Legoland Malaysia is was opened on October set to open by early late 2012 in Johor Bahru at Nusajaya, Iskandar Malaysia Economic Region. This will also be the first Legoland Theme Park in Asia and sixth in the world after Denmark, Britain, California, Florida and Germany. The massive 76-acre (31 hectare) project is brought together by IDR Resorts and UK based Merlin Entertainment costing a whopping RM750 million. The good news for those across the border is that is it will only be a 20 minute drive from the Tuas Second Link to Medini in Nusajaya which is one of five flagship zones of Iskandar Malaysia. This will be the biggest family entertainment project in Johor which will attract tourist from locally, Indonesia and also Singapore.

Ticket Prices for Legoland Malaysia Update:
Tickets for Legoland Malaysia are RM140 (US$44) per adult and RM110 (US$35) per child with a RM30 rebate for MyKad holders. Read the end for the Pre-Opening Annual Pass.

Legoland Malaysia (pic from The Sun Daily)

Legoland Malaysia scale model from ImreSolt.com

Arlida Ariff, John Ussher and Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman looking
at a Malayan Tiger made from 2,500 pieces of Lego bricks - The Star

Among the attractions at Legoland Malaysia, there will be a gigantic replica of the Petronas Twin Towers, all built using Lego bricks and it will be the tallest Lego structure in the world. Replicas of famous landmarks from around the world such as India’s Taj Mahal, Beijing Bird’s Nest Stadium, Cambodia’s Angkor Wat and Singapore’s Merlion statue will also be featured, all made from Lego bricks. All the main structures will be located at Legoland’s Miniland. The theme park would also have famous buildings in Johor Baru, such as the Royal Museum, Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque and the Dataran Bandaraya clock tower. 

Perdana Putra, the prime ministers office made from Lego 

Local shops at night in Johor made from Lego bricks

The Lego structures and many attractions such as roller coaster rides will be situated outdoors while the food and beverage (F&B) outlets will be housed in air-conditioned buildings at the park. A unique 4D theatre and a kids driving school where children can obtain their first driving license, recognised by Legoland worldwide are among the highlights here. Apart from the main park, there will be a Legoland Hotel and a Lifestyle Mall in the vicinity of the park.

Replica of shoplots at Jalan Wong Ah Fook in Johor made from Lego

A total of 50 interactive rides will be available while an amazing amount of 30 million Lego Bricks are used  throughout the park for building structures. The current completion date for the park has been set for early 2012 so stay tuned for news announcements. For further details on tickets and information, please read the end of this article.

Legoland town from one of the other parks

Legoland California

For construction updates of this project, The Theme Park Guy has pictures of the place going through the building process as he visited the site in early January. Further news updates include an MRT Station which is planned to open next to the theme park here. No details are confirmed but if it happens, it would surely be a wonder for those wanting an easy ride here. And because of the tropical weather here in Malaysia, queuing areas will be covered as the developer has ordered thousands of trees to be planted within the park grounds.

Iskandar Malaysia Map (click to enlarge)

Legoland Malaysia Map

One thing I foresee is that many will capitalize on Travel and Tour Packages to Legoland Malaysia. Tour companies will take the opportunity to include this package for Malaysians, Singaporeans and Indonesians making the Southern region a worthy visit for holiday makers. Imagine spending 4-5 days around here where you get a chance to visit Singapore's Universal Studios, Sentosa Island and Legoland Johor in one visit where everything is just a drive away.

Legoland Location: Nusajaya, Johor
Legoland Malaysia Ticket Prices: RM140 (US$44) per adult and RM110 (US$35) per child with a RM30 rebate for MyKad holders.

Annual Passes:
Pre-Opening Annual Pass (12 month validity)
Adult RM195
Child (3-11) RM150

Normal Annual Pass
Adult RM275
Child (3-11) RM210

Opening Times: 10am - 6pm.

Attractions: Main Theme Park, 4D Theater, Kids Driving School, Legoland Hotel, Lifestyle Mall

Construction Status: 40% complete (Completed!)

Legoland Themepark Malaysia construction (Pic by The Sun Daily)

For future updates, please visit the official Legoland Malaysia Website. If you are looking for a job career in Legoland Malaysia, please email: career.legoland@my-iib.com

Ticket prices for Legoland have yet to be confirmed but the word out there is that it will be very affordable for a family of six people. The ticket price for an adult in Legoland California is around US$69 (RM210) per day so there are a lot of guesses on how it will be priced here in Malaysia. I am pretty sure that for the opening, there will be Family Package Tickets and promotional prices. The park is also targeting about 1.5 million visitors annually. For those who want to do some shopping, there is the recently opened Johor Premium Outlets (JPO) in Iskandar Johor.

Legoland Location Map Malaysia

For family theme parks, there is also KidZania Kuala Lumpur at The Curve NX which is now open December 2011 (Delayed to early 2012). So there are a number of kids and family interactive theme parks in Malaysia now. I am pretty sure that most of you would have had some experience playing with Lego in your younger days. I clearly remember my uncle from the UK who brought a massive Lego Box Set as a gift when I was about seven years old. That alone kept me busy for many years so you can imagine the thrill of visiting an entire park filled with these little colourful bricks. See Legoland Johor Opening Pictures during my visit there. Hope that you have already made your way to Legoland Malaysia.

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