Friday, 30 March 2012

Weekend Plans

This weekend I am going to head back to my hometown for a nice catch up with my parents. It has been just over a month since the last time I made my journey down, which I think is my personal best. Throughout my studies at university these gaps of visiting back home would be around 6 months or so, due to 'studying', money issues and of course the pit of doom working at retail with never having the chance to have a weekend off.

However now I have graduated and working full time at th1ng I have weekends off, giving me this Monday - Friday lifestyle. Its fantastic I have always wanted weekends off. Now with an added bonus, Lauren has started working at Just Great Wine for the social marketing side of the company giving her weekends off as well. Therefore I am going to take advantage of this and make journeys back home more often, it is always nice to having these catch ups. And now with the summer months approaching its prime opportunity for nice relaxing weekends, with BBQs and whatever takes your fancy.

I 'll let you know about it all on Monday.

MH x

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Little help over here


I may have mentioned this before, so I apologise in advance if this blog post doesn't interest you. But I do need some help with this.

I have a second blog called Stupid Customers where I regularly post public submitted stories about customers in the work place who have been really stupid (clues in the title). Some of the stories are real funny, and I always enjoy reading them. I just love stupidity in people.

The site has been going for around 6 months now, where I have been able to post a new story every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. However these submissions are getting close to running out.

Therefore as my blog readers this is where you come in. Could you be so kind and head over to the blog read through some stories, have a little giggle over them. Then send in a submission or two to this addres; submit.stupidcustomers@gmail.com

I am sure some of you currently work or have worked with customers. Therefore you must have some amusing Stupid Customer stories at the back of your mind. Or if you know someone who would have stories to ask them. This would all be a great help, as I would love to keep the blog going for as long as I can.

Also if you are interested I may been looking to get some illustrators involved with the blog. Let me know if this would be an interested to you....

MH x

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Summertime!

So we all know the weather has been amazing across England over the last few days, and like most people I am really enjoying it. Everyday at work I have been eating my lunch out on the office roof terrace, which is the ultimate sun trap...bliss! You may already know about my love for the roof terrace if you follow me on Twitter.

Due to this glorious weather that has hit us I am trying my hardest to enjoy it as much as I can. Because I don't like to admit it, but we all know this weather wont last. We can only hope the weather will stay like this right up to and throughout the summer. So lets keep our fingers crossed altogether.

Yesterday we played some summer tunes in the office, and my favourite tune for the summer will always be, Will Smiths 'Summertime' - Here is video below for your enjoyment, as I do believe the weather is going to hit 21c today! - Incredible.




Whats your favourite summer tune?

MH x

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Pinterest

The new website Pinterest started off back in March 2010 and already the site has blown up in popularity as being the next big micro blogging site...and I can see why. I have only made my account yesterday and already I am loving it.

At first glance you would say the sit is similar to Tumblr, however on closer inspection you can really get to grips with how different and clever the site is.

First off your profile will have categories which Pinterest call Boards. I personally think these are ideal for these  micro blogging sites, as they always fast paced, resulting in missing the rare and interesting posts.


Take my profile for example. You can instantly see what board would interest you and click straight into them to see an endless stream of things linked to that named board...perfect! 

Furthermore you don't have to follow everything someone decides to Pin to their profile and boards, because lets face it not everything will be to your interest on Pinterest. Just like some of the crap you can find cluttering your dashboard on Tumblr. Instead you can choose which board to follow or unfollow within this persons profile with no fuss or confusion...again....perfect! 

Finally the 'Pin It' bookmark you can add to your bookmark bar in any browser is very simple and clever to use, making it easy to find any webpage you find you stumble across to instantly pin onto one of your boards. 

I could go on for several more paragraphs explaining why I find this site is so brilliant. Put it this way, Pinterest have got it spot on, all the things you wish were on other sites like Tumblr they have it and they all work together so well with no hassle. 

If you have been interested (excuse the pun) with the site, then I suggest you sign up today. 

And then of course don't forget to follow me ;) 

Follow Me on Pinterest

MH x 


Monday, 26 March 2012

Week 8 film I haven't seen [Closer, 2004]


Some how me and Lauren have managed to miss out on weeks of film watching, thankfully we have got back on track. This week it was her choice, here is her review:


So we kind of fell off the new years resolution wagon ever so slightly, woopsy! This week, however, we got back on it and watched a film we'd never seen before! It was my turn to choose, and so I picked Closer (2004). To be honest, before watching the film, I didn't really know much about it at all except that it had Natalie Portman (massive girl crush!) in it, as well as some other great actors (Jude Law, Clive Owen and Julia Roberts.)

