Hello readers! Apologize for such an unfunny title, I don’t know what to put up there.
But yeah.. I was literally stepped on Lego, and what I mean by Lego is… Legoland!!!
Last year November, I got this opportunity to present my research work at a conference in Malaysia. It’s called Advance on Computer Entertainment.
I think I did pretty well, my poster got the bronze award (but it was a vote-base system, so everyone can be subjective, right?).
The conference was good. I met awesome speakers and awesome participant (I made friend with this amazing designer from China – well, based in New York tho). The food provided was good, and the most important is…
The venue was right next to Legoland!!
So there’s a day when me and my friend, we did not have anything to do, we just jumped there and enjoyed ourselves.
I know in Odaiba, there’s a lego centre (not really similar with Legoland, but they also called it Legoland). It is indoor, smaller, and I think it’s targeted for kids.
Legoland Malaysia located in Medina, Johor Bahru. It’s an amusement park, completely different with the one in Japan.
The park itself is separated into 2 parts: Theme Park and Water Park. I only visited the ThemePark
The price for ThemePark + Water Park is 225 RM, but if you want to go to the theme park only, it will cost you 180 RM. They give you cheaper price if you’re from Malaysia.
(I was pretending to be Malaysian since I speak Bahasa Malaysia a bit, but they asked for your ID lol hahaha)
And, yeah, you can pay with SGD too (If I’m not mistaken. I accidentally handed in my SGD and they asked me if I really wanted to pay in SGD).
I think almost similar with other amusement park, you can find a lot of colorful decoration inside the park. The uniqueness is, all of the decorations are made from Lego blocks. I can’t imagine how long does it take to build one.
I came during the normal weekdays, so there were not a lot of people there.
Now come the interesting part!! The rides!!!
They have several jet coasters. We tried the one for kids first and we thought.. “Oh this is not scary”. We became over-confident and we jumped to the next one.
They decorated the jet coaster so it looks like a castle. We decided to ride that one because we thought it’s not gonna be scary.
…. I’ve never been so wrong in my life. LOL. I mean it’s not super super scary, but it still pumped up my adrenaline.
Because it was not crowded at all, there was barely any line in all of the rides. Even in the jet coaster, after one turn, the staff asked us “Do you want another round?”
They also have this education centre where you can learn how to create a robot from Lego. We actually wanted to try this, but unfortunately, this one only accept people on certain hour. And one session can last up to 1 hour, so we decided to skipped to the attraction next to it, which is….
Star Wars Gallery!!!
I am not a big fans of the series, but I do watch some of them. I am a bit familiar with the story and the character. We went inside the gallery.
Inside the gallery was like a miniature world of star wars! Everything is made from Lego, and in some of the display, there is a button which you can press and see the transition in the display.
The displays are taken from the scene in the movies.
And don’t worry if you don’t know the character or the places, they put description in the wall.
They also sell original merchandise in the gallery. If you’re an avid fans, don’t forget to check it out!!
From the gallery, we went to the outdoor exhibition.
In this exhibition, we can see all the miniatures of the famous places in Asian (mostly south-east asian). Again, these miniatures are made from Lego bricks. They’re so detailed and similar to the real one.
I think that one is from Thailand. And this one below is from Singapore
This one is Malaysia
Tanah Lot, Bali!
Taj Mahal in India
I barely tried any rides because we had to attend some sessions in the conference.
And I apologize if my pictures are not in good quality this time. I forgot to erase my memory card and I was running out of space that I needed to lower down the image quality. (As punishment, I would go to the jail, lol)
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