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Countdown to Legoland's "Star Wars" installation

Models that will be used in Legoland’s newest attraction — a Miniland section based on the Star Wars movie series — have arrived from model shops in Germany and California. Now, model builders at the Winter Haven park (including Jason Miller, master model builder, pictured above) are putting the parts together. The new display will officially open to guests on Nov. 9.

The exhibition will consist of a scene from each of the six Star Wars movies plus the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, built in 1:20 scale. Above: The cantina from Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

The scenes will include more than 1.5 million Lego bricks and 2,000 Lego models, some of them more than six feet tall. As with the other Miniland displays, some of the scenes will have moving parts that can be animated with the push of a button.

LEGOLANDSTARWARS2Here is a photo of the Darth Maul character that will go in the Episode I: The Phanton Menace scene.

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Photo credit: Legoland Florida