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Legoland California adds huge Death Star model to 'Star Wars' Miniland

New model of Death Star from 'Star Wars' helps usher in 'Star Wars' Days at Legoland California

In the Legoland universe, everything is awesome -- even the planet-destroying Death Star weapon owned by the Empire in the "Star Wars" films.

Legoland California Resort on Wednesday evening will roll out a Death Star model for its "Star Wars" Miniland, which opened in 2011. In the films, the Death Star possesses lasers so powerful it can wipe out whole planets.

(It also ranked ninth in a 2008 poll by 20th Century Fox of top 10 favorite movie weapons. The lightsaber, also from "Star Wars" was No. 1.)

Leogland's model measures 8 feet wide, stands 13 feet high and weighs more than 1,900 pounds.

It's made from 500,000 Lego bricks and captures the scene in the 1977 "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" in which Luke Skywalker bravely guides his X-wing fighter through heavy combat to destroy the deadly mega-weapon.

The display includes other weapons and fighters, such as turbolaser turrets and starships.

The highly anticipated "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens" is scheduled to open Dec. 18. Until then, you can get your "Star Wars" fix this weekend at the California theme park.

Legoland California visitors may spend Saturday and Sunday celebrating the park's annual "Star Wars" Days. Activities include brick building competitions, Jedi Trivia and a costume contest. 

Info: Legoland California Resort

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