LEGOLAND Malaysia Halloween Brick-or-Treat 2017

LEGOLAND Malaysia Halloween Brick-or-Treat is an annual spooktacular family-friendly Halloween event that takes place from 6 to 29 October 2017. Guests can dress in costume, collect goodies at “brick-or-treat” hut, or participate in the After Dark party and costume contest. Or they can simply enjoy the fun rides and attractions that LEGOLAND has to offer!

When I broke the good news to Edison that we’ll be heading to LEGOLAND for the Halloween event, his face lit up as his eyes widened. He was on cloud nine because this was his first time attending a Halloween event, and it’s happening at his favourite theme park, LEGOLAND. Obviously, he was also more than thrilled to break away from SA2 revision LOL.

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LEGOLAND Malaysia Halloween Brick-or-Treat

What to Expect at LEGOLAND Malaysia Brick-or-Treat

Here are some of the featured activities at this year’s Brick-or-Treat that you can look forward to:

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LEGOLAND Malaysia Halloween Brick-or-Treat
Spooky Trail

Pick up your Brick-or-Treat Show Guide from the first hut (near the entrance). Collect your first Halloween stamp here and proceed to the next 4 activity huts. Once you’ve collected all the 5 stamps, you can head to the redemption hut at LEGO Kingdom zone to redeem your mystery gift. There are different activities at each hut, for instance Scream-oo-Meter, Learn-A-Spell, etc.

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Testing his lung power at Scream-oo-Meter

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LEGOLAND Malaysia Halloween Brick-or-Treat
Redeemed his mystery gift, happy happy!
 Spook-Tacular Costume Contest

It wouldn’t be Halloween without a costume contest, right? You’ll be thrilled to know that –

Kids aged, 3 – 11 years old, dressed in full Halloween costumes can enter the park for FREE! *

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The costume contest is held during the Brick-or-Treat Carnival Celebration at LEGO Kingdom Castle Area from 7 to 7:30pm. Looking at the contestants all dressed in fancy Halloween costumes, my mind was whirling with excitement. Seriously, these kids are so awesome! Last Saturday’s winner was the boy dressed in Chinese vampire costume LOL. Congrats on his well-deserved win!

Another Awesome Trip to Legoland Malaysia

Perhaps the best thing about Legoland Malaysia is its close proximity to Singapore. It’s easily doable as a day trip, but certainly more fun with an overnight stay at the Legoland Hotel.

During the last Sept term break, we went on a 3D2N trip to Legoland Malaysia. This was our third trip (I blogged about our first and second trip HERE and HERE), but we’re still as excited as ever.

Legoland is one of those theme parks where kids and adults of all ages will enjoy it. Among all the theme parks that I’ve been to, Legoland is the most vibrant and colourful. Nothing compares to its millions of bricks that will inspire everyone’s imagination and creativity to build.

If you’re thinking of driving to Legoland, just do it! It’s just a 20 minutes drive from Tuas checkpoint (second link). You can buy the Touch & Go card at the leftmost gantry if you don’t have one. A brand new card costs RM30 inclusive of RM10 deposit. Each trip costs RM7.50, so it’s sufficient for a return trip.

From Malaysia checkpoint, just proceed along the highway and exit at 312C (Nusajaya). From there, you’ll see signboards guiding you all the way to Legoland. You don’t even need to use a GPS.

Now, welcome to the world of LEGO bricks!

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This time we stayed in a Premium Adventure Theme Room. The room has a king-sized bed for adults, plus a separate semi-private sleeping area for children – complete with a bunk bed, pull-out trundle bed, entertainment unit and LEGO toys. Little Edison was totally smitten with the bunk bed.

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The full theme park view from our room

The room also comes with a high-definition flat panel television, mini-fridge, coffee-maker, work-station, hair-dryer and complimentary toiletries (dental kit, shower cap, comb, shaving kit, etc). The toiletries provided are hand soap and 2-in-1 body shower and shampoo on a wall-mounted dispenser.

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The highlight of the room is the Treasure Chest (with a brick built monkey sitting on top). Get your kids to solve some clues in the room and get the code to unlock the treasure chest. They’ll be rewarded with some LEGO goodies.

We took a dip at the swimming pool located on the 5th floor. There is an adult pool and children’s wadding pool.

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This spells F U N !

We thank Legoland for sponsoring our combo tickets so that we can enjoy the theme park and water park once again.

Legoland Theme Park

We started the day early. Woke up at 7:30am, went for breakfast at 8:30am, and by 10am, we were already waiting at the gate (theme park opens at 10am). We visited the theme park first. This was a good move for us, because by noon, the queues for rides became slightly longer.

The theme park is divided into seven themed areas of attractions – The Beginning, LEGO® Technic, LEGO Kingdoms, Imagination, LEGO City, Land of Adventure and MINILAND. And in each theme there are different rides and attractions.

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Edison’s favourite rides are the Driving School (at LEGO City), Dragon’s Apprentice (at LEGO Kingdoms) and Beetle Bounce (at Land of Adventure).

