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					        The Force is coming to LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort
                                    March 2012

March 2012 will see the opening of LEGOLAND Star Wars™ Miniland Experience at
LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort.

The new indoor fully themed Star Wars Miniland Experience will painstakingly recreate
seven of the most famous scenes – six from the beloved Star Wars films and one from
the smash hit animated series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars, using around 1.5 million
LEGO bricks.

Planned in close consultation with Lucasfilm Ltd, Star Wars Miniland Experience will
follow a chronological path through the Star Wars timeline and feature around 2,000
LEGO models in 1:20 scale from the planets Naboo, Geonosis, Kashyyk, Mustafar,
Tatooine, Hoth, Endor and Christophsis. Created by dozens of model designers and
builders, landscapers, animation electricians and technicians, the area will also feature
authentic Star Wars sounds, actions and lighting effects further immersing visitors into
the Star Wars saga and bringing the experience to life.

Sue Kemp, Divisional Director of LEGOLAND Windsor Resort commented, “We are
delighted to have Star Wars as a permanent part of LEGOLAND, having successfully
tested the water with our extremely popular Star Wars events. The Saga’s universal
story about the battle between good and evil has transfixed adults and children over
many decades and we expect it to be phenomenally popular with our visitors of all ages.”

LEGOLAND Star Wars Miniland Experience will be located in the centre of the Resort,
which is set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland. The park features 55+ interactive rides,
live shows, building workshops, driving schools and attractions and a LEGOLAND
themed hotel which is opening in March 2012.

Find out more at


Editors notes:

       STAR WARS™, STARWARS™:THE CLONE WARS™ and related properties
        are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of
        Lucasfilm Ltd and/or its affiliates. TM & © Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. All
        other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

       LEGOLAND Deutschland and LEGOLAND Billund opened STAR WARS
        Miniland displays in 2011.

       MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS is the leading name in location-based, family
        entertainment, and has seen the most successful and dynamic growth of any
        company in the sector over the last five years. Europe’s Number 1 and the
        world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates nearly 80
        attractions, six hotels/two holiday villages in 17 countries and across four
        continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences
        to its 44 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and
        the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 17,000 employees.
        Merlin Entertainments operates the following attractions - SEA LIFE, Madame
        Tussauds, LEGOLAND, The EDF Energy London Eye, Dungeons, Gardaland,
        LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, Alton Towers Resort, Warwick Castle, THORPE
        PARK, Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Blackpool Tower, Heide Park,
        Earth Explorer, Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney, Sydney Tower Eye and
        SKYWALK, Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic Encounter Underwater World, Oceanworld
        Manly WILD LIFE Hamilton Island. All brands which are distinctive, challenging
        and innovative – and which have great potential for growth in the future. Visit for more information.


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