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Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago

Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago

Have you ever visited LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago? We’ve gone a few times with the kids and they love it. Anytime we tell them we are going somewhere and it’s a surprise their first guess is LEGOLAND! If you’ve never been, there is a ton of fun things for kids to do with Legos.

Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago

Note: Our family received passes to visit LEGOLAND. All opinions are my own.

The first thing you get to see as you enter LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Schaumburg is the Chicago cityscape. I love the detales they have there. New this time was the Bean! I think it’s really cool that the cityscape changes from day to night so you can see the buildings light up and see what the city would look like at night. You next go through a jungle area which leads you to the the special featured area.

Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago

The current feature is Star Wars: Episode IV, A New Hope. The details are just AMAZING! My kids actually wanted to spend a lot of time in this section checking out all the interactive features. If you’re a Star Wars fan, you really need to check it out!

Explore the large-scale, interactive LEGO model display and help the Rebel Alliance destroy the Galactic Empire’s powerful Death Star. Just like in the film, guests can:

·         Experience the epic duel between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader and watch in awe as the Millennium Falconrises from the deserts of Tatooine.

·         Discover the bustling city of Mos Eisley and take in the busy cantina where the band plays its familiar tune and dangerous characters lurk in dark corners.

·         Explore the fortress-like depths of the mighty Death Star as it rises ominously above the dusty planet. Test your skills in the interactive model display to destroy the Imperial base or bring down the attacking X-Wings.

R2D2 at Legoland Discovery Center Schaumburg

Other things you’re able to do at LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Chicago (Schaumburg):

·         LEGO® Racers Build & Test: A newly renovated track where kids can design, build and race their own LEGO car creations.

·         LEGO® Factory: A revamped LEGO Factory gives guests a behind-the-scenes look at how the infamous toy is made.

·         4-D Cinema: An enhanced 4-D theatre experience.

·         Duplo® Farm: A new Duplo® play area allows more space for the Center’s youngest visitors to explore and create.

·         LEGO® City Soft Play: Coming this spring, new and improved mazes and climbing areas.

Located at the Streets of Woodfield, 601 N. Martingale Rd. in Schaumburg, LEGOLAND Discovery Center is 30 minutes from downtown Chicago by car. Last guest admission is two hours before closing. Extended hours are available on school vacation days and national holidays. Visit for updated daily opening times. Tickets start at $12 per person.

About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. I wish I was the person who got to build all of those things, especially the Chicago one. My dream come true! That or being an Architect for Disney.

  2. Oh that looks like a fun place to visit. One of my nephews is really into Lego’s so I know he would be on cloud nine if he went!!

  3. Aren’t those Lego Discovery attractions neat! I took my nephews to the one here in TX when they visited over Christmas, and I’m pretty sure my 17 year old and I had just a good as time as the little ones did. We loved the city scape they make of the place where they are located. Ours has all the Dallas/Ft. Worth attractions which is really neat.

  4. How did I not know this was in Chicago! Taking the boychild asap

  5. Jessica Ali says:

    Is the Star Wars thing still going on? M loves Star Wars!

  6. That would be such a fun place to visit, my kids would love it.

  7. vanessa: thequeenofswag says:

    Omg I would love to take my family to this. We love star wars.

  8. I’m not sure who would love this more – my husband or my son! 🙂 Looks awesome!

  9. This place would be a dream come true for my son. Maybe I’ll take him this summer. 🙂

  10. It amazes me what someone can do with Legos.

  11. My 12 year old would freak out if he saw that, he is a huge Star Wars fan!

  12. My kids would totally love something like this!

  13. Whoa, that is awesome! I’ve been to Legoland but this. somehow, seems more grand than that. I love the way they set up the designs. I’m glad you were able to let your boys loose for some Lego fun!

  14. I wish I was close enough to take my kids to LegoLand. It always looks like so much fun in all of the reviews I read. I know my kids would LOVE it because we are HUGE Lego fans from the movies, games, the Legos themselves, and everything else between.

  15. We’ve been meaning to take our children, our boys especially. I know they will love it!

  16. I wonder if my sister has been there, she’s pretty close to there & has a LEGO-obsessed 10 year old. I’ll have to tell her about it!

  17. I’m sure that wasn’t there when I lived in Chicago because I totally would have taken my kids. I took them everywhere all over Chicagoland!

  18. My kids have recently really gotten into Star Wars and are anxious start watching the movies. This would be an amazing post series trip to take!

  19. I totally want that Lego R2D2!!!!!

    Added you on Twitter as I loved reading this post 🙂