At Driving School, kids get to drive on their own – on these colourful LEGO toy cars. The Dragon’s Apprentice is the kid’s version of roller coaster which Edison enjoyed very much. I’m not very much into roller coaster, but I had to brave myself to ride it with him as he didn’t meet the height criteria to go all by himself.

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Beetle Bounce is really very fun, and I highly recommend it. Other rides that we went on include Remote Control Boat, LEGO City Airport, Lost Kingdom Adventure, and Observation Tower.

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What’s new at Legoland now, you may ask. LEGO Star Wars Miniland Model Display has just been launched in conjunction with its upcoming second anniversary.

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The attraction features seven scenes from the six Star Wars films and The Clone Wars animated series in great detail. In total, it features more than 2,000 LEGO models built to a 1:20 scale using 1.5 million LEGO bricks.

Being fully indoor and air-conditioned, we really enjoyed this new amazing model display – while taking a short break from the rides and hot sun.

We had a quick and rather late lunch at the Market Restaurant. Then, we head to our room for a change before we made our way to the water park. As you can see, the biggest advantage of staying at Legoland Hotel is that you save a lot of time commuting between these 3 places – which is why I highly recommend it.

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Legoland Water Park

In less than an hour, we were splashing away at the water park. I must say that I enjoy the water park more than the theme park.

My favourite ride is the Brick Blaster. We had to grab a green raft (it’s quite heavy), walked up a flight of stairs and zoom down the slide together on the raft. It was really fun!

If you’re too lazy to carry the raft, try the Red Rush. It’s a family tube slide where up to four people can ride together down a 312-foot-long curving track on an 11-foot in diameter half pipe. It’s slightly more challenging than the latter.

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Pictured above is the Joker Soaker. It’s a fun and interactive playground with various lengths, heights and types of slides that offer something different for every member of the family.

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Build-A-Raft River

Towards the end of the day, we started to wrap up by slowing down our activities. We were floating away on a voyage around the lazy river. This is called a Build-A-Raft River where children can customize their own raft using soft LEGO bricks.

If you want a private shaded space for your family members to relax-in, you can rent a private cabana that features comfortable seating, complimentary towels and drinks, plus DUPLO bricks to play with. You have an option for half day or full day rental.

We spent close to eight hours at both parks. At the end of our expedition, we were at least ten shades darker. But for all the fun that we had, it was all worth it!

Overall, yes, it was a fantastic day! We’ve been talking about visiting Legoland again for months, and I’m glad that we made it.

 

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LEGOLAND Hotel Malaysia – Bedrooms and Dining (Part 2)

The moment we arrived at LEGOLAND Hotel, we were ushered into a wonderful world of LEGO where everything is literally built with LEGO bricks. You’ll probably have the same feeling after reading my first post. As promised, I’ll bring you for a visual tour to the various themed rooms in LEGOLAND Hotel in this post.

Room Types

There are 4 different room types in LEGOLAND Hotel. Their sizes and capacities are depicted below:

  1. Theme Room – 35sqm (5 pax)
  2. Premium Theme Room – 35sqm (5 pax)
  3. Deluxe Theme Room – 50sqm (8 pax)
  4. Suite – 70sqm (8 pax)

All the rooms have theme park views, except the theme rooms (#1). Besides the view, the theme rooms have minor differences in its wall and door finishing. Part of the room is painted, as compared to the other rooms where all the walls have wallpapers. Please refer to the hotel website for pictures.

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[View from our room] We stayed in a premium pirate themed room with a complete view of the theme parks!

During the media preview, I understand that the price difference between the theme room and premium theme room can be as low as RM50 during the low seasons.

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King-sized bed in our pirate room

All the rooms include a king-sized bed for adults, plus a separate semi-private sleeping area for children, complete with a bunk bed, pull-out trundle bed, entertainment unit and LEGO toys. For deluxe room and suite, there are two bunk beds and two pull-out trundle beds.

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All the rooms also come with a high-definition flat panel television, mini-fridge, coffee-maker, work-station, hair-dryer and complimentary toiletries. The toiletries provided are hand soap and 2-in-1 body shower and shampoo on wall-mounted dispensers (no miniature sized bottles).

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All the bathrooms have standing shower, with no bath tub except the suite. The suite has two bathrooms – one with bath tub, and the other one with standing shower. The suite also has a living and dining hall.

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Bath tub for suites only

Room rates start from RM400, depending on room types and seasons, and it includes breakfast for all pax. Theme park and water park tickets are to be purchased separately. Complimentary car-parking is provided for all guests.

Kids Fun

I’ve to make a special mention for the Treasure Chest (with a brick built monkey sitting on top) that is available in all rooms. There is a paper where the children need to solve some clues in their room to get the code to unlock the treasure chest. This definitely got Little Edison super excited, and of course, he managed to unlock the chest and get rewarded with some goodies.

