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Star Wars attraction closing soon at this California theme park

A battle scene on the planet Geonosis is part of Star Wars Miniland at Legoland California.
A battle scene on the planet Geonosis is part of Star Wars Miniland at Legoland California.
(Brady MacDonald / Los Angeles Times)

A small, small galaxy not so far, far away is about to vanish. Legoland California Resort recently announced plans to close its miniature re-creation of “Star Wars” films after an eight-year run. No word yet on what will go up in its place, but a new Lego Movie World with rides is planned to open in spring.

Star Wars Miniland, made from 1.5 million Legos, on Jan. 6 will bid farewell to the Carlsbad, Calif., park.

A Clone Wars battle in Star Wars Miniland at Legoland California.
A Clone Wars battle in Star Wars Miniland at Legoland California.
(Brady MacDonald / Los Angeles Times)

The attraction features scenes from each of the seven films, built in 1:20 scale, with input on designs and figures from Lucasfilm Ltd., according to a news release. Eight planets in the galaxy are on display, including Tatooine, where Luke and Obi-Wan Kenobi meet Han Solo and Chewbacca in the Cantina; and Kashyyk, home planet of Chewbacca and the Wookiees that comes under attack.

Legoland’s move comes as “Star Wars” seems more popular than ever. Disneyland opened its Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land over the summer; Disney Plus is streaming “The Mandalorian,” a new “Star Wars” TV series; and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” a new feature film in the franchise, will hit U.S. theaters Dec. 20.

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But Legoland will turn to its own characters from “The Lego Movie” and “The Lego Movie 2" for its newest theme world. It will feature a drop tower ride named for Princess Unikitty and a “triple-decker flying couch” ride called Emmet’s Flying Adventure.

Info: Legoland California Resort


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