Sunday, February 17, 2013

M'sia: Let's go to Legoland! Part 1

After 5 days of hard work every week, you would want to enjoy your weekend to the fullest right? Every weekend i try to find something interesting to do, like find a nice cafe to enjoy some good food or visit new places like Gardens by the Bay. Sometime last month, decided to take one step further and visit Legoland in Johor, Malaysia! Bought an online deal with the *cousins, $58 for the admission tickets with coach transport to and fro, which i thought was quite worth it!
7.45am: Gathered with everyone at Golden Mile complex. Bus supposedly departing at 8.30am.

The whole big group of us entering Malaysia together!I hope one day we get to travel somewhere further! Stupid bus came late that day at about 9am+ (supposed to be 8.30am depart de lor!) but thankfully there was no queue at the customs and everything went smoothly. Journey took about an hour and we reached Legoland even before it was open!

Hanged around outside Legoland and decided to have KFC breakfast! Time to spend some Ringgit! 1 SGD : RM 2.45! :D

Everyone happy and excited to be out of the country to a brand new themepark experience!

Took a map and started planning which ride(s) to go on first. Decided to give a few rides a miss though.

 Group photos along the way! Quite amazed by some of the huge structures that were entirely made of Lego bricks! Once a while i will wonder if they are made brick by brick or it's just the exterior, LOL I guess we will never know.

Headed for the dragon roller coaster straight! There were 2 of it - A small one and a bigger version so obviously we went for the bigger one! We were so happy there were practically no and little queue for every ride! My friend who came during the opening month told me he had to queue up for at least 45 mins for each roller coaster! Can you believe it!

The figurines made of Lego bricks too! Very impressive i would say.

I would say the dragon roller coaster was not scary at all. However it was still fun, so in the end we went for the ride 3 times in a row since there wasn't any queue at all! We were like, "Let's go again!" and we never get off our seats. LOL

The ancient mummy ride which is nothing like our USS Roller coaster, this is a simple track ride but you get to use a "gun" to shoot at different targets to earn points. Something like the Buzz lightyear ride if you have been to Disneyland.

By now, you should realised we took quite a lot of group shots, LOL

Along the way, there are random structures made entire out of  Lego bricks! Great for photo taking! :D

There are also games stall for you to win some really huge prizes! I think this is where most of us spent all over ringgits on! I spent like maybe RM70 on these games alone? There are games like throwing balls onto buckets, "Fishing"for frog to accumulate points, throwing balls to knock down cans etc. Come to think it, really quite waste money lor!

The girls and their hard earned unicorns from the games, LOL

This is one of the lame games that we decided to give it a miss. Basically you have to waste your strength and energy to pull yourself up to the top, release to come back down and pull yourself up again for the whole duration of the ride...

Queued up for the tower to get a bird's eye view of the whole themepark!

Apparently there are still some parts of the park that are still under construction like the Lego hotel and the adjacent water park! I guess we will be coming back again the future once everything is done? Maybe towards end of year?

Off to the boating school where we get to steer our own boat!

This game quite fun. If your motive is to block and bum your friend's boat, LOLOLOL
More photos at the playground! They have official photographer all over the park but firstly they will take a photo for you (then give you a ticket for you to view and maybe purchase it at the end) and then they will help to take a photo using your own cam. Then again, since you already have the photo in your own cam, who will go buy the "official" one?

One of the rides where you can form teams among your group and challenge each other in a fire fighting mission!

We had to use all our strength to steer our "vehicle" to right in front of the burning building and then "pump" water through the fire hydrant, aim the nozzle at the "fire" and extinguish it. After which, steer the vehicle back to the starting point! Everything within 5 mins or so, we literally rushed like mad. Damn funny! Should have taken a video, LOL

Passed by one of the restaurant in the themepark and decided to go in take a look! Even the interior has the Lego element in it! What a nice and cute atmosphere to have your meal in. (We ate at another place in the end though.)

Went for the 4D animation show! The show was quite cool with the 3D + wind and snow effect! It was literally snowing in the theatre but it's actually foam, and there were LOTS of it! Kept "snowing" non stop through the show, LOL
Shall end part 1 of the Legoland post with this random lego squirrel among the bushes! Stay tuned for Part 2!

Legoland Part 1 |  Legoland Part 2