Legoland Malaysia – Sneak peek in pictures!

* A quick sneak peek of my special preview of LEGOLAND® Malaysia yesterday! 🙂

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So for those who have been asking me on FB and twitter, here are the pictures and PRICE (yes, everyone is asking about the price!) for entry into Legoland Malaysia when it’s open to the public on the 15th of September.

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NOTE:

LEGOLAND® Malaysia is open throughout the year.
Closed only on Wednesdays outside of holiday periods
Open from 10am – 6pm, but will close at 8pm on weekends and during public and school holidays.

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How much does it cost?

Visitors can choose between a day ticket, which allows single entry on one day, and a LEGOLAND® Annual Pass. The Annual Pass is valid for 12 months and permits unlimited visits during normal operating hours.

Annual Pass: Full price OR Promotional price (limited time only)
Adult: RM 275 /RM 245
Child (3-11): RM 210 /RM 180
Senior (60+): RM 210 /RM 180

Day Ticket: Full price
Adult: RM 140
Child (3-11): RM 110
Senior (60+): RM 110

MyKad holders get a RM30 rebate at the gate
(Limited time only)
Visit www.LEGOLAND.my for details.

Spanning an impressive 76 acres, the Park is divided into seven themed areas and contains more than 50 million LEGO® bricks. At the entrance, the ticket booths welcomes you. 😛

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LEGOLAND® Malaysia is a full day family theme park that features more than 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions.
And much has been done to ensure the visitors’ convenience and comfort when they are here at Legoland; which includes ATMs, mini markets, a total of 3 restaurants, 4 food stands, 11 food carts and even “surau” – prayer rooms.

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LEGOLAND® Water Park is scheduled to open in early 2013, followed by the Hotel in 2014. So it is exciting times ahead for Johor!

LEGOLAND® Malaysia mainly targets families with children between the ages of two and twelve. The Park is fully interactive. With over 40 rides, shows and attractions there’s something for everyone, including the young at the heart.

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Young at heart; get it? :DD

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Yes, there’s something for everyone. For our preview yesterday, both the young and old can be seen having a ball of a time at Legoland. I wasn’t impressed at first with the rides, but that’s because I’m a thrill seeker who prefers extreme, adrenaline-rushing rides.
Legoland is a family theme park, and kids are bound to be happy with the fun rides here; which was the main objective of Legoland in the first place.

BELOW: Kids having a wild “wet” time playing at the water fountains under parental supervision.

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The weather was so hot that I was tempted to join them; but I didn’t want to scare any of the poor kiddos so I didn’t. 😛

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At the Lego shop, kids donned some of the costumes and started to get into character! 😀

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The 7 themed areas of Legoland starts from “THE BEGINNING” – at the entrance of Legoland itself.

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The entrance to the Park is home to Asia’s largest LEGO® shop, The Big Shop, and LEGO pick-n-mix at The Brick Shop. For food, the restaurant in this area is The Café.

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THEME 2: LEGO® Technic: High speed rides and high tech LEGO®

With its switchback track Project X is the Park’s fastest ride. Each car takes 4 riders on a wild ride up to 18 metres above the ground. When I was there yesterday, the ride was close til about 5.00pm due to some testing exercise, which was quite disappointing. I was rushing to catch the bus back to KL by then and the queue for the ride was pretty long so I missed out on this one. Darn!

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The Technic Twister lets visitors spin a wheel to control how crazy their ride will be. Its twelve colourful LEGO® pods can take 60 people at a time on a highly geared whirlwind ride.

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Aquazone Wave Racers offers a thrilling wave surf where those watching trigger the water bombs which the riders have to dodge. There are 4 water guns for spectators to fire at the twelve wave racers whizzing around their circular tracks.

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This was one of the many Lego sculptures around the park.

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Each themed area has a F & B outlet and Robot Kitchen here at the LEGO® Technicserves Asian delights such as curry puffs, pratha bread wraps, steam “Pau” buns and samosas.

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Budding robot designers can build the future at LEGO® Mindstorms. The LEGO® Academy helps model builders of all ages to turn designs into reality.

