Great Lego Race VR Experience Has Come to Manchester's Legoland Discovery Centre

By Tom Pritchard on at

Legoland has a virtual reality roller coaster, don't you know. Well Legoland Florida and Malaysia do, while Windsor isn't set to get the thing until sometime in 2019. But you don't need to sound too upset, because there's a bite-size version to enjoy. Originally it was limited to the Legoland Discovery Centre in Boston, but now it's come to the one in Manchester.

You know the place, it's the mini Legoland park that won't let you in unless you have a child with you. Because some things aren't suitable for adults, apparently. So even though kids under 12 aren't really supposed to use virtual reality headsets you'll still need one with you. Unless you book tickets for an Adult Fan of Lego Night (1st Wednesday of the month), in which case you won't be allowed in if you bring one.

Think of the Great Lego Race experience is a cut down version of the roller coaster. It's a two and a half minute simulator that sees you enter the passenger seat of a Lego vehicle in the middle of a cartoonish race. It's not a game, though, and you have no control over the vehicle you're in. So all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the ride.

Legoland Discovery Centre General Manager Jenn said:

“We’re 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’m certain our LEGO fans are going to love it!”

Tickets are £5 each, and not included in the original entry ticket price. The experience is open now, so if you have a kid you can pop down for the summer holidays. If you don't have a child of your own, or one you can borrow from a friend, the next AFOL night is 1st August. [Brick Fanatics]