A Lego Time Ago, In A Galaxy Far, Far Away: Star Wars To Be Featured in Legoland

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Many people might say that Legoland is just for kids, but there’s often awesome exhibits that people of all ages can enjoy. The new Star Wars feature, opening on March 31 in Legoland California, is something that your whole family can peruse. Featuring animated scenes from the movies and the Clone Wars series, the exhibit took eight model makers and two animators as well as some of the staff at Lucasfilm about 1.5 million legos and about a year to make 1:20 scale versions of the scenes. You can also take pictures with brick-built versions of Chewbacca, R2-D2 and Darth Vader. Sadly, my homemade lego versions of the Millenium Falcon were never as cool or detailed as this.

The seven scenes are, according to the LA Times:

Episode I: Naboo
Battle scenes at the royal palace and a flight hangar feature a duel between Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn and Darth Maul.

Episode II: Geonosis
Obi-Wan, Padme Amidala and Anakin Skywalker battle creatures in the Geonosis arena while nearby a battle unfolds between a droid army and Republic fighters.

Episode III: Kashyyyk and Mustafar
A battle rages on the Wookiee planet of Kashyyyk while Obi-Wan and Anakin engage in a fateful duel on the volcanic planet of Mustafar.

Episode IV: Tatooine
Obi-Wan, C-3PO and R2-D2 appear at Luke Skywalker’s childhood home in addition to scenes featuring the Mos Eisley Cantina band and Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon.

Episode V: Hoth
Imperial AT-ATs as well as Rebel snow speeders and X-wing fighters can be found on the icy planet of Hoth along with Luke, Han, Darth Vader and Princess Leia.

Episode VI: Endor
The Rebel Alliance defeats the evil Empire on the Ewok’s forest moon of Endor.

Clone Wars: Christophis
In a scene that chronologically takes place between Episodes II and III, Jedi Knights Anakin and Obi-Wan appear amid an 8-foot-tall Crystal City building.

Similar exhibits in Legoland Denmark and Legoland Germany are also expected to open later in 2011.

More on TIME.com:

Lego’s Empire Strikes Back Tribute

Exclusive: Sneak Peek at LEGO’s Upcoming Star Wars Mini-Movie

Disturbance in the Force: Big Changes Coming at LucasArts?

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