3 September 2012, Johor, Malaysia – 76-Acre LEGOLAND Malaysia will be the sixth LEGOLAND Park in the world to open on 15 September 2012 in Medini North, Nusajaya, the heart of leisure and tourism of Iskandar Malaysia. Located just around 10 minutes drive from the Second Link connecting Singapore and Malaysia, LEGOLAND Malaysia joins the the other five theme parks in Denmark, United Kingdom, Germany, Florida and California. The first LEGOLAND Park was built in Billund, Denmark in 1968. Incidentally, this year LEGO celebrates its 80th Anniversary. Read about it here.
The full day family theme park has more than 40 family rides, shows and attractions for families with children 2 to 12 years old. You can expect rides that are hands-on that let you push, pull, pedal, programme, steer, squirt, splash, crawl or climb.
Some 50 million LEGO bricks were used to build all the models in the park.
This is the entrance area where you would be welcomed by the Entry Archway, The Big Shop and Pick A Brick. This is where you purchase your entry tickets before entering the theme park. At The Big Shop, you can shop for LEGO toys in the region’s largest LEGO retail outlet which covers an area of 1,000 square metres. You can get rare items and merchandise sourced by the LEGO Group from Europe. You would probably go overboard just as we did during the media preview with the over 500 LEGO sets and more than 1,500 licensed LEGO products.
At the Brick Shop, you can purchase single LEGO bricks. There are 275 different LEGO elements to help you build your own unique designs. Create your own LEGO figurines at the Build-A-Minifigure section at The Brick Shop.
Just outside the entrance of LEGOLAND Malaysia is The Lifestyle Mall. Phase 1A of the development of The Lifestyle Mall and [email protected] North comprises collonade-style retail outlets and alfresco dining. Subsequent phases will include entertainment such as cinema, bowling, arcade centre as well as indoor ice-skating, laser tag, indoor sky diving and indoor go kart.
This is the heart of legoland, where you get miniature versions (scale of 1:20) of Asian cities including Singapore’s Merlion, Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, India’s Taj Mahal, Malaysia’s Petronas Twin Towers and many others. Kuala Lumpur city landmarks make up the largest exhibit followed by Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Singapore.
The Singapore Flyer and Fullerton Hotel are featured in the Singapore cluster.
There are 17 highly detailed clusters that pay tributes with more than 30 million LEGO bricks to 12 different cities and countries in Asia. Miniland was designed and built by more than 100 people from around the world. It took two years of 3D design and production before a training studio was established in Malaysia and the models were built. Most were constructed locally at the LEGOLAND Model Shop in Nusa Cemeriang in Johor Bahru while others were built in the USA, Denmark, England, Germany and the Czech Republic before being transported in cargo containers.
Do look out for the 10 metres high Petronas Twin Towers which are the tallest Miniland models ever made and they contain more than 500,000 LEGO bricks.
Imagination is where LEGO knows no limits. Here you will find The Build and Test Centre, DUPLO Express, Observation Tower, DUPLO Playtown, Kid’s Power Tower and LEGO Studios.
- At the Build and Test Centre, there are thousands of LEGO bricks for you to experiment, test and build. Construct and race cars and test your buildings on the earthquake table.
- Duplo Expressoffers a colourful five carriage train for ten passengers each time.
- The Observation Tower lifts 1,000 visitors each hour to a viewing position of 41 m above the ground where you can enjoy an aerial view of the theme park. The top of the Observation Tower is the highest point in the Park at 60m.
- Explore your very own child size city at DUPLO Playtown.
- The Kid’s Power Tower lets you test your strength as you pull your two-seat car up a nine metre rope.
- LEGO Studiosoffers a very enjoyable 4D movie adventure where you you can experience, wind, smoke, water and snow while watching the cartoon in 3D. Here you can also enjoy the refreshing air-conditioning.
LEGO Technic is where the high speed rides and high tech LEGO are.
- Project X – LEGOLAND Malaysia’s fastest ride. The roller coaster has a steep switchback track and each car takes 4 riders on a ride up to 18 metres above the ground.
- Technic Twister – Spin the wheel to control one of twelve colourful LEGO pods which can take a total of 60 people at a time on a high geared whirlwind ride.
- Aquazone Wave Racers – Ride and dodge water bombs and the four water guns that spectators can fire at you while you whiz around the circular tracks. Expect to get wet at this ride.
- LEGO Mindstorms – Build the future out of LEGO bricks.
- LEGO Academy – Helps model builders of all ages to turn designs into reality.
LEGO Kingdom is where legends come to life in LEGO.
