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Legoland set to debut 350,000-brick Star Wars centerpiece

The dark side of the force will be strong at Legoland this week, as the Winter Haven theme park debuts a massive 350,000-brick Star Destroyer to the public.

The display debuts May 4 and will be the centerpiece at Star Wars Days, which will be at Legoland the next three weekends, offering visitors model-building tips and a visit with the world’s largest Rey, Yoda and Chewbacca Lego models.

The 16-foot-long Destroyer, which took 1,800 total hours to build, will be among a display of several moments from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the seventh entry in the Star Wars movie saga.

Overall, the display took 4,200 hours to build, according to a Legoland representative.

The event will also mark the debut of new Star Wars characters including Lego Captain Phasma and Lego Darth Vader.

The event starts May 5 and will run for three weekends. The cost of the event is covered with admission to the theme park.

Ticket prices start at $74.99 and more information can be found at legoland.com/florida.

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