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Legoland 'Star Wars' models invading California


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January 30, 2011

On March 31, Legoland California will open to the public for the first time the new 'Star Wars' Miniland. Featuring more than 2,000 models that cover seven specific 'Star Wars' scenes, the new area at the Carlsbad, Calif., amusement park is aimed at entertaining children and adults alike. Made from 1.5 million Lego bricks, the models weigh about 1.3 tons.

But Lego made a stop in San Francisco yesterday and as part of my Road Trip at Home series, CNET was one of the only media outlets to get a sneak peek at some of the models that will soon be on display in Carlsbad. Legoland personnel, including master model builder Gary McIntire, dropped by CNET with life-size Chewbacca and R2-D2 models, as well as what they said is the world's largest Lego Millennium Falcon and several other smaller pieces.

This is the Millennium Falcon model, seen not-quite fully put together.

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