We’re still months away before we can see the release of the latest LEGO Super Mario sets, and as early as now, more and more info is coming in about this latest LEGO tie-in series.
Thanks to Slovakian online store Automodely, we now have a tentative list of additional LEGO Super Mario sets. If you recall, other than the Adventures with Mario Starter Course (71360), The LEGO Group also unveiled two expansion sets that will go along with it – the Piranha Plant Power Slide (71366) and the Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle (71369). From the get-go, it is clear that LEGO intends the Super Mario theme to be one integral collection of sets that have a kind of game board function with the introduction of expansion sets that add a level of play feature to the Starter Course.
And thanks to Automodely, we now have the following set names (translated via Google) that give us an idea of what to expect from these sets. Please take note that these LEGO Super Mario set names are based on a rough English translation so their official names might be different eventually.
- Piranha Attack (71362)
- Desert Pokey (71363)
- Whomp’s Fortress (71364)
- Bullet Bill’s Fire (71365)
- Piranha Plant Power Slide (71366)
- Mario’s House and Yoshi (71367)
- Toad’s Treasure Hunt (71368)
- Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle (71369)
As noted by The Brick Fan, the listing of these sets on Automodely’s site uses LEGO’s Leaf code name for the Super Mario sets. We do not have any further info on these sets such as their piece count or product descriptions, so we just have to leave it to our imagination to figure out how these sets might look like. However, these sets also give us a hint on the partial repertoire of video characters that LEGO will be throwing in. We have Mario’s spikey cactus enemy in the form of the Pokey; the imposing and snaggletoothed Whomp; the iconic Bullet Bill; and Mario’s reliable allies Yoshi and Toad. As much as I would like to see minifigure versions of these guys, it is clear by now that these Super Mario characters will most probably come in brick-built forms.
Based on these sets’ expected retail price, it seems that next to Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle (71369), it looks like Toad’s Treasure Hunt (71368) is also one sizeable set. As a last note, we can probably expect these sets to be officially announced within the next couple of weeks, so be sure to stay tuned.