I expected to get a bit lost with the storyline, but in fact, quite the opposite happened. I was completely sucked into the film, and I didn't miss a trick! I liked how the story was set over a considerable time period, as it made it more realistic and much easier to relate to than a film where all the action takes place in the space of two days! Natalie Portman's performance as the vulnerable and needy Alice was probably my favourite, especially towards the end of the film. Her character was really intriguing to me, and I really liked how there was always an air of mystery surrounding her and everything she did. We never really get to know Alice - this belief is only confirmed further at the end. This was closely followed by Clive Owen's portrayal of his character, as we witnessed him go from someone totally decent and good to an obsessive, scheming lunatic, and it only seems the web of deceit he's been brought into is to blame for this.

At the end, to be honest, I felt really sad. Even though it was a really good film, it just made me wonder whether everybody lies and is deceitful to the extent shown here in real life. But then I thought...it's just a film. And then hoped that the majority of people in real life are much nicer! 

If you haven't seen Closer, I'd definitely recommend it! Not too complex and a very interesting storyline! 


MH x 

Friday, 23 March 2012

Pure Bloggers

A few weeks back I some how stumbled across the relatively new growing website, purebloggers.com. The website is a simple idea and of course you can get from the title the site is a social nework designed specifically for fellow bloggers like myself.

The layout to this site is very straight forward, due its strong likeness to Facebook. You create your profile just like any other social networking site, and post updates about whatever you want. Whether thats choosing to promote your blog or simply connecting with other bloggers...the choice is yours.

I have chosen to use the website for promoting my own blog, as I am always looking to widen my audience. The website has a separate forum section, which would be seen as 'old fashioned' in the internet world. However another this is another great place for promotion and discussion. Therefore I have a started threads on their for my blog and Stupid Customers.

If you are a regularly blogger or perhaps just starting out, and wanting to find more people with similar interests to you in the blogging world, then I strongly suggest you join and put in some time to this site. It will be worth while.

I have to say I don't tend to communicate too much on the site, rather use the website as a feed for my blogs through the two threads on the forum. But I believe this is okay, everyone is free to participate in some harmless promotion, it's not like I am spamming the site with my content. And I think I have gained a every so slightly bigger readership from this.

MH x

Thursday, 22 March 2012

The best things in life are free...

We are approaching the end of the first quarter of the year and already its turning out to be a great one for me, due to numerous reasons. Including 3 things that have happened quite recently.

Last week (14th March) I picked up a small freebie from Starbucks like practically everyone else the Tall Latte for their birthday. So that put me in a good mood for that day...and why not the rest of the week.

Tuesday night (20th March) was an epic night with special thanks to Lauren for snapping up 2 free tickets from a competition with The Fly. We went to see my favourite band of the moment, Pull Apart By Horses at Borderline in Soho. The gig was a small intimate show, which I have to say was the best time I have ever seen them.

Now to tip it over the scale of awesomeness, Lauren has gone and found something else we can do for free. She has booked us in for one of the free tickets to Disneyland Paris with thanks to Sky. We have booked a weekend in August, so hopefully the weather is going to be nice. Already we are both extremely excited, we are going to be big kids when we arrive. I remember last time I went there on a college trip just over 3 years ago being a big kid with all my classmates.

So I guess it is true what they say...all things come in threes.

MH x

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

It is time to move on

Over the last 8 years or so I have always listened to BBC Radio 1 whenever choosing to switch on the radio. During the last few years of school I would come home and listen to The Chris Moyles Show whilst completing my homework for the day (yes...I liked to get it over and done with). I enjoyed his afternoon show of humorous chats and current music now and again. I especially liked his 'don't care' attitude, with him controlling the show and making it his own, abusing the news readers and sometimes special guests on the show, of course all done in a lighthearted manner.

I continued to be a regular listener to The Chris Moyles Show when he switched over to the morning slot, as I prefer to wake up to music. However over the last year or so I have realised my enjoyment of his breakfast show has rapidly deteriorated.

Throughout the last year this deterioration has grown stronger and stronger with the realisation the show is unmistakably too structured. I know radio shows need to have these structures as I used to present a radio show for my universities radio station, SMUC Radio. However my opinion is the organised structure comes across far too rehearsed, which unfortunately makes the listening become little too familiar and dare I say it...boring.