- The Dragon – A roller coaster that takes you into the royal castle on a journey into the Middle Ages. There are three fire-breathing dragons to ride. Not for the weak hearted. This ride is pretty heart dropping!! You’ll want to go for more rides on the Dragon.
- The Dragon’s Apprentice – For the younger riders, this is a much tamer version of The Dragon ride.
- The Forestman’s Hideout- A tree-top adventure in the multi-level playground for both children and their parents. Here you’ll find slides and ropes which are suitable for all.
- Merlin’s Challenge – A high speed carousel for parents and children that has 24 cars which can accommodate 48 visitors at a time.
- The Royal Joust – A classic medieval contest where puts you on one of the 20 LEGO horses.
- The Kings Market- An open-air marketplace located in the Castle’s Courtyard. Shop for special themed costumes. SHOPPING!!!
Land of Adventure
At the Land of Adventure, go on a daring journey into ancient LEGO worlds.
- Dino Island – Take a boat voyage through a forgotten time. Pass rocky outcrops, man-eating plants and a dinosaur lagoon. There is a twelve-metre high waterfall and expect to get wet. Three million litres of water is used on the Park’s wettest ride.
- Lost Kingdom – Almost 1,000 heroes each hour can board a desert off-roader and discover the secrets of the ancient temple. You can use laser guns to shoot your way through a labyrinth and battle evil mummies and dodge deadly traps.
- Bettle Bounce – launches children up and down a 15 foot tower, nearly touching gigantic LEGO beetles with every bounce.
- Pharaoh’s Revenge – This children’s play area lets young children create their own adventures.
This city is where Kids can learn to drive at the Driving school for Kids, captain a boat, drive their own LEGOLAND cars, apply for drivers license or join the Fire Rescue Academy to put out a fire in LEGO fire trucks. Look out for the LEGO City Airport that gives potential pilots and their parents the chance to lift off together in a LEGO aeroplane. The Shipyard that lets you climb and crawl with their parents and LEGOLAND Express train that carries 60 at a a time over real tracks.
MAYBANK Partners LEGOLAND Malaysia
Maybank has laid its LEGO brick imprint for a five-year partnership withe Legoland Malaysia as the official retail bank. This partnership enables Maybank to tap into the country’s growing tourism market and also to build its brand presence to an international audience.
The bank will be the sole provider of retail banking services within Legoland Malaysia as well as Legoland Malaysia Water Theme Park and Legoland Hotel when they open.
Maybank customers in Malaysia and the region will also get to enjoy special savings and exclusive benefits.
On a corporate social responsibility front, Maybank Foundation has reserved 1,000 tickets for deserving school children and its beneficiaries. Maybank will also be organising various reward programmes to enable underprivileged children to visit Legoland.
Dining at LEGOLAND
LEGOLAND Malaysia offers 3 restaurants (The Cafe, Pizza Mania and Market Restaurant), 4 food stands (Robot Kitchen, Knight’s Feast, The Jungle Cafe and The Snack Bar), 11 food carts and a combined restaurant seating for over 1,400 people around the park so you wouldn’t go hungry. The average adult meal at any of the three restaurants will cost between RM10.50 and RM23. For kids, there is a meal deal of RM15 which includes a main, side and drink.
There are direct coaches operated by WTS Travel from Singapore Flyer to Nusajaya priced at S$20 per person as well as direct shuttle service from Tuas 2nd Link if you would like to take a coach in. Take a shuttle service from Jurong East and Boon Lay to the Tuas 2nd Link. Once your clear the immigration check point, the direct shuttle brings you to LEGOLAND and Johor Premium Outlets (JPO). For more information, click here.
You can also drive in and park in one of the 3,500 parking bays available next to the Park. LEGOLAND is 15 minutes from the Tuas 2nd Link and 30 minutes from the Woodlands Causeway. Turn out at Exit 312 to Nusajaya along the Malaysia-Singapore 2nd Link Highway.
Choose from a day ticket for single entry for one day or the LEGOLAND Annual Pass which is valid for 12 months for unlimited visits during normal operating hours. Visit www.legoland.my for more information.
Adult: RM275 | Child (3-11): RM210 | Senior (60+): RM210
(MyKad holders enjoy a RM30 rebate at the gate for a limited time only
Adult: RM140 | Child (3-11) – RM110 | Senior (60+) – RM110
LEGOLAND Malaysia Operating Hours: Open daily from 10am to 6pm but close at 8pm on weekends and during public and school holidays. Closed on Wednesdays outside of holiday periods.