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THEME 3: LEGO® Kingdom: Where legends come to life in LEGO®

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Here’s a tree-top adventure for children and parents in the multi-level playground in The Forestman’s Hideout. The slides and ropes would keep the little ones occupied for a while.

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The Dragon’s Apprentice offers younger guests a taste of what to expect when they are big and brave enough to ride The Dragon.

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Guests sit in a long dragon shaped car. In the Dragon Apprentice, the ride is less scary and shorter while the Dragon is higher from the ground, with more spins and dips.

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The Dragon. 

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Like I said before, there isn’t a need to worry about food. Every themed area has a food joint and for here it’s aptly named “Knight’s Feast“; where “brave knights and fair maidens will be able to satisfy their heroic appetites with grilled food such as burgers, hot dogs, sausages, chicken, fish, satay, and lamb chops”. There’s also a self-service counter serving ice cream and waffles.

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For entry to The Dragon, guests would need to step into this man-made castle.

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Little Lego miniatures peeked at us at the most unlikely corners. 🙂

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This Lego man is so cute!

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Portraiture comprised of Lego bricks hung on the walls of the castle.

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I wish Legoland would sell customisable lego self- portraiture such as these. I certainly won’t mind paying for one! 😀

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BELOW: A storybook.

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Coat of arms, all done from lego bricks of course.

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I bumped into some media friends here too! 🙂

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I got in line and waited for my turn on The Dragon but didn’t managed to make it for the ride as it was stopped due to some technical error. It was open again a short while later I think but I didn’t wait around to find out.

Merlin’s Challenge is a high speed carousel for parents and children. Its 24 cars can put 48 visitors at a time into a spin.

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The Royal Joust is a classic medieval contest, which puts children in the saddles of 20 LEGO® horses.

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This kid was having a jovial time. In true cowboy fashion he took off his cap and waved it like a pro.

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He even got those around him doing the same! 😀

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There were some games stalls at a corner but these requires additional payment per game.

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The princess from the castle was out for a walks so I grabbed her for a picture!

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THEME 4: Imagination: Where LEGO® knows no limits

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The Kid’s Power Tower challenges 200 visitors per hour to test their strength by pulling their two-seat car up a nine metre rope. A beautiful view over the park is the reward at the top.

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Here’s me waiting for my turn! See the black rope in the middle? You’ll just have to pull yourself up to the top while remaining seated. Here’s the video, catch me in it! 🙂

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At the Build and Test Centre, LEGO® inventors can bring their imaginings to life and find out if their creations really could work. There are thousands of LEGO bricks for experimenting, testing, and building. Inventors can construct and race cars,and test their buildings on the earthquake table.

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A must visit; the Build and Test Centre offers an abundance of lego bricks to form anything you want!

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Adults and kids all love Lego huh? 😀

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I saw more adults then kids here actually. LOL!

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Amazing work yes?

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Young engine drivers in particular will love the DUPLO® Express, a colourful five carriage train for ten passengers at a time.

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I wanted a ride too, but they say it was for kids only. 🙁

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Here’s more of the many huge Lego sculptures around the park. I would never, never had imagined that these were all made up from Lego bricks if I wasn’t there to see it with my own eyes and feel it with my fingers!

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Children can take over the town and explore their very own child size city at DUPLO® Playtown. 

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Here’s another attraction in Legoland that I’m sure is going to be the most popular when Legoland opens on the 15th of Sept. The Observation Tower can lift 1,000 visitors each hour to a viewing position 41m above the ground for an excellent aerial view of the Park.

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Next to the the Build and Test Centre is LEGO® Studios, which can fit about 500 people at a time. Get right inside the action with a fascinating 4D movie adventure where wind, smoke and water take 3D into the next dimension. Karen and her kids went for this and reported that it was really fun.
I however, went in search of food….

This is Pizza Mania, where fresh pizzas and pasta awaits hungry visitors like me.

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Each pizza are priced from RM15+ to RM30, depending on toppings.

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Opting for something healthy, I took a salad instead. For RM12.50 per serving, help yourself to selected greens and cold pasta salads at the bar.

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Legoland is extremely hot, no thanks to our humid Malaysian weather. Luckily I kept on piling on sunblock and had a cap with me else I would have been baked red. If you’re not squeamish about walking around with an umbrella, I strongly advise you to bring one along. I thought it would be “aunty” to bring one around and I regretted that I didn’t!

