star wars at legoland

March 30, 2015

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Up to this point, the girls were only fans of Clone Wars the cartoon, but have never watched Star Wars. Ben and I have tried to coax them to watching it with us, but they said it looks scary, so they always said no. Well, after this little visit, it excited them about Star Wars, and they told us they were ready to finally watch the movies. We started with Episode I last weekend, and finished up Episode II: Attack of the Clones this past weekend. They are so anxious about how it all plays out because they are so baffled at how Anikin becomes Darth Vader. We tell them “Just wait, you’ll see.” The movie also brings about good conversations about what can happen when you just follow your own desires, without disregard to others; it really can lead down a dark path in real life too.

The girls had so much fun at the event. They were excited to make their own starships and see R2-D2 roaming around. Brave was the only one Brave enough to go up to him. Of course, they got a little nervous when Darth Vader and the Storm Troopers came out, but they forgot about them once the Death Star was unveiled. It is an impressive work of Lego art. It spans 8 ft. wide, 13 ft. hight and weighs more than 1900 pounds! We also learned that there are Master Builders that have the job of putting these Lego works of art together. It sounded like a fun job to all of us!
I have a feeling you will start seeing more Star Wars inspired projects in this space. Glow is already requesting to be Yoda for Halloween. She is always giggling anytime we watch his scenes in the movie. It’s so freakin’ cute! Are you or your kids Star Wars geeks? I have fond memories of watching it with my parents when I was little, so it’s special to be able to do that now with my own girls.

6 comments on “star wars at legoland”

  • Hannah says:

    What a fun day! The pictures are lovely and I wonder how someone becomes a Master Builder?

    PS did you guys watch the Lego movie?

  • Holly says:

    My oldest (5) is still super sensitive about “bad guys” or any kind of suspense so we haven’t watched yet but I know he will love them in a few years. He loves space, rockets, stars and all that jazz, just not villains..yet! It’s crazy how kids can be so different. My almost three year old would love it, he’s not so sensitive about that kind of thing, loves anything spooky, and is having a Nightmare Before Christmas Birthday party! I mainly wanted to comment because I recently read a great post over at Angry Chicken about her girls watching Star Wars (and the order of watching them) and your post reminded me of it. You are two of my fave bloggers ever so I thought it was fun that you both posted about showing Star Wars to your girls!

  • Hannah says:

    Love Star Wars! Something I hope to pass on to my future kids 🙂

  • bribri says:

    Oh la la it ‘s very nice
    Good week

  • nikki says:

    how cool they are into star wars!! looks like so much fun!

    xx nikki

  • Kai Chan says:

    adorable! my boyfriend and i will have to go visit then! hes a big star wars geek and i’m just learning now im old enough to understand all the lines and details ha! 🙂

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