Discover the Magic behind LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort Print
The journey of turning the humble plastic brick into iconic landmarks within the resort
KULAI, 27th July 2018 – At the heart of LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort lies the much-loved miniature replicas of Asia’s iconic landmarks – the Cambodian Angkor Wat, Indian Taj Mahal and Hoi An in Vietnam among others– which everyone loves. Intricately constructed with tiny plastic bricks,have you ever wondered how these replicas are created? Where are they made? Who are the masterminds behind these miniature models?
The answers lie in Merlin Magic Making Studios (MMM) – the Global Creative Division for rides & attraction development, also known as the magic behind all LEGOLAND® parks. It is here where teams of locally trained LEGO® model builders work closely together to recreate iconic building and scenes with just LEGO® bricks. This extensive process consists of surveying locations, computer rendering, construction of the models and post production to ensure the integrity of the model is preserved. With over 900 million different brick combinations, the only limit is your imagination when it comes to the world of LEGO®.
LEGOLAND® Malaysia Miniland is home to many miniature replicas of Asian iconic landmarks. Constructed using more than 30 million LEGO® bricks, these include the Great Wall of China, Thailand’s Wat Arun and our very own Johor Majestic Palace. The Johor Bahru cluster, comprising of 323m2, is a unique feature of LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort and its creation involved a total of 35 LEGO® builders over the course of 14000 hours. More than 1.4 million bricks were also used to create notable landmarks such as the Bangunan Sultan Ibrahim & Masjid Jamek Sultan Abu Bakar. Visitors can expect an enhancement of the Johor Bahru cluster coming their way, including the construction of the iconic bustling scenes of Jalan Dhoby, Johor Bazaar and the old Chinese temple.
The Malaysian Chapter of MMM was first incorporated in January 2009 in Gelang Patah to meet the developmental needs of LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort. Since then, the studio has expanded to house more than 60 employees whose work extends worldwide to even LEGOLAND® Dubai and LEGOLAND® Japan. Its strong foundation, strategic location and abundant resource of local talents have made it the perfect choice to be transformed into the Asia hub to support the growing demand for LEGO® models in the region. The new hub will be located in I-Park, Indahpura, Kulai, with increased capacity to include over 100 employees by 2020, in order to support the growing demand for LEGO® models in the region.
What are you waiting for? Come and marvel at how our expert builders turn bricks into the different Wonders of Asia at Miniland in LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort. Packed with awesome events and activities throughout the year, LEGOLAND® Malaysia is the perfect holiday destination for families all year around. For further information on promotions and activities, visit LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort’s official website www.LEGOLAND.my, and stay connected with LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort’s social handles (Facebook & Instagram) to find out more.
About LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort
The LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort brings together a LEGOLAND® Theme Park, Water Park and Hotel in one LEGO® themed location. It is a family holiday destination with more than 70 hands-on rides, slides, shows and attractions and designed for families with children aged 2-12. The resort covers the same area of more than 50 full size football pitches and contains more than 15,000 LEGO models made from over 60 million LEGO bricks. It’s the first of its kind in Asia and offers adventure, education and fun for action-packed day trips or short break destination. The resort was awarded the Best Tourist Attraction in the Man-Made Attraction category at the prestigious Malaysia Tourism Awards for the year of 2014/2015. Most recently, LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort was named as one of the top 10 amusement parks in Asia by TripAdvisor®. Having bagged these achievements and many more unstated, LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort seeks to continue to expand and bring new additions to the Resort, to ensure that it remains the crown jewel of Malaysia.
SEA LIFE Malaysia is the first SEA LIFE to open in Malaysia, lying adjacent to other existing ventures of Merlin Entertainments – LEGOLAND® Malaysia Theme Park, LEGOLAND® Water Park and LEGOLAND® Hotel. Located at the heart of Iskandar Puteri, the unique and interactive sea aquarium provides visitors with a fun and educational underwater experience. Through compelling storytelling and up-close interaction, SEA LIFE Malaysia aims to engage and inspire kids to learn about the oceans throughout its 11 different habitat zones.
About Merlin Entertainments
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 109 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 26,000 employees (peak season).
Merlin currently has more than 15 attractions in Asia including world renowned brands of Madame Tussauds, SEA LIFE, LEGOLAND® Discovery Centres and the fantastic LEGOLAND® resort with its theme park, hotel and water park. The operations spans through 10 countries and territory. Visit www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information.
About Merlin Magic Making Studios
Merlin Magic Making Studios is the creative heart of Merlin Entertainment. With 13 Merlin Magic teams based across the globe, Merlin Magic Making Studios focuses on designing and delivering world-class attractions, hotels and other major projects from roller coasters to LEGO® models. Merlin Magic Making Studios currently has six LEGO® model shops around the world.