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Goodies in the Treasure Chest
Room Themes

Besides the four room types, there are three different themes to choose from. And they are:

1. Pirate: You’ll see pirate bedding, curtains, skulls and cross bones, as well as a LEGO parrot.
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2. Adventure: You’ll see hidden treasures, scorpions, lizards and other jungle animals.
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3. Kingdom: You’ll see bunting, shields, fire, and flags that meet the royal standards.
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Hotel Dining

The hotel dining includes:

  1. Bricks Family Restaurant: It’s an all day dining, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in a buffet-style. It’s the biggest restaurant in the hotel, with a capacity for 465 guests!
  2. Gourmet Bricks Fine Dining: It’s an ala-carte restaurant. (Not opened yet during the media preview)
  3. The Skyline Bar: It serves drinks throughout the day.

Food

During our stay, we had our breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Bricks Family Restaurant. The buffet spread is impressive, and we really like the local nasi lemak, chicken curry, prawn sambal and tom yam soup!

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The ice-cream corner is keeping our boy really busy.

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Last but not least, you can get a chance to take pictures with life-sized LEGO figures during your meal! How awesome is that!

All in all, we really enjoyed our stay at LEGOLAND Hotel, as well as two days of fun at the theme park and water park. I’ve attempted to come up with a few criticisms, but I really can’t think of anything that did not meet my expectations.

Does that warrant a trip back any time soon? Certainly YES! We’ll be back again! For those of you who are planning for a visit this Dec school holiday, a quick word – GO FOR IT!

Click HERE to read my previous posts on LEGOLAND theme park. Visit Legoland Malaysia website at www.LEGOLAND.my for more information.

Disclosure: This trip is sponsored by LEGOLAND Malaysia. No monetary compensation was received; all opinions are honest and are my own.

 

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LEGOLAND Hotel Malaysia – An Overview (Part 1)

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To all of us – fans of the LEGOLAND theme park, we’ll be delighted to know that LEGOLAND Hotel Malaysia opened its door on the 29 Nov 2013 to welcome guests from across the region. This is Asia’s first LEGOLAND Hotel which offers 249 uniquely themed bedrooms, and its opening also marks the complete transformation of LEGOLAND into a Resort.

Now, LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort brings together a Theme Park, Water Park and Hotel in one LEGO® themed location with more than 70 hands-on rides, slides, shows and attractions. This is really exciting! It’s just an hour drive from Singapore customs to this unique holiday destination. And we have one more option on our holiday list now!

We’re truly grateful to be invited to the LEGOLAND Hotel media preview and be the first to stay in this hotel. And I’m equally excited to share all the details of this hotel with you today on my blog. Hopefully, if you’re planning a trip to this resort, this post will be helpful to you.

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The moment I saw LEGOLAND Hotel, I was like “Wow! This hotel looks like it’s built entirely with millions and millions of LEGO bricks!” What’s immediately striking is how bright and fresh the hotel looks like with its classic LEGO colour scheme.

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The entrance of the hotel is guarded by a huge, brick built dragon. It roars with smoke coming from its nostrils every 30 minutes, 24 hours a day. Yes, the dragon never sleeps and if you happen to hear roaring sound, don’t be puzzled. It’s from the dragon.

When we stepped into the hotel reception, Little Edison was truly amazed and he went “Oh, I haven’t seen so much LEGO bricks in my entire life! Everywhere here is LEGO!” He was beaming with joy and excitement! That’s what I called a true child’s paradise.

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Entering the reception area gives a great sense of what’s in store in the rest of the LEGOLAND Hotel. On the left, there is a huge 32-foot high pirate shipwreck with a LEGO river. On the right, there is a big castle guarded by a LEGO ogre where children can actually enter and play.

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It’s a perfect idea that at LEGOLAND, children don’t need to feel bored while waiting for their parents to check-in. They can immediately have some fun at the pirate shipwreck and castle.

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When you check-in, you’ll be impressed with the amazing display of 12,528 LEGO mini-figures behind the reception desk. A giant LEGO figure will cycle across the display, with magnifying glasses on the wheels. I simply love the attention to details that adds to the uniqueness of this hotel.

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There is a retail shop for guests to buy their souvenirs. There’s also a dedicated play area with more than 100,000 LEGO bricks. For toddlers, there is a special play area with bricks foams (softer in texture). Oh, have I mentioned about the Xbox 360 Kinetic in the play area? I think parents will have good fun too!

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There is a courtyard garden, swimming pool and children’s wadding pool in this hotel. There are also daily kids activities organized by the hotel staffs.

Bricks Family Restaurant

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Bricks Family Restaurant is the biggest restaurant in this hotel that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a buffet-style. The dining environment is wonderfully relaxed and spacious for children to move around. The furnishing is colourful and bright, and you’ll also see LEGO fun elements in the restaurant.

Lift Lobby

Once check-in is completed, the LEGO lifts will take guests to their appropriate floors. You need to scan your hotel key card to gain access to the specific floors (good security!). From the character-themed ‘disco’ lifts to the themed bedrooms and throughout the entire floor, the walls, carpets and doors are designed according to their themes. The three themes are Pirate, Adventure and Kingdom.

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One post is certainly not enough to share with you about this beautiful LEGOLAND Hotel. In my next post, I will take you to our premium pirate-themed bedroom. So, please stay tuned!

Please visit Legoland Malaysia website at www.LEGOLAND.my for more information.

 

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