Carrie Fisher Helps Legoland California Debut Star Wars Miniland

Posted on April 7, 2011

Actress Carrie Fisher helped Legoland California commemorate the grand opening of Star Wars Miniland. The Star Wars Miniland contains seven scenes built with more than 1.5 million Lego bricks. The exhibit contains over 2,000 Star Wars Lego models.

Carrie Fisher also granted a special wish for 9-year-old Carson Wiener, who suffers from Leukemia. In addition to providing Carson with a chance to meet one of his Star Wars heroes, Fisher presented a $5,000 check from Legoland California to Make-A-Wish Foundation San Diego Chapter.

Visitors to the Star Wars Miniland can follow a chronological path through the Star Wars timeline and retrace the major events of the Star Wars saga. The models for the Miniland were developed and built by eight model designers and two animation electricians in Legoland Deutschland. A team of three Master Model Builders at Legoland California spent the last few months bringing the scenes to life with the help of animation electricians, technicians and landscapers.

Here is a video of the new exhibit. Take a look:

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