Legoland Malaysia Resort will be the first of three Legoland parks worldwide to have its Project X roller coaster transformed into a virtual reality ride simulating a race scenario later this year.
Following the launch in Malaysia, The Great LEGO Race will be rolled out in Legoland Florida Resort in 2018 and Germany’s Legoland Deutschland Resort, UK parent company Merlin Entertainments Group announced.
Developed under the supervision of Merlin Magic Making, The Great LEGO Race will pit riders, wearing VR headsets, in a 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.
The adventure begins as guests approach the ride’s new entry portal to sounds of roaring engines. 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.