The largest replica of the LEGO® Millennium Falcon at LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort is ready to take flight! Print
[Iskandar Puteri, 3 May, 2016] Over the past three days, Dan and Chris Steininger, the father-son Master Builder duo from The LEGO® Group who together with help from LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort guests, have been steadily building the largest replica of the LEGO® Millennium Falcon using more than 200,000 LEGO® bricks. Now, after nearly 30 hours, the last brick has been placed on the iconic spaceship.
“This has been such a wonderful opportunity for us to come here to LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort to work on something so spectacular. We’ve had tremendous fun the past few days, and it’s always amazing to see the Millennium Falcon come together, especially with help from the guests,” said Dan Steininger, Master Model Builder, from The LEGO group.
“Working on the Millennium Falcon is always so much fun and it’s awesome to see how excited everyone is by it. It’s one of my favourites to work on, and this experience is made all the more significant because I get to share it with my Dad! It’s been an honour for my Dad and I to be able to share our love of LEGO and Star Wars™ with the LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort guests,” shared Chris Steininger, Master Model Builder, The LEGO group, said.
LEGO Star Wars™ Days at LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort will have activities happening for the entire month of May – visitors can view the LEGO Millennium Falcon, alongside the two replicas of the LEGO TIE Fighters which would be built by the Resort’s own Model Builders on the weekend of May 7 and 8. Other activities that weekend will include LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort’s very own Imperial March with more than 90 costumers from the 501st Legion in various characters from the series. A prize giving ceremony will be held on May 8 for the My Own Creation (MOC) competition that LEGO Star Wars™ fans from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia participated in. The judging panel will also feature an esteemed guest from the production team who worked on the Star Wars™ series!
“LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort was very honoured to have both Dan and Chris here working on the Millennium Falcon. It’s such a treat to have not one, but two, Master Builders with us, and a father-son duo at that! They’ve given all our guests, and the Star Wars™ fans, so much to experience as we’ve seen them at work. LEGO Star Wars™ Days creates a lot of excitement and we’re happy to have presented the biggest one in the region this year, thanks to the collaboration with The LEGO Group, and we hope to keep bringing bigger and better ones to you in the years ahead!” Mark Germyn, General Manager of LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort said.
Through the month of May, Star Wars™ fans can look forward to build and take home a mini Millennium Falcon each weekend – Park guests are encouraged to come early as stocks are limited! To further encourage parents who are keen to show their kids what their favourite series is all about, all children dressed up in a Star Wars™ costume will get free entry throughout the month as well. The Park exclusive commemorative LEGO Duplo brick for LEGO Star Wars™ Days will be given tofamilies that complete the Star Wars™ Activity Trail, essentially completing all the LEGO Star Wars™ Days activities in the Park. There are limited sets of the commemorative bricks, and the bricks will be given out on a first-come-first-served basis.
The LEGO® Group is a privately held company based in Billund, Denmark. The company is still owned by the Kirk Kristiansen family who founded it in 1932. It is the LEGO philosophy that ‘good quality play’ enriches a child’s life – and lays the foundation for later adult life. We believe that play is a key element in children’s growth and development and stimulates the imagination and the emergence of ideas and creative expression. All LEGO products are based on this underlying philosophy of learning and development through play.
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.
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 c26,000 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; with one more to open in 2015 in Istanbul. New LEGOLAND Parks will also open in Dubai in 2016 and Japan and South Korea in 2017. 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, Puteri Harbour 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 Puteri Harbour at the luxury waterfront of Puteri Harbour, Nusajaya, along with the award winning The Datai Langkawi and the first Els Club in Southeast Asia – The Els Club Teluk Datai 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.