On your mark, get set, RACE! An all new VR experience is coming to Legoland parks later this year, and to Legoland Florida in 2018. The Great Lego Race will take guests on a high speed, wacky race on brick-built contraptions through twists and turns. Legoland Malaysia will get the attraction in 2017, while Legoland Florida and Legoland Deutschland will get the new attraction in 2018. The attraction will convert the existing Project X coasters at the three parks, and will pit riders against Lego Minifigures for a silly race to the finish.
The adventure begins as guests approach the ride’s bold new entry portal as the sounds of roaring engines fill the air. Nearby, the coaster’s queue will resemble a pre-race space where pit crews for each of the five LEGO racers are preparing for the competition, plus interactive, hands-on elements to entertain waiting riders.
During the ride, Bluetooth technology will sync the virtual visuals with the roller coaster’s twists, turns, drops and climbs, creating an all-new experience filled with thrills, spills, surprises and humor – an experience only LEGOLAND could create.
“The Great LEGO Race was inspired by the way kids play with LEGO toys at home,” said Candy Holland, senior creative director for Merlin Magic Making, which designs and develops attractions for Merlin sites around the world. “It’s a unique LEGO adventure that lets kids enter an epic imaginary world made entirely from LEGO bricks, featuring a host of different themes and fun LEGO characters, all mixed up together.”
Riders will go against minifigures in the mystery assortment, including Trendsetter, Pharaoh, Surfer Girl, Wizard and Pirate Captain. The minifigures will ride on brick-built vehicles, including a rocket-powered surfboard and a stylish scooter fueled by espresso. Wearing VR headsets, guests will experience the action from every direction – up, down, forward, backward and all points in between – in a dazzling environment where everything is made of LEGO bricks.
The VR attraction will be optional, and riders will not be required to use the VR headset. The new attractions will hit Legoland Parks at the end of this year, and early in 2018!
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