Nov 30, 2012

LEGOLAND Malaysia's LEGO X'mas Tree lights up!

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Thanks to our annual passes, we have been frequent visitors to LEGOLAND Malaysia ever since our first visit back in early September. And the great news is, all 3 monkies show no signs of fatigue. Zilch. Which is pretty amazing considering I have lost count of the number of times they have been on the Project X or Dragon rollercoasters. 

We had gone to LEGOLAND Malaysia with my in-laws, who particularly enjoyed the laser-busting hunt at the Land of Adventure's Lost Kingdom ride.

We had also terrorised the theme park with their buddies as well, which they will definitely follow up with another visit really soon. I am pretty certain about that. Heh.

But the best thing to come out of our repeated visits to LEGOLAND Malaysia? We managed to convert the monkies' Mummy - who has a disdain for all things rollercoaster-ish - into a super fan of the Project X coaster!

The boys are obviously so numbed from the free-fall that they could even make monkie faces at the camera on the way down.

And with Christmas right round the bend, what better way for LEGOLAND Malaysia to celebrate the joys of the festive season than to construct a towering Christmas Tree using DUPLO LEGO bricks!

Created from 427,695 LEGO DUPLO LEGO bricks, it is Asia's Tallest LEGO Christmas Tree at 9 metres.

Here's a time-lapse video of the tree being put together over 10 weeks.

Amazing, isn't it? Decorated with 260 LEGO ornaments and 108 special LEGO LED candles, the tree towers over 'The Beginning' area of the Park and will be on display from now until early January 2013.

LEGOLAND Malaysia held a tree lighting ceremony yesterday (29 Nov), and the family and I were invited down to soak in the festivities.

We were treated to caroling by youths from the Calvary Teenage Girl’s Home, Johor Bahru as well as special appearances by LEGOLAND's mascots.

The highlight of the ceremony was undoubtedly the illumination of the LEGO Christmas Tree and when the button was pressed, it was truly a sight to behold.

With the lighting up of the tree, it marked the start of Christmas celebrations at LEGOLAND
Malaysia! Visitors can look forward to the many planned activities including special walking
characters, storytelling sessions and Christmas ornament building activities.

The building sessions will be held at LEGO Academy daily from 11am-5pm and visitors can choose to either participate in a free building session or purchase specially packed bricks at the Brick Shop. With the purchase, visitors can learn how to build each item with LEGOLAND Malaysia model builders for several hours every day and take home the festive ornaments.

After the ceremony, we took the chance to wander about LEGOLAND Malaysia. It was our first time seeing the theme park after sunset, and it was extremely beautiful with all the lights. Not to mention much MORE cooling too!

The Miniland, in particular, was absolutely enchanting and I do strongly recommend that families stay on until sunset to see the entire theme park in another light.

The lighting of the park is one of the reason, but the other more enticing reason to stay on longer is that the queues at the rides were virtually non-existent! Both Ash & Ayd went on their fave Project X ride for 3 consecutive times. The wifey and I took turns to accompany them and trust me on this - the ride's thrill factor went up several notches when I am on it during the night time!

While when we were busy screaming our heads off, Ale was keeping herself entertained with the dummy vehicle outside.

At least she enjoyed it. I think.

LEGOLAND Malaysia will close at 8pm daily until the end of this year, so do make use of the chance to experience a different side of the Park when night falls!

*Our LEGOLAND Malaysia Reviews here: PART 1 and PART 2


LEGOLAND® Malaysia, which opened to the public on 15th September 2012, is the sixth LEGOLAND
to be built in the world and the very first in Asia. Designed for families with children between the
ages of 2 and 12, LEGOLAND Malaysia features more than 40 interactive rides, shows and
attractions. For more information on ticket prices, click HERE.

How to get there:

From Johor Bahru / CIQ / Singapore via the Coastal Highway
- From Danga Bay, proceed straight via the Coastal Highway > Proceed all the way to Nusajaya > LEGOLAND Malaysia will be seen before reaching Kota Iskandar.

From Singapore via the Tuas Second Link
- Proceed until you see the Nusajaya EXIT 312 > You will see LEGOLAND Malaysia signage.

GPS: 1º 26’ 14" N 103º 37’ 2" E

There are BUS services plying from Singapore Flyer and Tuas Second Link as well. For more details, please click HERE.

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