Lego Discovery Centre Brussels opens to the public today

Artwork for Lego Discovery Centre Brussels (© Lego Discovery Centre Brussels)
Artwork for Lego Discovery Centre Brussels (© Lego Discovery Centre Brussels)

Today, Friday 24 June, marks the official opening of the newest Lego Discovery Centre. This 8th Discovery Centre of Europe is located in Brussels, Belgium. The roughly 3000 m² indoor park is part of the Docks Bruxsel mall and consists of 12 ”zones”. One of which is the next installation of the Imagination Express dark ride, which since a few years comes standard with newly build Discovery Centre locations.

Imagination Express is the 6th installation of this dark ride as of writing. It is a copy of the one with the same name at Legoland Discovery Center Philadelphia that opened in 2017. The theme is that of an oversized Lego world, with scenes ranging from a giant bathtub to outer space. By shooting both physical props and targets on projections, guests can increase their score and battle each other for the most amount of points.

Imagination Express at Legoland Discovery Centre Scheveningen (© Dark Ride Database)

The other 11 zones within Lego Discovery Centre Brussels include the main hub, the Mini World, in which a large collection of Lego-sized buildings can be found. Last Wednesday, a select few members of the Lego VIP program were allowed to preview the Mini World. According to The Brussels Times, 1.5 million Lego bricks were used to construct the buildings on display, which took over 6,600 hours of work by 130 people. Other highlights of the park include a 4D cinema and workshops. Special tickets need to be purchased in order to attend during the opening weekend.