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Since it’s a park for kids, there’s a baby centre for the young ones.

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THEME 5: Land of Adventure: A daring journey into ancient LEGO® worlds.

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In this theme area, visitors takes a journey into the forgotten worlds of Pharaohs and dinosaurs.

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Dino Island takes visitors on a boat voyage through a forgotten time. Explorers pass rocky outcrops, man-eating plants and a dinosaur lagoon. A twelve-metre high waterfall is the only way down, and there’s no escape without getting wet! :DD

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I was most interested to try the Dino Island ride, but it was closed that day. Exploring the rest of Land of Adventure, I found the The Pharaoh’s Revenge – a play area that allows young children create their own adventures.

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This was fun, the Beetle Bounce launches children up and down a 15 foot tower, nearly touching the gigantic LEGO® beetles with every bounce! You can see the action in my video!

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In Lost Kingdom everyone can play the role of an adventure hero in a laser-blasting hunt for hidden treasure. Using laser guns to shoot your way through a labyrinth, you battle evil mummies and dodge deadly traps! Almost 1,000 “heroes” each hour can board a desert off-roader and discover the secrets of the ancient temple within.

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THEME 6: Miniland: Asia in LEGO® Bricks

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I was just astounded with the miniatures! Though I’m not a hardcore Lego fan, I wouldn’t mind spending time building miniatures like this! 🙂

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I wonder if every miniature Lego built can really be put on the water and float it like this?

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The Miniland at LEGOLAND® Malaysia is the largest ever built for a new park, and the project took more than three years to complete. All of the models are animated, so visitors can bring LEGO® figures, trains and aeroplanes to life at the touch of a button.

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Miniland was designed and built by a team of more than 100 people from around the world. First, a team of LEGOLAND® designers photographed buildings, roads and streets across Asia to help familiarise themselves with the landmarks they would be recreating.

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There were then two years of 3D design and production before a training studio was established in Malaysia and the models were built. Many were constructed locally at the LEGOLAND Model Shop in Nusa Cemerlang in Johor Bahru.
Others were built in the USA, Denmark, England, Germany and the Czech Republic before being carefully transported in cargo containers to LEGOLAND Malaysia for installation.

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Miniland’s 17 highly detailed clusters pay tribute in LEGO® bricks to 12 different cities and countries across Asia, including Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Singapore.

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Visitors from Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines and Vietnam will also find their iconic national landmarks in miniature. The Petronas Twin Towers, Taj Mahal and Angkor Wat are among the highlights.

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Amazing isn’t it? I was really really impressed with the detailed workmanship and how “real” the miniatures were!

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This area alone uses 30 million bricks!

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Could you guys recognize any of these landmarks? 🙂

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Such intricate work. I could go on taking picture after picture in this area but oh god, the sun was so unforgiving!

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Absolutely gorgeous isn’t it?

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All build from Lego!

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This is Singapore!

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This is supposed to be Port Klang.

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Spot the Merlion? 🙂

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Here we are at KL city!

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At nearly 10 metres high, the Petronas Twin Towers are the tallest Miniland models ever made. They contain more than 500,000 LEGO bricks!

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The last themed area was LEGO® City: – A LEGO® world where children really take control.
Attractions at the Lego City includes:

* Driving School
• Junior Driving School
• Boating School
• LEGO® City Airport
• LEGOLAND® Express
• The Shipyard

Unfortunately I really couldn’t stay under the sun anymore. It was 5.00pm by then and the sun was still blazing hot. I ran for cover at The Big Lego shop.

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This is Asia’s largest LEGO® shop. There’s everything from lunchboxes to mugs to umbrellas and bags and of course, Lego sets. As with all branded merchandises, prices are on the high side.

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I got some Lego merchandise to give-away on my blog and my FB page – http://www.facebook.com/RebeccaSawBlog so stay tuned! 😀

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And yes, I was hungry again….

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What do you guys think of Legoland? Any questions? Leave me a comment here so I can answer them!
If the pictures and words above isn’t enough to show you how Legoland Malaysia is like, take a quick at the video! 🙂