As part of a multiattraction expansion this spring, Legoland California plans to update the Star Wars Miniland area that debuted last summer, add a pirate-themed shoot-the-chutes water ride and install a crab exhibit at the adjacent SeaLife Aquarium.
Set to open March 29, the Star Wars Gallery will include 3-foot-tall
At the same time, model builders will install new characters, weapons and spacecraft to existing Star Wars Miniland scenes rendered in 1:20 scale using Lego bricks.
PHOTOS: Star Wars Miniland at Legoland California
Among the new additions to the Lego-fied "Star Wars" scenes:
--Rebel soldiers trapped in a net set by Ewoks in Endor.
--A Starfighter hovering over a landing pad in Mustafar.
--Three AT-RT walkers on a reconnaissance mission on Kshyyyk.
--An Ion Cannon firing a particle beam on Hoth.
--A Sandcrawler trolling across the sands of Tatooine.
Debuting on May 24, the Pirate Reef shoot-the-chutes water ride will take riders down a 25-foot drop that generates a tidal wave splash designed to soak bystanders watching from a pedestrian bridge.