Every morning when I wake up getting ready to head off to work I hear the same jokes getting recycled, and with his added team the conversations and discussions don't quite come across genuine. The only thing I look forward to is the news bulletin every 30 minutes, which to be fair isn't exactly the best piece of news to start your morning. When I have to wake up later in the day for work I hear some of Fearne Cottons late morning show, which again I used to like, however even her show I find a little boring. Her show comes across a little less structured compared to The Chris Moyles Show. Unfortunately I believe she is not strong enough to be the only one chatting throughout the show. The stories and topic of discussions do not interest me, and seem irrelevant to anything...I think she needs a co presenter. Although I do like her taste in music, which brings me on to the next point.

The final straw came this morning when I realised how awful the music selection is on Radio 1, I have always known their music playlist to be not too pleasing (and this is stations with far worse). I think this morning the pin dropped and it was time for change.

I have already decided to switch over to Radio 6 Music, unfortunately the only way I can listen to this in the mornings will be with a DAB radio...which are not too cheap when you are living through life on a budget. It will feel like an end of an era, but this will be for the best. I need to discover more music that interests me compared to mainstream forgettable stuff you get in the charts that I do not need to be listening to.

MH x

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

And I didn't even eat cheese before bed

Sunday night I had a crazy dream which I guess you could class as a nightmare....I look about 8 years old now, thankfully I did not wake up startled dripping in sweat.
The dream started off with me walking down a built up street approaching a house, which I can only guess was to meet a couple of friends. Soon as I arrived and knocked at the front door the dream was shifted into a cheesy low budget nonsense horror/thriller. 

Across from the front garden a few houses down a loud shout from an unknown voice was heard. I turned to looked over to investigate and straight away debris started to fly into my direction, not the simple dirt and other such objects, but considerably large pieces of rock and stone. For some obscure reason the man was throwing these rocks at the house I was going to enter. My instinct was of course to leave the area immediately. 

From moving away from the house, the man proceeded to move closer and closer, whilst growing in size. He was starting to look more like a giant upon his arrival, plus the rocks he was throwing were increasing in size turning into bolders. This is where the dream shifted into its next act of strangeness. 

Up the hill from where I was planning my escape tigers (bare with me...) started appearing in the distance, running towards me. My eagerness to leave the area of course increased giving more of a scare. My first instinct was to run to a near by house to get indoors for cover. I rushed over to the first house I could see with the lights switched on and began hammering my fist on the door waiting for a response. 

This is where the dream stopped and I woke up. A little horrified with what just happened. 

The whole dream was so unexpected, and like most of my dreams so vivid....not very pleasant.

MH x 

Monday, 19 March 2012

Loving the bandwagon

Yesterday my first Graze box arrived on my doormat, it was a day late but that's okay. To be honest after looking through the vast selection of snacks on the website, the anticipation of not knowing what I was going to receive was quite fun, and I have to say for a first delivery Graze did not disappoint.

My first box consisted of;
- Biscuits with some chutney
- Assorted olives
- Large cranberry biscuit of some kind
- Apple and cinnamon flap jack

So far I have only eaten the flapjack which was amazing, possibly best I've had. So I shall be ticking that on my personal profile to get delivered again.

The rest will be taken with me each day to work to help improve my budget lunch, and at £3 something a week for 4 snacks, that's not too bad. The Graze boxes are a great idea to be trying something new, and by the looks of things the food is good quality.

If you have no idea what I am posting about check out their site;  graze.com

And if you are interested and want to start receiving these boxes, use this code to get your first one free:

PWN77ML
MH x 

Friday, 16 March 2012

The Maccabees in Radio Ones live lounge 2012

Every morning I wake up to Radio 1, due to my shifts at this week shifts at work I have been listening to some of Fearne Cottons show. Before I left the house I heard her announce The Maccabees will be performing in the live lounge later in the day. Of course I had to wait until returning home to hear their performance.

I have just listened to the performances, and was very impressed. Their rendition of 'Feel The Follow' was fantastic, they chose not to strip down the song for live lounge which could have been nice, however this did not ruin the performance. Hearing the rawness of the track sounded great, getting a feel for each element in the song fused together gave this a fantastic listen.

