This was our sixth visit to Legoland and I would say it was definitely one of our favourites. The boys were very excited about the
On arrival we had a private tour of the indoor LEGO Star Wars Miniland Model Display. We had a quiz although why we guessed the common brick colour to be white is beyond me, given that the biggest LEGOLAND model is The Death Star, with 500,000 mainly grey bricks!!! The whole area is very impressive, whether your Star Wars fans or not. The boys especially loved pressing the buttons for the sounds, movement and lightening effects.
The LEGO Star Wars weekend is an annual event in LEGOLAND and one well worth adding to your calendar. They have a comprehensive schedule of Star Wars activities for your little ones to get involved in. I was overwhelmed with the sheer number of characters to meet, on arrival they were clustered around Miniland and children and adults were eagerly lining up for pictures with them all.
The characters were very engaging, my son as a mini Darth Vader would get salutes and bows from the Storm Troopers, which he was naturally delighted about! He liked all the fuss and attention, so I would say bring your children dressed in costume to make the most of the experience. One character even gave both the boys a pack of Star Wars trading cards! They seem like lovely people that really make the day what it is.
The Duplo Splash Safari had also re-opened and whilst the sun was shining the boys were eager to have a splash, so we did not manage to take part in all the planned Star Wars activities.
There were lots of LEGO building opportunities, some of the pictures can be found using the hashtag #LEGOLANDStarWars2016 if we attend next year we will definitely try and get more involved in that side of things.
The boys did enter the Costume Competition; they liked parading around and seeing what the other children were wearing. The effort involved in some of the costumes was nothing short of extraordinary!
Towards the end of the day youngest even managed to meet Ollie the Dragon which was another highlight of his! By then he had ditched his Darth Vader costume but Ollie was still a bit dubious at first when he saw the red light sabre!