LEGOLAND Chicago presents LEGO Star Wars Miniland {and GIVEAWAY!}

Congratulations to Rachel P. who won our LEGOLAND tickets giveaway (chosen via! Have a blast!

This giveaway has ended.

It’s no secret that we really enjoy ourselves at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago whenever we have a chance to head out to Schaumburg. Last night, we had the opportunity to preview the LEGO Star WarsTM Miniland and this was no exception. 

The walk-through exhibit will offer an intergalactic immersion into the sights and sounds of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. Guests at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago will be transported from the beautiful rolling hills of Naboo, with its ancient domed city and cascading waterfalls, to the treacherous terrain of the desert planet of Tatooine. Interactive features will offer hands-on fun for even the youngest of Padawans who can take part in a thrilling Podrace with the young Anakin Skywalker and help defeat the evil Droid Army in the ‘Droid Destruction’ game.

“This is going to be a colossal brick-building feat,” said Andrew Johnson, LEGOLAND Discovery Center’s Master Model Builder. “We’re looking at upwards of 500,000 LEGO bricks, 2,000 Star Wars minifigures and 1,500 man-hours to create what we hope local LEGO fans are really going to appreciate.”

I was impressed at how many mini figurines their were, the attention to detail and the interactive parts of the exhibit from podracing to a variation on a pinball machine. Personal favorites were the larger than life-size Darth Vader and R2D2 Lego Robot. The boys also loved trying to find the characters & vehicles in the opening cityscape of Chicago. To find Yoda, look up!

Just hangin’ out. No big deal.


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Can’t wait for it to open!!!


Officially opens March 8th! Head over for opening weekend (March 8-10) with lots of fun activities and faces!







Love this guy! (And the robot)




Just as scary in person…(Darth of course)



The boys had a chance to help build the life-size version of Yoda – David, Jonathan, and Charlie did part of his left leg!





Special Guests


Princess Leia anyone?


SUPER scary (haha!) but Charlie took a pic with him anyway


That’s not all LEGOLAND has to offer! Check it out this weekend to see more!

Kingdom Quest Ride

Merlin’s Magic Wand Days



Who’s your favorite Star Wars character?

Simply comment below with the answer and we will randomly select a winner for a family 4-pack of tickets on Tuesday!

(Contest ends March 11, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. CST)

We received  complimentary admission to LEGOLAND and to preview the exhibit. Our opinions, feelings, and thoughts are the same – we LOVE that place!


  1. I would say R2D2

  2. Stephani King says:

    Luke for sure! This place looks amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Shawna Sipes says:

    Luke! My 4 boys would LOVE this!

  4. Kimberly Smick says:


  5. Rachel Paternostro says:

    Chewbacca, Excited to visit Legoland with the kids!

  6. Yoda! 🙂

  7. Dolmaris says:

    Of course Princess Leia! Girl power Lol you did a great job on the hair perfect for the occasion.

  8. Kristen Muchowicz says:

    Queen Amidala, but little Michael LOVES Yoda!

  9. Depends on which one of us you ask! Yoda is a pretty big fave as is Chewy, but hey, R2D2 pretty much always steals the show. And our vote 🙂

  10. amanda thomas says:

    My boys would say darth vader i would say r2d2

  11. Carri Feith says:

    Anikan Skywalker is my answer. Although I do have a question. If your kids are not into Legos OR Star Wars, is it worth taking them to this place?

  12. Jessica Perez says:

    R2d2 : )

  13. Fred Beyer says:

    Darth Vader is our favorite!

  14. lynda briggs says:


  15. Yoda all the way baby!

  16. Christine Uniejewski says:

    Luke Skywalker

  17. Yoda:)