LEGOLAND® MALAYSIA HOSTS LARGEST STAR WARS 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION IN ASIA Print

Milestone Celebration Features the Biggest Star Wars Imperial March in the Region

ISKANDAR PUTERI, 13 MAY 2017 – Relive the galaxy’s greatest adventure and experience the untold stories with LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort as it brings you its largest celebration yet for LEGO® Star WarsTM Days. To celebrate 40 years in the galaxy far, far away, LEGOLAND® Malaysia is going all out to bring the Star WarsTM experience to life with an array of galactic activities enabling every fan to experience the magic beyond the big screen. The star of the show lies at LEGO® Star WarsTM Miniland, the only indoor LEGO® Star WarsTM Miniland in Asia, where guests can experience a special ‘live storytelling’ of great scenes from the epic space saga exclusively for the month of May.

Taking it a notch higher, LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort’s celebration includes a massive Imperial March with over 100 costume characters joining the parade; Star WarsTM Parades of the region. The Imperial March also features the top costumed fan groups in Malaysia, Singapore and other Asia Pacific Countries. showing their allegiance to the dark and light side. Catering to its biggest fans and in the spirit of bringing the galactic experience to life, everyone is invited to join and be a part of the parade through a new activity, Parade Tryouts!

Gear up for this one-of-a-kind experience as the Legions bring an amazing cast of characters including Jedis, Stormtroopers, and even villains to life with their screen-accurate costume replicas. Beyond that, at the peak of its celebrations now, the resort also featured an extra special commemorative session to honour Princess Leia - the toughest rebel in the galaxy. The resort is flocked with Star WarsTM fans dressed as  Star WarsTM characters for this memorable session to remember and honour her life and legacy. Guests may also be in for a surprise as there is a chance that they may get to meet and greet the princess’ costume character at the resort’s Miniland for a memorable photo opportunity. This year’s LEGO® Star WarsTMcelebration definitely promises to be bigger and better.  

Those who wish to be one with the Force can do so at the Jedi Academy, where they can train to become a Jedi with either our Master Jedi or Princess Leia – if you’re lucky. To bring the Star WarsTM experience to life even further, dancing Stormtroopers and Star WarsTM characters can be found roaming around the park and will stop for photo opportunities. The trickiest character to spot will be the elusive LEGO® Darth Vader, so be sure to be on a lookout for him.

“Building on last year’s successful LEGO Star WarsTM Day, LEGOLAND® is once again embarking on a journey to bring LEGO® Star WarsTM to life for all Star WarsTM fans, young and old alike. This year, we are kicking it up a notch and ensuring that this year will be filled with building activities that will inspire and encourage learning through play. Our guests will be in for a treat as they will be able to participate in various building activities such as Star WarsTM World, R2-D2 Challenge, Speed Building, Star WarsTM model build, and create your own Star WarsTM set,” said Kurt Stocks, General Manager at LEGOLAND® Resort Malaysia.  

The younger guests will also be receiving a real LEGOLAND® Star WarsTM Passport, which can be used to collect stamps from activities such as R2-D2 build, Star WarsTM World, Trivia Hunt, Jedi Academy, and Speed building competition. Upon collection of all stamps, guests can stand a chance to be rewarded with a special commemorative brick – awarded on a first come first serve basis - to remind them of their fun and exciting adventures at LEGOLAND®.

More than that, LEGOLAND® Malaysia is offering exclusive deals on the newly launched LEGO® Star Wars Classic merchandise. Only available at LEGOLAND® Malaysia and only during LEGO® Star Wars Days, guests spending RM300 and above on LEGO® Star Wars Play sets will get their hands on the coveted LEGO® R2D2. Alternatively, for purchases of RM100 and above for LEGO® Star Wars Play sets, guests can redeem the exclusive LEGO® U-Wing Fighter. Moreover, guests who purchase the ultimate LEGO® Star Wars Death Star at LEGOLAND® Malaysia’s retail shop will get a free LEGO® Star Wars Kylo Ren Command Shuttle worth RM599.90. These offers are valid while stocks last.

