The Force is Coming to Legoland California

First off, who even knew that there was a Lego themed amusement park in this country?  I sure as hell did not.  That’s probably because I’ve shied away from Legos in my older years because they require patience, which is something that I don’t have much of when it comes to any type of construction.  I’ve managed to f*ck up Wal-Mart furniture-in-a-box projects because a screw didn’t go into hole 9 like the directions said.  And by f*ck up I mean smash the piece of half-built furniture with a rubber mallet and drop off the remains in the nearest dumpster.  As you can see, building projects and I don’t mix!

That’s why I’ve stayed away from Legos and the awesome models you can build with them.  There’s no way I’m going to deal with 1,000’s of little plastic blocks with my ham-hands!  Just because I don’t get into Legos doesn’t mean that they’re not awesome.  In fact, the full fledged Star Wars line that will be on display at Legoland beginning March 31 in San Francisco is super awesome.  The life size models of Chewbacca and R2-D2 are impressive works of art that require a master’s touch to complete.  They will be joined by other full sized models once the exhibit opens in March, but if you want a preview of the Star Wars exhibit at Legloand you just have to watch the vid below.

I’m not sure if these are available for Lego collectors to build at home, but I’m sure a true Lego Master could build one out of existing blocks.  Challenge anyone?  Send some links of your work using the Contact button above.  You’ve been wanting to tackle Lego R2-D2 into a thousand pieces…

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Matt Heywood is the founder and EIC of where he strives to make you a better geek, one post at a time! When he’s not scouring the Internet for interesting nuggets of awesomeness he can be found in his secret lair enjoying the latest and greatest video games, taking pictures of toys, or talking Star Wars on EB’s Star Wars Time podcast show.