The LEGO brand stores and online shop will be offering a free mini-figure, Darth Revan, with qualifying purchases. Bear in mind that the price threshold varies from country country. Revan seems an odd choice as the character is from the eleven year old video game, Knights of the Old Republic. That's probably a good thing though, since LEGO Star Wars sets now include an abundance of mini-figures and Darth Revan probably wouldn't slot into a set anytime soon. This also may be a last window of opportunity to get Expanded Universe characters, with Disney's Lucasfilm reportedly encouraging licensees to focus on the classic trilogy movies.
Discounts are always advertised for the May 4th weekend at LEGO stores, but vary in quality depending on your locality. What is more exciting for fans is the first chance to own the new Sandcrawler (75059), a vehicle that hasn't been immortalised in LEGO for nearly ten years. With a significantly higher piece count and price point, this version is closer to real-scale than the (still fun) original release. The one unfortunate aspect of the set is that LEGO felt too miserly to throw in Aunt Beru, which means collectors will now have two lonely Uncle Owen mini-figures...
Throughout the rest of May LEGO stores will also have activities for kids, including Build a Starship, Find the Droids and a Star Wars-themed Club Meeting with exclusive t-shirt. As with most things, which events run will likely depend on your location.
The LEGOLAND Windsor Resort will also be making the most of May 4th, with Star Wars Days running from Saturday 3rd – Monday 5th May. The park does tend to be busy on these days, but they are a real treat – the amount of costumed characters wandering the park is amazing, and with Star Wars music playing from any available speaker there's no escaping the will of the force.
The LEGOLAND Windsor Resort will be celebrating international Star Wars™ Day on May 4 with not one BUT three jam packed LEGO® Star Wars™ days. A whole platoon of costumed characters will be invading with daily marches from the 501st UK Garrison and guests are invited to join in by dressing as their favourite Star Wars™ heroes in the daily fancy dress competition. A range of themed activities will also be on offer from LEGO builds to learning how to handle a lightsaber.
PLUS there's a whole LEGO galaxy to check out in the LEGO Star Wars™ Miniland which uses over 1.5 million LEGO bricks to recreate seven of the most iconic scenes from the legendary movies and the animated TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars™. The finale is a gallery of twelve 3-foot high LEGO models of the most famous Star Wars™ heroes and villains including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Chewbacca and even Yoda – plus, of course, the fans’ favourite - R2-D2.
The event is included in the normal LEGOLAND Windsor Resort ticket price; entry is FREE for those aged under three and to Premium Annual Pass Holders. Pre-booking is advised to guarantee entry at www.legoland.co.uk. Booking online means you can enjoy up to 25% discount on day ticket prices and print your tickets at home for quick entrance on the day: adult ticket from £35.10 and child (3-15) from £31.05.
With an amazing hotel and over 55 interactive rides, live shows, building workshops, driving schools and attractions, including the splashtastic DUPLO Valley, the famous Dragon rollercoaster and LEGO Legends of Chima™ 4D Movie Experience, the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort is the perfect location for families with children under 12.
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