LEGO® Star WarsTM Days runs till the end of May with a variety of exciting and entertaining daily activities that the whole family can participate in. With an endless selection of fun-filled activities, there’s bound to be something out there that will tickle the fancy of the most avid Star WarsTM fan and everyone else. May the force be with guests as they enjoy the exclusive activities that LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort has lined up for this awesome celebration. More on that below:

Imperial March (13th & 14th May only)
The Imperial March will begin from the Hotel to Star WarsTM Miniland, giving guests the opportunity to partake in one of the largest Star WarsTM Parades in the region. There will also be a Meet & Greet session after the parade.

Star WarsTM Miniland ‘Live’
Enjoy an interactive walkthrough at Star WarsTM Miniland with the Jedi’s who will regale guests with the story of the episodes displayed. This is a special tour only happening in May during Lego Star WarsTM Days.

Jedi Academy
Always wanted to be a Jedi warrior? This is your chance! Let our Master Jedi train you in the ways of the Jedi.

Spot the Stormtrooper
Be on the lookout for the Stormtrooper minifigure on the crew’s badge. Find him and you can redeem a prize on the spot.

Star WarsTM Trivia Hunt
Prove how much of a fan you are by solving the quiz. Visit the Miniland and lookout for clues on the posters and descriptions.

Photo opportunities with the most badass Star Wars characters
Spot LEGO® Darth Vader and get a photo taken with him. Also, be on the lookout for the Stormtroopers and Jedis. In addition, the meet and greet with the awesome Star WarsTM characters including Jedi, Stormtroopers and Princess Leia that started on the 1st ofMay, will continue the subsequent weekends (20th & 21st May and 27th & 28th May) where guests can also have their photos taken.

For further information on promotions and activities, visit LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort’s official website www.legoland.com.my and stay connected with the resort via social handles (Facebook & Twitter) to find out more on online LEGO® Star WarsTM Days activities and promotions.

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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. 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, ranked No.1 in the TripAdvisor® Traveller’s choice award 2016 as the first choice families hotel in Malaysia, and named No.6 in Asia overall, being the only resort in Asia to make the cut. On top of that, the Resort also received the Merit Award at the Landscape Design Awards for the year 2015, given and recognized by the Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia, under the Professional Category. 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.

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 thirteen attractions in Asia including Madame Tussauds in Bangkok, Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing and Wuhan, China; the fantastic LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort with its theme park, hotel and water park; world leading aquaria in Busan, Bangkok and Shanghai, - underlining the company’s position as the world’s biggest global aquarium operator; LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan and Istanbul. Dubai’s LEGOLAND® Park has also opened in October 2016, Japan’s opened in April 2017 and South Korea will open later in 2018.  Visit www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information.

About Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels Sdn. Bhd.

Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels Sdn. Bhd., (formerly known as Cameron Highlands Holdings Sdn. Bhd.) is an investment holding company incorporated to develop, manage and operate hospitality and attraction destinations in Malaysia. Established by the Malaysian Government’s strategic investment fund, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, TAR&H serves as a catalyst for the leisure and tourism industry by bringing premier world-class hotels, resorts, golf courses and attractions to the region. Its current key investment portfolio comprises of Desaru Coast - Malaysia’s first integrated luxury destination, LEGOLAND® Malaysia - the sixth LEGOLAND in the world and the first in Asia, KidZania Kuala Lumpur & KidZania Singapore - an indoor family education and entertainment centre, PuteriHarbour South – a quay side lifestyle retail and family entertainment complex, SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN – the first of its kind outside of Japan, Little Big Club – a single themed attraction that is home to five popular global characters and Hotel Jen PuteriHarbour at the luxury waterfront of PuteriHarbour, Nusajaya, along with the award winning The Datai Langkawi and the first Els Club in Southeast Asia – The Els Club TelukDatai in Langkawi. The Els Club Malaysia will add two more championship golf courses to its stable with the opening of The Els Club Desaru Coast and The Els Club Desaru Valley, both located in Desaru Coast.   

Working with renowned global and local partners and brands, TAR&H aims to be the leading Leisure & Tourism Group bringing world-class destinations to South East Asia, creating over 1,500 jobs.