Free entry for kids. The world’s biggest LEGO Millennium Falcon. A Build-Your-Own starship social media competition. It’s going to be an epic May the 4th for Star Wars fans at LEGOLAND this year.
May the 4th, known to fans as Star Wars Day for its pun on the series’ famous catchphrase “May the Force be with you”, will be extended throughout the entire month of May at LEGOLAND Malaysia this year as the LEGO group and LEGOLAND Malaysia join forces for the first time to create the biggest ever Star Wars Day event in the Asia Pacific.
In a bid to reach out to new and younger Star Wars fans, this is also the first time that parent-child activities have been planned for Star Wars Day celebrations, which are taking place at LEGOLAND Malaysia for the fourth year running.
“We want to get a new generation of fans immersed in Star Wars, let parents and children create together as a family, and master their force together as a family,” said Vera Ivanova, Marketing Director of SEA Marketing at LEGO Singapore during the press conference this morning.
There will be Star Wars related events happening every weekend in May so plan your visit well (or just head up north every weekend!). Oh, and do dress the children up in Star Wars outfits so they get free* entry to the park – and you can use the money saved from their tickets to buy that $299.90 (at Bricks World), LEGO Millennium Falcon, yes?
Here’s what you can look forward to.
Pre-celebrations: April 21 – May 8
“Build Your Own Dream LEGO Star Wars Starship” social media competition
Parents, partner your child to build a LEGO Star Wars starship. Upload a picture of the completed creation on LEGOLAND Malaysia Resorts’ Facebook page with the hashtags #MasterYourForce and #LEGOStarWarsDays. Ten winners will be chosen to receive their awards on May 14.
Week 1: April 30 – May 2
Build the world’s biggest LEGO Millennium Falcon
The world’s only father-son LEGO Master Builder duo, Daniel and Christopher Steininger, will be at LEGOLAND Malaysia to build Han Solo’s iconic starship. This will be on display at the park until the end of May. Unfortunately Han, Chewie, and Rey will not be present. Numbers people, take note: over 200,000 bricks will be used, it will measure almost 5 metres across, and building will take place over three days. Psst, you can help out in the construction too!
Week 2: May 7-8
TIE Fighters and the Imperial March
Help build two TIE Fighters (which will be on display till June 30) and witness a real life Imperial March led by an army of Stormtroopers, Darth Vader and over 90 Star Wars costumers from the 501st Legion.
My Own Creation (MOC) Competition
Closing date: 11.59pm, April 15, 2016
There’s a brand new parent-child category this year for children aged five to 15 years to build and bond with mum and/or dad. The other two categories – 7-15 years, and above 15 years – remain. Prizes will be awarded at the park on May 8, with winning MOCs on display till May 31. Visitors to the park will be able to view the final 99 models from Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, and Singapore. Register for the competition here.
Every weekend in May:
• Build and bring home your very own mini LEGO Millennium Falcon.
• Take part in the LEGO Star Wars Activity Trail treasure hunt. Participate in all the LEGO Star Wars activities in the park and get a special gift.
• Walk through the biggest air-conditioned Star Wars Miniland with scenes from six episodes of the franchise and The Clone Wars.
*Terms and conditions for free entry for kids to LEGOLAND Malaysia during the month of May 2016:
- Free entry valid from 1st May – 31st May 2016.
- Free entry applicable for 1-Day TP, 1-Day Combo, and 2-Days Combo tickets.
- Child denotes children below 12 years old.
- Child must be in full costume of Star Wars character.
Images courtesy of LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort, unless specified.