Star Wars Days at Legoland are our FAVE!

there is no question that we love Star Wars AND Legos over here. with a house full of boys, there’s no getting around it. and when my boys heard that there was a full scale X-Wing Fighter built of Legos coming to Legoland in Carlsbad, they about flipped out. yes…a 1:1 scale, over 5 million piece Lego Set has been built, replicating a Star Wars X-Wing Fighter. You can read a little more about it here.

this weekend, June 15-16, 2013, Legoland is having it’s annual LEGO® Star Wars Days…perfect for Father’s Day. guests can dress up as their favorite Star Wars character, have a meet and greet with Darth Vader, the 501st and Rebel Legion, search for mini Yodas in Miniland and participate in a variety of Star Wars adventures.

Star Wars Miniland is no doubt my boy’s favorite place to be in Legoland. every time we go, we spend a long time enjoying the Star Wars models and miniature lands built of LEGOs. it really is amazing.

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check out this life-sized LEGO R2 D2. my littlest was in love.

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many models of our favorite Star Wars Heroes line the paths at Star Wars Miniland.

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my boys spend a lot of their time checking out the different scenes of the favorite Star Wars movies replicated in LEGOs. i love how the LEGO Brickmasters have brought in natural elements to bring each scene to life.

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i’m no expert on Star Wars, so i can’t exactly tell you what Episodes these Star Wars scenes are from, but any of my boys could tell you in a heart beat.

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if your kiddies love Star Wars, they would absolutely love Star Wars Miniland.

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and beginning this weekend, the life-sized X-Wing Fighter will be on display until December 31st.

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i have got to get my boys back to see this. weighing in at more than 45,000 pounds, it is the world’s largest LEGO model. this 1:1 replica X-wing model is 11 feet tall, stretches 43 feet long and has a wingspan of 44 feet.

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going to Legoland to check it out is definitely on our summer to-do list. Legoland is my kids happy place. if you haven’t been…try to get your kiddies their. you won’t be disappointed.

What part of Legoland is your kiddies favorite?

Star Wars Halloween Printable

having all boys around here means playing Star Wars every day and all day. so to get in the spirit of the Halloween season, i made a little Star Wars Halloween printable to decorate my house with. the boys are in love with it…and they think i’m a cool mom. well hey! if i have to have Star Wars around the house, i might as well make it cute!

i made the print to fit in an 8 x 10″ frame. and i think it turned out quite nice!
you can print one for yourself too.
click here to download!
Happy October!
 

STAR WARS™ Fan Day at The Discovery Science Center

Discovery Science Center STAR WARS™ Fan Day
Saturday, March 3, 2012

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

calling all Star Wars™ fans! visit Discovery Science Center this Saturday is the fourth Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination ‘fan day’!!!! this special ‘fan day’ will feature an exciting presentation teaching “Galactic Survival Skills” and on the “Speed of Light.” don’t forget to wear your favorite Star Wars costume and brush up on your Star Wars trivia for our Trivia Challenge.

Special Presentation: “Galactic Survival Skills ”

Join us as we explore the equipment and skills necessary to survive the various planets of the Star Wars universe and those of our own solar system. Learn all about terrain and climate, and alien life and sociology including how alien languages and diplomatic techniques can vary between species



Special Presentation: “Speed of Light”
This presentation brings “Light Speed” into perspective with a real-world look into the speed of light, and just how fast “Light Speed” really is!
 
kids ages 3-14 get free general admission 
when they wear a Star Wars costume on any Fan Day!!!

 

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Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination
Exhibit Dates:
November 18th 2011 through April 15th, 2012
 
General Science Center Admission:
Adults $14.95  •  Children (3-14) $12.95  •  Seniors (60+) $12.95
Star Wars Exhibit Admission:
Non-members: $10 at the door  •  $8 Online
Members: $8 at the door  • $6 Online  •  All-Access Upgrade $15
*General admission is required to purchase Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination tickets.

Twas the Night Before Christmas

and all through the house. not a creature was stirring not even a Wookie! 
so excited for tomorrow. the kiddies are going to be thrilled. there is no better feeling than being a parent and seeing the joy on your children’s faces.
Merry Christmas!
{p.s. the adorable Chewbacca softies were made by me using this awesome pattern by Draw! Pilgrim}

Star Wars at Discovery Science Center

if you have any Star Wars fans in your family, the Discovery Science Center’s all new Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit is an absolute must see! the boys and i had the opportunity to experience this last thursday. they were in Star Wars heaven. i actually couldn’t get them to go home without a fight. they wanted to go home, get their costumes and come back.

imagine a world with humanoid robots translating languages, landspeeders whizzing down the highway, and X-wing Starfighters protecting the skies. could these technologies, limited only to the fantasy worlds of Star Wars™, actually become a reality?  find out as Discovery Science Center hosts an out-of-this-world exhibit, Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination, presented by Bose Corporation.

the Star Wars exhibit includes…..ALL which my boys LOVED are:

• building and testing your own speeders and robots
• real artifacts from all six Star Wars films
(Luke’s Landspeeder Model and Vehicle, Anakin Jedi Costume, Obi-Wan Kenobi Costume, Yoda puppet, C-3PO Costume, R2-D2 Droid, Princess Leia Costume, Imperial Walker AT-AT Model, Stormtrooper Costume, Lightsaber Props, Darth Vader Costume and more!)
• driving a hover craft
• a millennium falcon experience!
• exploring the technology of droids and landspeeders
• and much more!


Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination

Exhibit Dates:

November 18th 2011 through April 15th, 2012


General Science Center Admission:
Adults $14.95  •  Children (3-14) $12.95  •  Seniors (60+) $12.95

Star Wars Exhibit Admission:
Non-members: $10 at the door  •  $8 Online
Members: $8 at the door  • $6 Online  •  All-Access Upgrade $15

*General admission is required to purchase Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination tickets.