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Legoland Building 50 Pound Jawa Sandcrawler

Legoland's master builders were hard at work today, installing a model of a Jawa sandcrawler in preparation for the park's reveal of the expanded "Star Wars'' Miniland section on Thursday.

The model of the sandcrawler featured in "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope'' is made up of more than 15,000 Lego bricks. The final product weighed in at more than 50 pounds, park officials said.

Other new models will be introduced, as well, including representations of the ion cannon in the Rebel base on the planet Hoth, a Crystal City building and a model of the giant opee sea killer on Naboo.

A dozen characters will be represented as 3-foot0tall mini figures that will be on display in the "Star Wars'' Gallery. Each figure was constructed from about 10,000 Lego bricks.

New scenes were added to "Star Wars'' Miniland from the six movies and the animated series "Star Wars: The Clone Wars.''

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