Before hearing 'Feel The Follow' I was already looking forward to their cover as it was 'Lonely Boy' from The Black Keys. I am a huge fan of The Black Keys so this was the fuel for my excitement to hear it. Unfortunately I have to be honest that the cover did not blow me away compared to their previous own track. I liked how the band chose to transfer the cover into their own unique sound, which they achieved very well. However I thought giving this sound to the track brought it away from the original too much, making it a difficult listen. Let me know what you think after giving it a listen yourself;



My favourite cover track from The Maccabees will always be their version of 'Were Walking In The Air' If you have never heard this cover and like The Maccabees, then I strongly suggest you listen to it now.

MH x

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Jumping on the Graze bandwagon

Yesterday was a very busy day in the office, therefore I could not find time to sort out a blog post for first thing this morning. I do apologise, but I think this the first slip up since restarting the blog on 1st January...so not too bad!

I hope you all got a free a Latte from Starbucks yesterday to celebrate their birthday. I certainly got mine, and whilst riding on my bike back to the station with drink in hand to head off to work I managed to spill half up my sleeve and onto my bike. No doubt looked like a right idiot.

Yesterday I also participated in setting up an account and receiving a freebie from Graze. I have seen this idea explode all over the internet. To naturally I wanted to get involved to see what all the hype is about. My first box of snacks will be delivered tomorrow, I am looking forward to this mystery of what snacks I shall receive. Today when I have time I shall be choosing what snacks like and hate.

If you want a free box use this code: PWN77ML

Today at the office I am helping out with a casting for a new advert, which involves children from the age of  7 - 9, this shall be very interesting to control. I will be on camera, so a prime opportunity to show off some skills.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Move

Here is another piece of video I shot and edited together in my own time. I enjoyed the filming in Richmond park, however I was hoping to shoot some deer, although wasn't successful. The birds and bikes made do I think....



...what do you think?

MH x

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Apple and Blackberry Crumble

Over the weekend I cooked up my first ever roast dinner, I thought starting with the basic would be perfect for me, and chose to attempt the perfect roast chicken for me and Lauren accompanied with roasted veg. Which turned out to be a huge success.

To finish I had a homemade apple and blackberry crumble for pudding, and again that was amazing. Here is the recipe I followed.

For the filling
900g/2lb bramley apples
350-400g/12oz-1lb blackberries
175g/6oz demerara sugar

For the topping
225g/8oz plain flour
175g/6oz butter
55g/2oz demerara sugar

Preparation method
- Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
- Peel, core and chop the apples into small chunks.
- Layer the apples, blackberries, and sugar in a large pie dish (a lasagne dish is ideal).
- Place the flour in a large bowl and then rub in the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs
- Use a spoon to sprinkle the crumble topping evenly over the fruit.
- Bake for 45 minutes or until the fruit is cooked and bubbling juices seep through the topping.
- Cool for a few minutes and then serve with custard or fresh cream.

A little tip would to not pat down the crumble on top of the fruit too much, as mine turned out little too compact, therefore making the dessert a little less crumbly than desired. Also I added a splash of vanilla flavouring to the crumble topping, which gave it all little something extra.

Here is the end result:

Also I chose ice cream instead of cream, of course a dollap of cream would have been better, but the ice cream was just so cheap and within my budget. 

MH x 


Monday, 12 March 2012

I am not a sore loser

On Friday 9th March State Bicycle announced the winners to their poster contest. Unfortunately I was not lucky enough to win the grand prize (I knew that wasn't going to happen) and I was also I was successful in the runners up categories. There seemed to be a lot of people who entered to have enough following to like their submission, and ultimately some of the entries were fantastic.

My submission did receive close to 100 likes, which I was very grateful to see. So I want to say thank you to each and every one of you who liked my entry for me, I really appreciate your help. Of course it is a shame I didn't win, however I still had fun in the process.

Entering this contest gave me some great practice on poster/flyer making which I really enjoy, and looking at the other entries gave me an insist on what can be achieved. I will be looking out for more contest like this, to keep me practicing....who knows, I could get runners up next time.

If you know of any contests with the same idea as the State Bicyle one then please let me know, I would love to enter them.

Over the weekend I added this submission to my portfolio, matthew-hoare.com/print. Along with adding the Kid Champion to the site matthew-hoare.com/video

MH x

Friday, 9 March 2012

HMV have got advertising spot on

Last night after finishing work I took my usual walk home passed all the shops down Oxford Street, only this time I arrived to HMV and had to stop.  I saw an advertising stunt being played out for the DVD release of Contagion.


