LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort will be the world’s first Legoland park to launch the Lego virtual reality roller coaster in November, followed by Legoland Florida Resort and Legoland Deutschland Resort in 2018.
Combining cutting-edge virtual reality (VR) technology with roller coaster thrills, the new attraction was developed under the supervision of Merlin Magic Making – the company’s global creative division that designs and develops attractions for Merlin sites around the world.
The Great Lego Race will transform three existing “Project X” roller coasters into an exciting, high-octane experience that puts children and parents alike in the driver’s seat with the question, “Are you brave enough to face, race and beat the best of the best in all of Lego world?”
“The Great Lego Race was inspired by the way children play with Lego toys at home,” said Merlin Magic Making senior creative director Candy Holland.
Merlin Magic Making designs and develops attractions for Merlin sites around the world.
“It’s a unique adventure that lets children enter an epic imaginary world made entirely from Lego bricks, featuring a host of different themes and fun characters, all mixed up together.”
Featuring a lineup of racers drawn from the ranks of the popular Lego Minifigure mystery assortments, the ride builds a universe of imagination that will unleash everyone’s inner child.
It pits riders in a rollicking race against wild, brick-built contraptions driven by Trendsetter, Pharaoh, Surfer Girl, Wizard and Pirate Captain, including a rocket- powered surfboard and a stylish scooter fuelled by espresso.
Wearing VR headsets, guests will experience the action from every direction – up, down, forward, backward and all points in between – in a spectacular environment completely made of Lego bricks.
“We’re honoured to be the first Legoland park to launch this experience in the world,” said Legoland Malaysia Resort general manager Kurt Stocks.
“Fuelling this launch is our commitment to consistently deliver refreshing experiences and attractions so that every visit here is a new experience for our guests.
“This November’s launch will further testify to that commitment as guests visiting Legoland Malaysia Resort will be among the first in the world to embark on The Great Lego Race and lose themselves in a virtual world with captivating storyline suitable for adults and children alike,” he said.
The Great Lego Race can be experienced with or without the VR headset, and is suitable for children aged six and above.
For more information, visit www.legoland.com.my