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Legoland to display world’s biggest Death Star model

Tuesday - Jun 18, 2013, 03:15am (GMT+5.5)
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Kuala Lumpur - Legoland Malaysia theme park is all set to treat fans of the sci-fi movie series `Star Wars` by displaying the world’s biggest Death Star model.

The 6m tall model, which is made from 723,150 pieces of Lego bricks, will be installed by the end of the next month, the Star Online reported.

The model was designed to resemble the iconic moon-sized space station and super weapon that was first introduced in George Lucas’ Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

According to the theme park’s model shop manager Stefan Bentivoglio, who headed a team of eight model builders for the project, the Lego Miniland Death Star took 200 hours to design and it will take another 1,800 hours to build and assemble.

He told the publication that the sphere weighed about a tonne when completed with the installation of 135kg of stainless steel frames.

The model, which is 90 percent complete, will also shoot laser beams accompanied with sound effects to make the Death Star come to life from the silver screen.

He said that the sphere of 2.3m diameter would light up at night with the help of about 10,000 glow-in-the dark Lego bricks of white, dark grey, light grey colours to stay as true as possible to the one in the movie series.


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