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Lego Racers is a racing video game developed by High Voltage Software and published by Lego Media. The game was initially released on July 31, 1999 for Microsoft Windows, and was later released on October 31, 1999 for the Nintendo 64, on December 17, 1999 for the PlayStation and on December 29, 2000 for the Game Boy Color.

Set in the fictional "Legoland" universe, the single-player mode follows various minifigure characters competing in a racing competition created by a fictional racing champion called Rocket Racer. Players control a minifigure, allowing them to drive a variety of cars built out of Lego and race them against other minifigure characters. Items can be used by the player to hinder other racers' progress, and the player can create their own cars and characters with unlocked Lego bricks and use them to race. A local multiplayer mode also allows multiple players to race against each other. Originally conceived by High Voltage founder Kerry Ganofsky, creative expertise from The Lego Group assisted High Voltage in the game's development after Lego Media agreed to begin production. It received a mix of high and low scoring reviews from critics, who were divided on the game's graphics, construction system, driving gameplay and other design aspects. A sequel to the game developed by ATD called Lego Racers 2 was released in 2001.

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