I looked over and saw 3 men dressed in biohazard suits informing the public to step away out of harm, and instantly I knew this was staged. On closer inspection I saw in the HMV display window a man sat in a chair getting interrogated by two more men in biohazard suits, the man was pleading for the public to get involved to help him escape the interrogation. I have to admit, this did fool me for a split second, the acting was very plausible, the man looked generally annoyed with what was happening to him. I went on to thing he was a member of the public who had been picked up by the actors to be involved with show, however being very reluctant in just wanting to go home. Of course this was not the case.

Throughout watching this I did what all the other members of public were doing, and took my phone out to start recording. Unfortunately the footage isn't that great, but I'm sure you get the idea.

I just thought this publicity stunt was done perfectly, and I think it should be done more often. A large crowd quickly emerged infront of the shop to see what was going on, and it was highly entertaining to watch for a few minutes before heading on elsewhere.

I think from seeing this stunt I will take the time out and watch the film, which of course is an ultimate success for the advertising campaign.



MH x

Thursday, 8 March 2012

The new iPad

During the Apple Keynote presentation about the new iPad release I was on a train traveling home from work. With only the use of searching through Twitter on my iPhone to work out what was happening during the presentation.

I have just watched the video on apple.com explaining all the new features for this iPad. My thoughts are now fresh in my mind to type out on this blog post before I go to bed, for you to be reading today (Thursday 8th).

My opinion (take it or leave it) on this update is the same to what I had for the iPhone 4S release. I am happy with my iPhone 4, and I am not desperate for the 4S, I shall quite happily wait for the iPhone 5. I don't have an iPad, however if I did my thoughts would be the same, waiting for next generation iPad.

Don't get me wrong these new features for the iPad are incredible, however if you just put them on paper you can clearly see its nice updates to make the performance better. You could still be perfectly happy with an iPad 2 (and more money in your back pocket).

Although I was certainly blown away with announcement of Apple now producing the A5X, of course making the A5 chip out of date. I am now thinking Apples possibilities are endless, they can never stop updating their softwares capability. Furthermore this brings me back to my first thoughts, if Apple can simply release a new chip like there is no tomorrow, then they must have these updates all stored in the

After looking through all the specifications for the new iPad my exciting for the iPhone 5 is now even stronger, as the device will no doubt include 4G similar to iPad..

...and that is worth waiting for.

MH x

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Kid Champion - 'Forgotten What It Feels Like'

I am sure a lot of people are anticipating what is going to be unveiled at the Apple Keynote today, whether the event is going to be for the iPad 3 or iPad HD. However...I have some more important news to send your way.

Today is the official release for Kid Champions music video 'Forgotten What It Feels Like'. This is our 5th video for Fenixx Prouctions and we are really proud with what we achieved on a zero budget.



MH X

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Homemade Scones....an attempt.

Last week I was on Cellardoor Magazines blog where I read their entry for a homemade scones recipe. Whilst reading the entry childhood memories came back to me, going round my grandparents house where there was a guarantee batch of scones freshly baked in the kitchen ready on arrival. I will always remember me and my cousin loving them, with jam and a huge tower of 'squirty cream' on top. And of course now I'm older I enjoy them with a nice slop of clotted cream. Therefore I had to attempt my first ever batch of my own, here is the Cellardoor Magazine recipe I followed;


* 225g self raising flour 
* pinch of salt 
* 55g butter 
* 25g caster sugar 
* 150mloz milk 
* 1 free-range egg, beaten

* Heat the oven to 220C
* Mix together the flour and salt and rub in the butter to form tiny crumbs
* Stir in the sugar and milk to get a soft dough.
* Tip onto a well floured work top and knead lightly till it forms a ball.
* Pat out (don’t use a rolling pin as you’ll squeeze too much air out) till it’s 2cm thick.
* Use a 5cm scone cutter and place the rounds on a lightly greased baking sheet.
* Knead together the rest of the dough and stamp out more scones till it’s all used up.
* Brush the tops of the scones with the beaten egg.
* Bake for 12-15 minutes until well risen and golden.
With my scones I added some vanilla flavouring, which I thought helped a lot. 

Here is the final outcome. 
As you can see they do not look anything like a typical scone, in fact Lauren said they looked like little pastries. Thankfully they did taste like a scone; soft on the outside, and crumbly on the inside. However I wasn't totally impressed with the result and I wasn't going to be defeated, therefore tried again the following day.
As you can see the second batch was an improvement, however still not spot on to my liking. The scones were taller and more rounder compared to the first batch. However still not tall and fluffy like I have always remembered my grandmothers to be.

