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Star Wars Miniland to Leave Legoland California and Florida in January

Those of you who love Legoland as much as we do might already know this, but I thought I should blog about it. Star Wars Miniland is a place we have enjoyed every time we visited Legoland California and we will really miss it! We already missed the Star Wars Days that used to happen every year, but that also will no longer be a Legoland event.

Read more about the closure of Star Wars Miniland at the San Diego Union-Tribune website.

Read about one of our past visits to Legoland during Star Wars Days.

I wish we could visit Legoland before Star Wars Miniland closes but I know that won’t happen. Don’t be like us! Make sure to visit either Legoland in the U.S. before Star Wars Miniland closes January 6, 2020. That date is coming up quickly!

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Update: It looks like Amazon has sold out of the $49.99 price and it’s back up to the normal price. Hopefully it will go on sale again before Christmas! The standard edition is currently $59.99.

If you’ve been waiting for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to go on sale, you can get the deluxe edition at Amazon for $49.99 today! My oldest son has been wanting this for Christmas and I wasn’t sure I would be able to get it for him until I saw that it went on sale!

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I don’t have a lot of time to play video games anymore, but I might give this game a try if my son pulls my arm! It’s probably got a better storyline than Candy Crush.

Lego Star Wars Days at Legoland California

Every year, if possible, we attend Lego Star Wars Days at Legoland California on Saturday. It is one of the highlights of our year and we had been looking forward to this year’s Lego Star Wars Days for a few months! We were not able to attend last year since we did not all have membership passes.

Click here for more info about Lego Star Wars Days

This is definitely a geeky post so feel free to skip if Star Wars is not your thing! This post will also be mostly pictures.

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This year’s banner at the main stage near Miniland was great. I really liked the Death Star logo. This is where most of the contests for Star Wars Days takes place: Jedi Trivia, Family Build Challenge, and Costume Contest.

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After taking a quick ride through the Lego Ninjago ride, we went to the Model Shop Rooftop, which is also very close to Miniland. Usually, when we go to Lego Star Wars Days, we don’t really ride many of the rides. We are off having too much fun being Star Wars fans! The Model Shop Rooftop is where you can pick up some free goodies: this year’s giveaways were a poster, two pop badges, and a pin.

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For the droid hunt, you walk around Legoland, usually near the Beginning or in the Star Wars Miniland area to find a costumed member of either the Rebel Legion or the 501st to “catch” you. This year and the last year we went, we were caught by members of the Rebel Legion I think. They will say to you, “How long have you had these droids?” Usually, we just smile widely and say, “We’ve been looking for you!” Then they put the red ribbons over our droid hunt ribbons and give us each a raffle ticket for a 4:30 PM drawing for prizes.

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There were also two contests to enter at the Model Shop rooftop, one was a drawing to win a piece of Star Wars artwork, and the other was to guess the number of Lego bricks used to build a full-scale R2D2.

The highlight of our visit to the Model Shop rooftop though is the fan gallery. Star Wars fans and Lego fans bring their own creations (called MOCs) to display.

We were able to talk to two MOC creators and we were so impressed with their models that we went and bought two power functions motors to play with at home! It helped that I had a 15% off coupon to use at the Big Shop.

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I LOVED this Lego Star Wars Ferris wheel. We are also big fans of the Star Wars Rebels (minifigures on Ferris wheel left side) cartoon series as well as the Freemakers (minifigures on Ferris wheel right side). Can you find Grand Admiral Thrawn on the Star Wars Rebels side?

Isn’t this carousel awesome? Poor Chewie is probably not enjoying waiting his turn.

We also picked up our Scavenger Hunt entry forms at the Model Shop rooftop. The Scavenger Hunt is always fun for the kids.

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One of the questions from the Scavenger Hunt entry form: How many Y-wings are in the battle around the Death Star? Answer: Zero! Because X-wings are cooler, and Y-wings are slow (sorry to any Y-wing pilots out there).

We also got to see the newest Star Wars Miniland addition: the planet Jakku and Kylo Ren’s Star Destroyer The Finalizer.

Another highlight to our day: seeing the 501st and the Rebel Legion walking around in costume. Of course, we took their pictures and also had our pictures taken with them.

The most impressive costume to me: Kylo Ren’s.

We haven’t had the kids enter the costume contest for ages 12 and under for a few years, but we always enjoy watching it at 4 PM. This year’s contest was hilarious. Kids say the craziest things!

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This year’s three winners were 3rd place – General Grievous, 2nd place – Lego minifigure Emperor Palpatine, and 1st place – a probe droid. You can see the prizes they won on the platform.

After the contest, they had the raffle for the tickets we received during the droid hunt. We didn’t win, but there’s always a chance!

We had a blast at Lego Star Wars Days 2017! Hopefully, we will be able to make it again next year. Until then, may the Force be with you!

 

 

Reveal the Geek: Lootcrate – Star Wars Limited Edition Crate

The second crate I ordered was Lootcrate’s Star Wars Limited Edition Crate. This one was more expensive than the Firefly Cargo Crate, but it also had more items in it.

We won’t be able to use two of the items until wintertime, but that is okay. They are still cool, and they seem to be good quality too!

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The items were packed neatly into the crate. The box was yet another nice design so we are keeping it also!

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Right on top was this adorable BB-8 3/4-sleeve shirt. I had to get size small because all the x-large sizes were gone. Either Corran or I will wear this shirt.

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Isn’t this hat cute? We can’t use it until winter (and possibly not even then!) but it is still neat to have.

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Here is Josh modeling the really, really long scarf that came in the crate. Isn’t he a handsome guy?

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BB-8 as a mug. I’m not sure how easy it will be to drink out of, but we actually collect coffee mugs, so BB-8 will fit in perfectly!

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I didn’t know that they made collectible quality Mr. Potato Heads! This Darth Vader Mr. Potato Head is a lot sturdier than the toys. He is standing beside Jayne Cobb on top of our homeschool bookcase now.

There was also a gadget bag. At first I thought it was a cosmetic or toiletry bag, but I guess gadget bags are a thing now!

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A Lootcrate exclusive: Vader Down comic book

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I’ve never seen a model like this before. It uses metal sheets instead of wood or cardboard!

The front and back of the full Star Wars Little Golden Book set. The kids aren’t allowed to read them unless we give them permission!

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One of the reasons we want to keep the Star Wars box. This image of the Millennium Falcon inside the top cover was gorgeous.

-Lynn

May the 4th Be With You!

Greetings from Darth Chu! 

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We wouldn’t be good geeks if we didn’t say Happy Star Wars Day! May the 4th Be With You!

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