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Merlin Entertainments continues its partnership with The LEGO Group to launch first of its next generation, newly named Discovery Centres

Opening in summer 2022, families in Brussels and across Belgium will be the first in the world to experience the next generation LEGO Discovery Centre. With a brand-new look and design, the attractions, now named LEGO Discovery Centres (previously LEGOLAND Discovery Centres) will continue an already popular offering of highly interactive indoor LEGO play experiences.


The LEGO Discovery Centre is the new home of LEGO play, which will include:

  • A new state of the art LEGO Space digital experience where children and families can build their very own space rocket out of LEGO bricks – and then they can digitally scan their build, launch and fly it in space dodging aliens and landing on other planets in the LEGO Space solar system
  • A train ride with a difference as you take a seat on the Imagination Express. It’s a train ride like no other where families embark on an interactive adventure, using magic devices to collect points. Your journey takes you through an over-sized LEGO World into a giant bubble bath, down the plug hole, deep into the LEGO ocean and finally into outer space!
  • A new pre-school offering with a new dedicated indoor play for under 5s, filled with a dinosaur-themed carousel and slides

The new immersive experience is designed to allow more family learning-through-play activities and will also include a new team of Playmakers and Master Model Builders who will continue to inspire guests through fun, interactive LEGO Creative Workshops.

Brussels is one of Europe’s most exciting and densely populated cities with a high proportion of young and growing families and offers the perfect environment for the new LEGO Discovery Centre to give consumers an opportunity to build on their passion for LEGO play and building.

Justin Platt, chief strategy officer, Merlin Entertainments: “We are delighted that our partnership with the LEGO Group continues to deliver such fantastic opportunities for our guests. By working together to design and build this next generation of the LEGO Discovery Centres, we can cater for even more families looking for the ultimate LEGO morning or afternoon of indoor activity which the whole family can enjoy together. We’re delighted to have worked closely with the LEGO Group’s strategic team to really understand how we can continue to build and strengthen the attraction’s offering for our future guests.”

Julia Goldin, chief product and marketing officer, The LEGO Group, said: “We are excited to partner with Merlin Entertainments on the development of the new LEGO Discovery Centre in Brussels which will immerse the whole family in the world of LEGO play. By creating this highly interactive indoor LEGO experience we will give families a place to play, explore, create and have fun together. Working closely with Merlin Entertainments and their expertise in the location-based entertainment sector, we hope to spark curiosity, creativity and imagination for the builders of tomorrow.”



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