Wednesday, 13 May 2015

May the Brick be with you! Celebrating Star Wars Day at LEGOLAND Malaysia

The Outpost Productions Star Wars costume expedition team at LEGOLAND

Outpost Productions continued our Star Wars Day celebrations shuttling to LEGOLAND Malaysia immediately after closing up May the 4th be with 2 at Jaya Shopping Centre. Our contingent of costumers huddled up on a chartered bus for the overnight journey to Johor Bahru.

Line-up of thematic Star Wars activities at LEGOLAND in May

Special activities for Star Wars Day are taking place most of May in LEGOLAND Malaysia, kicking off with fan engagements on 3 & 4 May. Each day commenced with an opening parade comprising the 501st Legion and fan communities from the Star Wars Malaysia Alliance, which include Outpost Productions, Star Wars Malaysia Fan Club (SWMFC), Lightsaber League Malaysia (LLM), Force Arts Stunt Team (FAST), Hot Wheels Malaysia and LEGO User Group of Malaysia (LOM).

The 501st Legion leads the fan parade

Outpost costumers lining-up for the parade

The parade commenced from LEGOLAND Hotel to line-up at the park main entrance for photo opportunity. Then the fan groups marched into the park heading to the Star Wars Miniland exhibit via various photo checkpoints along the way.

Star Wars fan groups gathered at the Star Wars Miniland exhibit entrance

Additional photo-ops backdrops for guests at Star Wars Miniland include Rebels vs. Imperials

Meet LEGO Darth Vader who's just too cute to be a villain!
For those who have not yet visited Star Wars Miniland, the exhibits comprise recreations of scenes from the six movies plus the Clone Wars using LEGO. Some displays include interactive features with push of a button such as the Millenium Falcon taking-off, duel of Anakin vs. Obi-Wan, and many more.

Episode I The Phantom Menace at Miniland: The Battle of Naboo

Episode II Attack of the Clones: The Battle of Geonosis

Episode III Revenge of the Sith: The Battle of Kasshyyk

Episode IV A New Hope: Mos Eisley and various related locales on Tatooine

Episode V The Empire Strikes Back: The epic Battle of Hoth

Episode VI Return of the Jedi: Imperial garrison on Endor

The Clone Wars: Battle of Christophsis as directed by General Kenobi

One of the major celebration activities was the LEGO My Own Creation Competition organised by LEGO User Group of Malaysia (LOM). A wide assortment of customised LEGO Star Wars displays were assembled by LOM Master Builders. Winners were chosen by representatives from LEGOLAND Malaysia and awarded Star Wars LEGO sets deserving of their creative efforts.

My Own Creation LEGO competition displays organised by LOM

This custom Ewok village is no simple rehash of the original LEGO set

Biker Scout beware Ewoks!

Preview creation from Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens

Recreating the Battle of Kasshyk with all LEGO terrain

Awesome fan-inspired creation of a Star Wars theme park (photo credit: denil oh)

Find more close-up photos of this masterpiece at the Eurobricksforum.

Judge from LEGOLAND scrutinize MOC entries

Winners of the MOC Competition
Check out more photos at LOM's Facebook Group

Of course, costuming or cosplay is a BIG part of Star Wars Days and there was no shortage at LEGOLAND Malaysia. The Outpost Costuming Expedition team comprised:
  • Commander Richard as Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Carina & Kevin as Princess Leia and Han Solo
  • King & Rhyden as Rebel Pilots
  • James & Dante as Imperials Scout Trooper & Royal Guard respectively
  • Dyanna as Padme Amidala with son as baby Luke
  • Johann & Nabil as Clone Troopers
  • Ezli as Darth Maul
The Outpost Costume Expedition Team
In additional to meet & greet photo opportunities with visitors throughout the park, we also took the opportunity for some thematic photo antics.

You can spot a Rebel pilot anywhere in those bright orange colours

Obi-Wan faces off against a LEGO monster

LEGO Kingdom's Royal Guard

“I didn't see that tree...”


Performers of the Force Action Stunt Team (FAST)

Members of Lightsaber League Malaysia (LLM)
Check out more photos from the official LEGOLAND Malaysia FacebookPage. Plus online coverage by The Star as well as The New Straits Times (below):

Until next year, MAY THE FORCE BY WITH YOU!

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