Photo Gallery: Star Wars Miniland at Legoland California

Star Wars Miniland Speeder at Legoland California

On our recent trip to San Diego and Carlsbad we were excited to hear that Legoland California [averagetraveller.com] had added a Star Wars Miniland [california.legoland.com] since the last time that we had visited. The Miniland is adjacent to their main Miniland that features giant Lego sculptures of landmarks from major American cities such as New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Washington DC (New Orleans was removed and surrounded by fencing so I’m not sure if they are rebuilding or replacing). The Star Wars Miniland replaces a past Lego race car exhibit that had both a Nascar style track and a drag race set-up.

Star Wars Miniland includes scenes from all 6 of the movies, although being of a certain age I’m partial to the original trilogy so most of my pictures were from those scenes. It’s hard to get a sense of scale from the photos, but the sculptures are pretty big. The Millennium Falcon was 3-4 feet long and there was a Clone Wars Turbo Tank made up of over 10,000 pieces of Lego! To see the rest of the pictures from the prequel movies check out my Flickr Photostream [www.flickr.com].

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10 thoughts on “Photo Gallery: Star Wars Miniland at Legoland California

  1. I can only imagine how much my kids would have enjoyed a visit to this place in their youth. I’m amazed at what one can do with Lego. Is there a gift shop as you exit? can’t imagine trying to get kids through that without buying something.

    • Yes there’s a big gift shop and I think they do pretty good business! They have a lot of standard Lego boxes and didn’t seem to be any cheaper than at home so we picked up a few t-shirts and some keychains that you don’t see in a typical toy store. I’d guess that there are a lot of tears shed by some little ones on the way out of the park – luckily my kids understood why we weren’t buying more Lego at the time!

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