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Build your own ‘Star Wars’ scene

This Millennium Falcon is part of one of the “Star Wars” scenes at Legoland.
This Millennium Falcon is part of one of the “Star Wars” scenes at Legoland. Rick Bentley/The Fresno Bee

Among the new toys being released in connection with the upcoming “Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens” are multiple LEGO sets. Fans of the franchise have always been able to buy sets of the tiny blocks to create miniature versions of scenes from the movies and now there are more options.

Nothing compares to the displays at Legoland California Resort. The facility has an entire area devoted to scenes from the movies. You can go from seeing Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, C-3PO and R2-D2 on Tatooine to the forest moon that’s the home for the Ewoks.

There are also life size statues of the characters including a massive Chewbacca.

It is amazing how detailed the scenes are. If you would like to take a look, Legoland California resort is located just off Interstate 5 in Carlsbad. That’s one hour south of Anaheim.

The best part about Legoland’s displays is that you won’t step on one of the tiny bricks in the middle of the night.

Rick Bentley: 559-441-6355, @RickBentley1

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