The force is strong in Manchester right now, what with the new Star Wars display having been opened at Legoland Discovery and all. The display is made up of over 250,000 LEGO bricks, is home to 2000 LEGO Star Wars minigures and took 2,000 man hours to create! “That’s kinda cool,” was my thought on the three displays taken from the first Star Wars film. The kids were excited by them cause they had some interactive bits where you could shoot those little robot men thingys and race a couple of those spaceship whatsits around a track.
As you can tell, I’m really into Star Wars. Ahem.
Obviously not knowing much about it all, I asked someone that did. My lovely chap, Dan, is both a Star Wars and a Lego geek. He couldn’t answer my questions about the displays cause he was too busy drooling over them.
Apparently, they are incredible and the attention to detail in them is outstanding. That was about all I managed to get out of him before he ran off to shoulder some poor kid out of the way and race a spaceship thingy around a track.
The rest of Legoland however, I am enthused about – I’m much more of a traditionalist at heart, it seems. It’s changed a lot since I went 2 years ago. There is one large Lego pit full of bricks for random building, a car construction area complete with test ramps and an electronic race track. There are great big Lego cars the kids can sit in and drive around a track. The details in the track scenery bowled me over – just look at those trees!
There’s a 4D cinema, shoot-em-up roller coaster, a Harry Potter ride, a Lego Friends area complete with karaoke machine and a toddlers area with large foam Lego bricks to play with. The pièce de résistance for my youngest was the much improved soft play climbing frame where he spent about 2 hours constructing a fort with some other boys out of foam Lego bricks: they painstakingly carried the bricks from the ‘ball pit’ at the bottom of the climbing frame through an elaborate route of twists, turns and tunnels up to their desired spot; it was quite impressive really. He had a whale of a time building it – not sure the poor staff who had to clear it all up were that impressed mind. Ahem.
Anyway, you don’t have to take my word for its brilliantness, you can go yourself. I’ve got a family ticket to give away! Just follow the instructions below for your chance to win.
Family ticket covers 2 adults and 2 children. Ticket valid for 1 year, no exclusions.