LEGO has just unveiled the first set in its LEGO Super Mario theme with the LEGO Super Mario Starter Course (71360). This will be the introductory or base set that can later be expanded to include other sets in the Nintendo Super Mario world which will be introduced in the 2nd half of the year.
The main attraction of the Starter Course is the interactive LEGO Super Mario figure that collects coins in real-life game levels using LEGO bricks. The figure itself uses an LCD screen that gives the many unique expressions in his eyes and mouth. His chest also has a display that varies depending on how he interacts with his environment. Plus the figure also includes a speaker that plays iconic sounds from the classic video games.
The LEGO Super Mario Starter Course (71360) was available earlier for pre-order, but due to an overwhelming number of requests LEGO needed to halt the orders for the time being. Available over at LEGO Shop@Home, the set is expected to retail for $59.99, clocking in at 231 pieces. It will roll out in stores beginning August 1. Here are more details about this set, and you may want to click on the link below if you wish to add this to your LEGO wishlist.
As an added bonus, LEGO is throwing in a FREE LEGO Super Mario Monty Mole and Super Mushroom Expansion (40414) set if you managed to have a pre-order of the Starter Course. This expansion set comes in at 163 pieces and has a retail value of $14.99. Be sure to check back with LEGO Shop@Home for updates on when the LEGO Super Mario Starter Course (71360) will go live again.
231 pieces | $59.99
Kids can team up with their favorite character in the real world with this LEGO® Super Mario™ Adventures with Mario Starter Course (71360). The set features a LEGO Mario™ figure that gives instant expressive responses via the LCD screens and speaker. Players earn virtual coins moving LEGO Mario from the Start Pipe to the Goal Pole via spinning and cloud platforms, the ? Block, and super battles with the Goomba and Bowser Jr. toy figures. Rearrange the bricks to create new levels to master.
A free LEGO Super Mario app is available for enhanced play with this gift toy for kids. It has zoom and rotate viewing tools to make building easier, suggests other creative ways to build and play, and is a safe forum to share ideas with friends.
Great for solo play or group competitions, LEGO Super Mario sets bring a family-favorite character into the real world. This Starter Course and the Expansion Sets offer unlimited challenges and nurture problem-solving skills.
- Fans can begin exploring the fun-packed LEGO® Super Mario™ universe with this Adventures with Mario Starter Course (71360), featuring 7 action bricks for different interactions with the LEGO Mario™ figure.
- LEGO® Mario™ has color sensors, plus LCD screens in his eyes, mouth and belly to display over 100 different instant reactions to movement. Also included is a speaker that plays iconic sounds and music from the video game.
- In this super toy playset, LEGO® Mario™ collects virtual coins as he runs and jumps from the Start Pipe to the Goal Pole via LEGO bricks, cloud platforms, the ? Block and clashes with the Goomba figure and Bowser Jr.
- This 231-piece, collectible LEGO® toy playset makes a cool birthday or holiday gift for kids aged 6+ who can build and play their own way and learn to solve problems while having lots of creative fun.
- Rearrange the Starter Course and combine with LEGO® Super Mario™ Expansion Sets to create more challenging levels and games to play with and against friends.
- The LEGO® Mario™ figure is powered by 2 x AAA batteries (not included), delivering a highly interactive in-game experience where players get instant feedback and rewards for creativity.
- Kids will love the free LEGO® Super Mario™ app, which has building instructions, inspiration for fun, creative ways to play, and more. For a list of compatible Android and iOS devices, visit LEGO.com/devicecheck.
- Great for solo or group play, interactive LEGO® Super Mario™ toy building sets bring a family-favorite character to life in a unique way and offer unlimited creative challenges through expansion and rebuilding.