First LEGO VR experience comes to the UK at Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester

The first LEGO VR experience in the UK and the second of its kind in the world is heading to Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester.

The Great LEGO Race is currently only in Boston, USA, however will be arriving at Manchester’s flagship attraction later this year where kids will be able to take part in an exhilarating new LEGO initiative.

The experience immerses fans in a brick-build LEGO world, as they sit inside a futuristic VR pod for a concept that combines sight, sound and motion. Racers will enter the virtual world for two and a half minutes, venturing across rocky mountains, rolling rivers and hot lava.

Jenn McDonough, general manager, Manchester Cluster, Merlin Entertainment, said: “We are thrilled to be the first location in the UK to offer this amazing experience.

“We were the first Legoland Discovery Centre in the UK, and remain the largest, so it is fitting that we are spearheading this entirely new concept. It’s incredibly exciting to be a part of and I am certain our LEGO fans are going to love it.”

The VR experience is designed for guests aged six years and above. Adult fans can enjoy the VR experience at the next Adult Fans of LEGO Night on August 1.

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