Nin­jago comes to life

> Look for the brand new in­ter­ac­tive at­trac­tion at Le­goland Malaysia’s theme park

The Sun (Malaysia) - - FEATURE -

GUESTS at Le­goland Malaysia Re­sort will soon be able to throw light­ning bolts, pro­duce shock­waves, send ice soar­ing and shoot fire balls with a wave of their hands, when the new­est ad­di­tion to the Le­goland theme park – Lego Nin­jago: The Ride – opens in Novem­ber.

Es­ti­mated to cost more than RM40 mil­lion, this is the largest ad­di­tional in­vest­ment since the open­ing of the Le­goland Malaysia Re­sort in 2012.

Malaysia is the first lo­ca­tion in Asia to of­fer the thrilling Nin­jago ride, af­ter it was first launched at the world’s old­est Le­goland park in Bil­lund, Den­mark ear­lier this year, and at the Le­goland Cal­i­for­nia Re­sort in April.

Lego Nin­jago: The Ride is the high­light of the park’s brand new sec­tion called Nin­jago World, de­signed by Mer­lin’s Magic Mak­ing team, which also worked on Le­goland theme parks in Cal­i­for­nia and Florida.

Lego Nin­jago: The Ride is man­u­fac­tured by Tri­otech, the world leader in me­dia-based in­ter­ac­tive at­trac­tions, and fea­tures in­no­va­tive Mae­stro hand ges­ture tech­nol­ogy.

In­spired by the pop­u­lar Lego line of Nin­jago toys and a re­lated TV se­ries, the at­trac­tion is set to be a 4D dark ride, tak­ing guests through a world where they get to be the heroes.

Riders play Ninja war­riors in train­ing un­der the guid­ance of Nin­jago char­ac­ter Mas­ter Wu, and must van­quish a le­gion of en­e­mies rang­ing from snake tribes, ghosts and skele­tons, to the ter­ri­fy­ing Great Devourer.

Through 3D im­agery, high­tech sen­sors and the use of hand move­ments in a strik­ing mo­tion, up to four riders per car can act as Ninja war­riors, blast­ing an­i­mated fire­balls, light­ning, shock­waves and ice as they travel through dif­fer­ent in­ter­ac­tive do­jos to mas­ter their skills, be­fore head­ing into bat­tle.

Hand move­ments will be reg­is­tered us­ing sen­sors on lap bars, which in turn di­rect vir­tual pro­jec­tiles to­wards the screen.

The 4D ef­fects such as heat, smoke and wind are also in­cor­po­rated through­out the ad­ven­ture, giv­ing the riders the ul­ti­mate in­ter­ac­tive ex­pe­ri­ence.

Riders also col­lect points for their train­ing and bat­tle ef­forts through­out the ride, and scores are dis­played when their quest is com­pleted.

Hans Ak­sel Ped­er­sen, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Le­goland Parks, said: “Mer­lin’s Magic Mak­ing team is at the core of ev­ery new at­trac­tion go­ing into Mer­lin parks world­wide, and we are ex­cited to be work­ing with Tri­otech to bring this global project to Le­goland Malaysia Re­sort.

“Nin­jago: The Ride rep­re­sents a new class of Le­goland at­trac­tion in terms of tech­nol­ogy, im­mer­sion and in­ter­ac­tiv­ity. The en­tire Mer­lin’s Magic Mak­ing team is ex­cited to see how guests re­act to what will be a world first and com­pletely unique theme park ex­pe­ri­ence.”

New ad­ven­ture ... Lego Nin­jago: The Ride has thrilled Le­goland visi­tors in Bil­lund, Den­mark and Cal­i­for­nia, US (left and bot­tom) and has now made its way to the brand new Nin­jago World in Le­goland Malaysia Re­sort.

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