Sneak Peek of the LEGOLAND theme park
Monday, 3 Sep 2012
Get ready, get set, LEGOLAND is due to open in 10 days – and we can’t wait!
Well, ok, we didn’t have to. The nice peeps at LEGOLAND gave us a little sneak peak, so we could test out some of the 40 rides.
The result? We give it a big thumbs up.
We were impressed with the size of the park, the friendly staff and the amazing LEGO creations.
From giant giraffes to roaring lions to oversized octopuses, these skilfully made creations are dotted throughout the park. The highlight of these creations at the centre of the park is Miniland where 17 countries and cities including Singapore, Johor Bahru and Kuala Lumpur have been built on a scale of 1:20 using 30 million LEGO bricks. Fun fact: this is the largest MINILAND ever built for a new park and the project took more than three years to complete.
The park is recommend for 2 to 12 years, but disappointingly for our 3 year-old, lots of rides required a minimum height of a metre. (In fact, we found only 3 rides she could go on). So you need to manage those ‘little’ expectations well in advance to avoid disappointment.
We were impressed with the hands-on interactive nature of all the attractions. You can push, pedal, program, steer, squirt and splash your way through the park. And of course there was building too.
Overall we give it a big thumbs up. Even though it was very hot (you NEED hats and sunscreen), and there was no water park to cool off, it was a fantastic day out.
The most amazing result?
It inspired our little one to come back and play with her LEGO blocks at home. Now that is a good result!
How to get there?
If you are driving it is a very short trip – about an hour door-to-door. You use the Tuas link, which is an added bonus. See the website for driving instructions.
There is also a new bus service which departs every 30 minutes from the Singapore Flyer. This service is operated by WTS Travel and the new direct route is priced at SG$20 per person. The first coach leaves at 830am.
LEGOLAND Malaysia opens to the public on 15 September. Open daily 10am-6pm. Day ticket MYR140/$56; annual pass MYR275/$115 for adults and MYR180/$75 for children (3-11 years).