Legoland Windsor installs Christie RGB projector
Thursday, 17 February 2022
mythica-theatre-rideaw-reupload-20220216114657883Lego creatures, such as the two-headed Hydra and Fire and Ice Bird come to life in Mythica
UK - Christie's RGB pure laser projector D4K40-RGB has been installed at the Legoland Windsor Resort, the company has reported. The Christie D4K40-RGB is a key part of the technology set-up for the resort’s newest attraction, The Flight of the Sky Lion.
The Flight of the Sky Lion is billed as the UK’s first ‘flying theatre’ ride and is the main attraction in Legoland’s new £20m imaginary land Mythica: World of Mythical Creatures. Inspired by the ideas of children, the focal point is the Sky Lion that is created out of 685,530 Lego bricks. The ride itself stands 25m tall and visitors are transported below the Sky Lion’s wing to Mythica, where Lego creatures, such as the two-headed Hydra and Fire and Ice Bird come to life.
The adventure is projected onto a 20m high concave screen, and the gondola, in which the audience sits, is capable of a 30° swing, 23° pitch and a few degrees sideways movement. The ride was created by Brogent Technologies.
The ride is encased in a 20m x 20m spherical dome which has a cut-out at the top through which content is projected onto the concave screen. Stefan Rothaug, marketing and sales, Brogent Technologies, relates how the D4K40-RGB became the chosen projector for the ride:
“It was clear from the design of the dome that we needed a single projector solution,” he says. “It was all we had room for. As such we needed the best possible unit we could find, and that turned out to be the Christie D4K40-RGB. We were blown away by the vibrant colour reproduction, and the advantages of laser over lamp projection have come into their own in a theme park setting. With rides operating 10 plus hours a day, and almost 365 days a year, maintenance costs can be considerable but with laser there are no costly lamp changes every two to three months. It was our first time using laser projection and it won’t be our last.”
During the design and specification phase of the project, Brogent was able to draw on the skills of Christie Professional Services who helped Brogent with modelling lifetime costs for various projection solutions as well as calculating total number of lumens required for the dome space. “We were delighted with the help we received from Christie Professional Services,” comments Rothaug, “and we will definitely be drawing on their help in the future.”

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