Following yesterday’s teaser and leaks, LEGO has finally unveiled its next 18+ set that hits all those nostalgic buttons for all LEGO Nintendo fans. The LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System (71374) features a brick-built, properly scaled, NES console complete with all of its original details as we know it from our early video gaming days. It’s a great way to celebrate both our love for LEGO and Nintendo, especially that the latter is now celebrating the NES console’s 35th anniversary this year.
The realistic features of the LEGO NES go beyond its scale – it also features an opening slot with a locking function, recreating that nostalgic click while loading the NES cartridge. It also comes with a classic brick-built NES controller and a brick replica of Nintendo’s 8-bit Super Mario Bros video game cartridge. And to top it off, the set also includes an ingenious retro television set that can be scrolled horizontally, for that iconic side-scrolling experience. As a bonus, the interactive Super Mario figure that comes with the LEGO Super Mario Starter Course (71360) set can also be activated once placed on top of the brick TV for additional, classic in-game sounds.
There’s a lot to unpack from this set actually, considering all the subtle details that the LEGO design team has included. Watch the set’s promotional video below.
The LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System (71374) comes in at 2,646 pieces and will retail for $229.99 once it is available at LEGO Shop@Home in August. Read on for the set’s complete product description, together with crisp, HD images. You may also click on the following affiliate link below for more details.
LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System (71374)
2,646 pieces | $229.99 | Arriving on August 1, 2020
Do you love video games? Did you play Super Mario Bros.™ back in the day? Or do you just enjoy a hands-on, creative activity in your spare time? If so, this nostalgic LEGO® Nintendo Entertainment System™ (71374) model kit is perfect for you.
Authentic and interactive
The brick-built NES is packed with realistic details, including an opening slot for the Game Pak with a locking function and a controller with a connecting cable and plug. The console comes with a buildable retro TV, featuring a flat 8-bit Mario figure on the scrolling screen, plus an action brick to scan with LEGO® Mario™ (figure not included; found in the LEGO® Super Mario™ Starter Course set – 71360) so he reacts to the on-screen enemies, obstacles and power-ups just like in the Super Mario Bros. game.
This unique set is part of an inspiring collection of LEGO building sets for adults that make fabulous gifts for yourself and hobbyist friends who enjoy DIY challenges and proudly displaying their creations.
- Trigger nostalgic memories as you build this wonderfully detailed LEGO® brick Nintendo Entertainment System™ (71374) and interactive, 1980s-style television displaying the classic Super Mario Bros.™ game. • The TV has a handle-operated scrolling screen and if you scan the action brick by placing LEGO® Mario™ (figure not included) in the slot on top, he will react to the on-screen enemies, obstacles and power-ups. • Authentic details of the NES console are recreated in LEGO® style, including a controller and an opening slot for the buildable Game Pak with a realistic locking function to delight Super Mario Bros.™ fans. • Whether you were an NES gamer back in the day, a fan of retro stuff, or are just looking for an immersive, fun, creative DIY project to leave you feeling revitalized, this 2,646-piece model building kit is ideal for you.
- The buildable TV measures over 8” (22.5cm) high, 9” (23.5cm) wide and 6” (16cm) deep, and alongside the NES model makes a cool display item for your home or office. It also makes the best LEGO® gift for gamer friends.
- No batteries required – combine this playset with the LEGO® Mario™ figure in the LEGO® Super Mario™ Adventures with Mario Starter Course (71360) to activate the TV’s interactive features.
- Easy-to-follow instructions help you to build with confidence, even if you are a LEGO® newcomer. Also included is an illustrated booklet about the creation of the Nintendo Entertainment System™ and classic NES games.