Gallery: Asia's first Legoland opens in Malaysia
The wait is finally over, kiddies. Asia's first and much-hyped Legoland opens in Johor Bahru, Malaysia on September 15.
Just a quick drive from Singapore, the 750 million ringgit (US$243 million), 30-hectare theme park dedicated to the colorful kids' bricks is made up of 40 rides, shows and attractions.
Park staff claim more than 50 million bricks were used to create Legoland Malaysia, which is divided into seven sections: The Beginning; Imagination; Lego Kingdom; Land of Adventure; Miniland; Lego City; and Lego Technic.
The most impressive attraction is Miniland.
Made with more than 30 million pieces of Lego, it features recreated Asian landmarks scaled at 1:20, from Cambodia's Angkor Wat to Thailand's Wat Arun.
And you thought building your kid's Lego pirate ship was a challenge.
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Most of the rides are for the under-12 set, but there are a few attractions that the whole family will be on board with, like the 4D Lego Studios, Dino Island flume ride and Dragon Coaster.
Legoland Malaysia is the sixth theme park for the brand, joining properties in Denmark, England, Germany and two in the United States. A Legoland Hotel will open next to the Malaysia theme park in 2014.
According to Singapore media, a shuttle will depart regularly for Legoland from the Singapore Flyer. The drive takes about an hour and costs S$20.
Check out a preview of the park in the gallery above.
Legoland Malaysia: Medini, Nusajaya, Johor. Open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; +60 7 597 8888; tickets priced at 110 ringgit for under-12s, 140 ringgit for adults.
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