Above is a preview of the Opee Sea Killer and Gungan Sub for the new section of Star Wars Miniland at LEGOLAND California. According to FBTB, the model includes a custom lighting system installed by Rob Hendrix of Lifelites LLC.
Among other things, the video also gives a really good look at how segments of the model were assembled after they were unpacked – the studs are shaved off so the pieces can be easily slid into the body of the model.
TLG has released this video featuring the upcoming UCS R2-D2.
Come with us as we take an exclusive look at the never before seen 10225 R2-D2™, the latest exclusive LEGO® Star Wars™ set! We’ll talk with Mike and Kurt, the talented LEGO® designers who brought this awesome model to life in LEGO® bricks. The R2-D2 set will be available directly through LEGO® beginning in May 2012 via shop.LEGO.com and at LEGO® Stores. Visit shop.LEGO.com for more details on this amazing model!
Presenting the Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2™ — the best-loved droid in the Star Wars galaxy!
Presenting the iconic R2-D2 as you’ve never seen him before! Everyone’s favorite droid from the Star Wars galaxy is now part of the Ultimate Collector Series and features fantastic detailing, such as retractable third leg, front panels that open to reveal a universal computer interface arm and a circular saw, rotating head and 2 fold-out front spacecraft linkage control arms. With the included fact plaque and R2-D2 minifigure, this diminutive model is the perfect addition to your LEGO® Star Wars™ collection!
• Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2™!
• Features retractable third leg!
• Front panels open to reveal a universal computer interface arm and circular saw!
• Features realistic rotating head!
• R2-D2 features 2 fold-out front spacecraft linkage control arms!
• Includes fact plaque and R2-D2 minifigure!
• Measures over 12″ (31 cm) high and 7″ (18 cm) wide!
The awesome staff over at Eurobricks are hosting a mini-raffle, the prize being six tickets to LEGOLAND Windsor. The raffle ends in a mere two days, on March 3, 2012, and you just have to answer two simple questions to enter. Check the thread for full rules and conditions.