Still Loving Legoland

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I’m not into long haul flying. Particularly, I’m not into the time it takes to get from New Zealand to anywhere. With this in mind, Jack and I broke up out 10 and 13 hour flights with a stop over in Legoland Malaysia.Β It was my second visit to the park and there was a lot more going on this time in terms of performers and people dressed up as lego characters.

The Lego Movie came out the day we got back to the Philippines so there weren’t any movie characters at the park last time. Luckily, this time around we could get our photo taken with Wyldstyle! I heard Emmet was walking around the pizza area, but we never saw him.

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The WTS Coach from Singapore pulled up at 10 am and we began our day checking out Legoland first. Here is a picture of Jack soon after we arrived – just chilling with this guy. What the pictures don’t show is how hot and humid it was. Although thunder was predicted we never saw any. In fact there were clear skies the entire time we were in the park.

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We found SpiderMan swinging about Legoland Kuala Lumpur. I love seeing my favourite Asian cities in lego-form. It’s so impressive and really captures the essence of each place. The detail and little comic additions is also fantastic.

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No need to go to India now!

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Elephants at Ankor Wat.

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Panda at the Great Wall of China.

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Guy going over a cliff in a barrel.

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Jeepney in the Philippines! Now there is a familiar sight!

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Wat Arun in Bangkok. One of the places I visited last New Year.

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Jack enjoyed himself, but we both agreed it was far too hot. It was much hotter than when I visited the park with Tiernan in February. But we managed to make our way around the miniland and main park.

After last time, we decided not to go on the log ride. There is a ride that will get you completely drenched without having to go to the waterpark side. Although we probably would have dried quickly, we didn’t fancy being uncomfortable! There were plenty of other rides to go on!

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There are a lot of side-show type games in the KingdomΒ area. Jack was really interested in these and it’s probably where we wasted the most money. I did manage to walk away with a purple, stuffed hippo (now named Plippo).

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We spent about three hours in Legoland before deciding it was too hot to go on. So off we went to the water park! Our first stop was a dash into the wave pool. We kept saying how awesome it was over and over again – such a relief to be in water! Next, we went on most of the slides. Jack won every race, and then we had a lunch of wedges, chips and curly fries. Every kind of chip!

There were grand plans for two hours on the Lazy River, but I discovered I was sun burned and we didn’t want to risk getting more burned. The day was called at 4 pm and we took an early bus home. Still a lovely day. Still want to go again.

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Legoland!

The last thing we did during our Singapore trip was really the whole point we did a stop over at all – visited Legoland Malaysia. Now, I am a big fan of Lego and New Zealand does not have a Leogland at all, so it was a bit like being the adult who never got to go to Disneyland as a kid and then finally gets to go. We went from seeing the real merlion to the teeny plastic one!

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Something you should know about me, I am quite scared of heights. That also means I have a problem with big drops and normally can’t handle rollercoasters, but the rides at Legoland sit just on the turning point between fun and scary (ie. they don’t go upside which ways). Judging by the picture below, I was having a pretty good time! Weeee!

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Tiernan and I were so a buzz with Lego! What was even more perfect is that it was only a few days before the Lego Movie came out (which is an awesome movie). The last few weeks have been all Lego all the time. we even bought a little set to put together once we got back to Manila.

I really related to Legoland Malaysia because it was a miniature version of every where I have lived and loved. Like the Omar Ali Suffudien Mosque in Bandar, where I lived as a kid, Looks exactly like the real thing!

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We spent the morning walking around like tourists with our big ol’ backpacks on! Eventually we worked out (too late) that there are lockers around the place – and big ones in the waterpark area – so we really didn’t need to carry all our gear with us. We spent the afternoon in the waterpark, so there aren’t any photos. Indeed, I left my camera battery in Singapore, so I carried my camera around all day and couldn’t use it! Thank goodness for iPhones, right? How could I live with myself without a picture of Tiernan pretending to feed a lego parrot? Seriously.

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In the end it was a really long day. All morning walking around Legoland. All afternoon going up and down the water slides. Racing back to Legoland to have one last re-match on the tomb ride. Then getting back to Singapore by coach at 9.30pm! Sleepy, sunburned, happy, worth it!