle!

Where is Kenobi's lightsaber?


Strangely, I cannot find Jabba the Hutt in this scene. Nonetheless, this empty, barren planet has a few well spaced out sets including the pub where Obi Wan met Han Solo and a convoy of Sand People. The Millenium Falcon is also featured here and is the largest vehicle model in the whole Lego Star Wars Miniland exhibit

"This baby still has some surprises left in her, sweetheart" Han Solo


This is the location of the greatest rebel defeat in the original Star Wars saga. Imperial AT-AT walkers smashed through the lightly armed Alliance forces and drove them out of the base. In case you are wondering, the same AT-ATs on display here are on sale at RM549. Luke Skywalker is spotted ascending the underside of an AT-AT and there are also several snowspeeders zipping around.


The forest planet is really well landscaped. There are fewer Lego models here but they are so well blended that at first glance it is hard to tell what is Lego and what is not. The shield generator for the Death Star II is the tallest structure in Lego Star Wars Miniland and you can also find a AT-ST being smashed by giant tree trunks! So, the Jedi has returned!

What? When is Santa Claus a part of Star Wars?


Christophosis is a crystal planet featured in the Clone Wars movie. This scene is much simpler with just a couple of skyscrapers and the 2 armies standing off. I really wished they actually built more crystals and made them shine so as to bring out the unique character of this beautiful planet. If you look carefully, there are 5 clone troopers abseiling from the side of a tower.

After the Galleries

Lego Star Wars Miniland ends of with a souvenir shop that sells a large variety of Star Wars Lego Sets. The smallest ones are RM59.90 while the large Star Destroyer sells for RM599. Talking about Star Destroyer, I am quite disappointed that there is no space battle scene in this exhibit. In general, the Lego sets are comparable in price to Toys R Us in Singapore, so unless you are purchasing limited edition products it is better to purchase back in Singapore so there is no need to carry so much stuff.

Master Yoda, Anakin Skywalker and several other characters will greet you as you leave the attraction.

Awesome this is. Eh he he he he!


Lego Star Wars Miniland is a must visit for Star-Wars fans. The level of detail of the scenes and models is as good as any Miniland exhibit and there is a good use of humour in the pre-show. I just wish that there was a gallery featuring the Space Battles. Also, it will be great if they could have added a Transformers: The Ride style ride as part of the Star Wars Attraction, as Legoland Malaysia do need some rides that can attract older Lego fans.