After my second batch failure I pondered over what could have gone wrong both rounds, and I came to the conclusion I may have put too much butter into the mixture, and more importantly I may have flattened the cut outs being too flat to rise.

Before trying again I think a new set of scales is in order, to make the measurements spot on. Currently ingredients are estimated due to the scales difficult and vague readings.

A few weeks ago I managed to make a good batch of homemade chips.

Also remember I have entered the State Bicycle Poster Contest.

MH x


Monday, 5 March 2012

State Bicycle poster contest

If you follow me on Twitter and Tumblr or even friends with me on Facebook, you would probably know by now I have entered a submission to the State Bicycle Poster Contest.

Here is my entry....

http://goo.gl/Kbszl
Could you please be so kind and click the link or the poster and simply click like. The poster with the most likes on 8th March will be declared the winner of the contest and will receive a FREE bike from State Bicycle. However judging by the amount of likes I can see on a few other poster entries I'm not going to get first prize, there is of course runners up prizes, so with your help I could claim one of those prizes.

I will be so greatful if you took the three seconds it takes to click the link and like my entry, thank you!

MH x

Friday, 2 March 2012

Week 7 film I haven't seen [Source Code, 2011]

When the trailers were getting shown around back in 2011 I was hooked by the concept to the film, however never go round to watching it. Therefore I was looking forward to sitting down at home with some snacks for this weeks viewing.

The film chooses to not start with a typical build up, instead you are instantly engulfed into the crazy sci-fi idea of the Source Code, which I thought was an excellent idea. I wont attempt to explain the Source Code, as I'm sure my explanation will make no sense. There will certainly be better explanations elsewhere on the net.

I am a great lover of films set in the present day, with no futuristic look, however with an added twist to the every day lives of something completely abnormal and clearly not ever going to happen. For example, Inception and Adjustment Bureau, which again I thoroughly enjoyed both.

The story focuses around the character Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) who has been chosen to be sent back into the past through the Source Code to investigate a train explosion that has happened earlier in the morning, to discover who was behind the act and stop another explosion happening. There are no give aways to the viewer who this person is, so you find yourself playing a game of detective work whilst you are watching the film.

I thoroughly enjoyed this concept as you had to generally work out what happen, however I found parts of Colt Stevens detective work being clearly wrong. Of course this was to keep you entertained as there would not be a film if he worked out the investigation within 10 minutes.

If you haven't seen this film and you enjoyed, Inception and Adjustment Bureau or even The Matrix, then there is a good chance you will enjoy this film.

Week 6 film review

MH x

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Stars Wars @ Legoland Windsor

Over the last few months I have been searching through Tumblr to find more pages containing content that would grab my attention...one of my finds was Park Paradise (as I'm a great lover of theme parks and roller coasters). A Tumblr page dedicate to posting news content on all the theme parks around the world and on Tuesday they posted this;

Legoland Windsor has confirmed that the opening date of its new Star Wars Miniland Experience will be March 16, 2012.
Star Wars Miniland will recreate famous planets, environments, characters, and vehicles from the Star Wars universe in LEGO form. Visitors will progress through the movie scenes chronologically, and special effects are set to include sound, lighting, and interactive elements.
Comprised of 1.5 million LEGO bricks formed into 2,000 models in a 1:20 scale, Star Wars Miniland will be housed in the building that used to host the Rocket Racers attraction. It will be be divided into seven distinct scenes – one for each of the franchise’s feature films and one for the animated Star Wars: Clone Wars spin-off.
The park will celebrate the new attraction’s opening with a a special Star Wars Miniland Experience Weekend on March 24-25, 2012. In addition to exploring the Star Wars Miniland area, guests will also be able to meet Star Wars characters, take part in a Jedi training camp, participate in Droid-building workshops and climb aboard life-size Star Wars vehicles. The park will be open from 10am to 6pm on both days.

I am excited for this new section of Legoland to open, because lets face it. Lego and Star Wars is one of the best combinations. I'll never get bored of either. I have been to Legoland before, but was only impressed with the model village section of the park, everything else wasn't so impression. I am sure this added section will raise my opinion on the park a lot. And I remember wanting to work there making all the lego models.

I am definitely going to plan a trip to Legoland Windsor after the opening date on March 16, 2012.

MH x