Master Builder Jason Miller has a job that any Lego lover would envy: planning and building models for the Legoland Florida theme park. You’ll find detailed models all around the park, including Southern belles in the old Cypress Gardens section as a nod to the park’s former history. The Legoland Florida Water Park, which opened in May, is also jam-packed with creations from Jason and his team.
On November 9, Legoland Florida debuted its latest project: a Star Wars section in the park’s Miniland. Miller was on hand to chat about what it took to bring this new area to life so rapidly. Click the video at lower left to hear from him.
The seven scenes in this new Miniland area at Legoland Florida depict the following:
Episode I: Naboo: The geographically diverse planet of Naboo has the Battle of Naboo and the capital Theed. You’ll see the Royal Palace and the hangar. In the epic battle shows Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn fighting Sith apprentice, Darth Maul.
Episode II: Geonosis: See Geonosis arena, where Padmé Amidala, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker battle ferocious creatures. You’ll watch the clash between Count Dooku’s droid army and the Grand Army of the Republic.
Episode III: Kashyyyk and Mustafar: This scene has two planets,: Kashyyyk and Mustafar. On one side, you’re plunged into Battle of Kashyyyk on Chewbacca’s home world, and you’ll see the massive Clone Turbo Tank. On the other, you’ll see the fateful and tragic battle on Mustafar between Obi-Wan Kenobi and his apprentice, Anakin Skywalker.
Episode IV: Tatooine: Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, C-3PO and R2-D2 are all right at home on desert planet, Tatooine. See Uncle Owen’s moisture farm, peek inside the Cantina, and hear the Cantina Band play their famous song. You’ll also see Han Solo’s starship, the Millennium Falcon, blast off.
Episode V: Hoth: See the Rebels in their base on ice planet, Hoth, where the Empire tracks them down. You’ll find Lego models of Imperial AT-ATs, Rebel snowspeeders and Luke Skywalker’s X-wing starfighter. Keep and eye out for Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia.
Episode VI: Endor: The forest moon of Endor hosts the final battle between the Rebels and Empire. Witness the victory scene as the Rebel Alliance finally proves that good always triumphs over evil. Note that the Imperial shuttle is delivering a fearsome passenger: Darth Vader.
Clone Wars: Christophsis: The last scene takes place on the planet Christophsis, where you’ll see the the largest of all the new models: an 8-foot tall Crystal City. building from the Crystal City. Watch for the battle between Separatist battle droids and Republic clone troopers.
If you missed part one of this article, go back to see a video of the grand opening. If you missed part two, go back to hear from General Manager Adrian Jones.
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