Have you ever had all your guesses about a teased product come true? Say a company gives a product teaser with minimal details. You and your buddies’ speculations offer multiple possibilities on what that product actually is. Then somebody asks, “What if the product really is just what we saw?” And it gets followed by something like “What if it’s all of them?” Well LEGO the day before, teased a new LEGO Super Mario set and showed…a brick-built Question Mark block from the franchise. We offered our own guesses as to what the set is. And technically it was all of the above. Well, I guess the guessing game finally ends here with the official reveal of the LEGO Super Mario 64 Question Mark Block (71395).
So yes, that LEGO Super Mario set numbered 71395 is officially revealed. It wasn’t a Princess Peach Castle, although that’s part of it. The Mushroom Kingdom setting is there, but it was only a part of it as well. It was aesthetically based on the legendary Nintendo 64 title “Super Mario 64,” but again, it’s not just that. The set is the Question Mark block from the teaser, but it’s the container for everything else in there. We tip our hats to LEGO for their LEGO Super Mario 64 Question Mark Block set (71395). Our surprise was well-generated.
Here’s what to expect from this set as per LEGO Shop@Home
LEGO Super Mario 64 Question Mark Block (71395)
2,064 pieces | $169.99 | Coming Soon on October 1, 2021
Rekindle fond memories as you build, display, and play with the LEGO® Super Mario 64™? Block (71395). Twenty-five years on from the launch of the Super Mario 64 video game, this set features a brick-built? Block that opens to reveal instantly recognizable levels from the game: Peach’s Castle, Bob-omb Battlefield, Cool, Cool Mountain, and Lethal Lava Trouble. There are also 10 microfigures of iconic characters to place in the detailed scenes.
A delightful gift for any Super Mario fan, the set comes with step-by-step building instructions. For interactive play, add a LEGO® Mario™ or LEGO® Luigi™ figure from the 71360/71387 Starter Courses (sold separately) and collect 10 hidden Power Stars to reveal secret reactions and more.
The LEGO Super Mario range includes Starter Courses, Expansion Sets, and Power-Up Packs, allowing builders to expand, rebuild and create unique levels.
- Pay tribute to the classic Super Mario 64™ video game in LEGO® style with this brick-built version of the ? Block (71395) for display and interactive play.
- Includes 10 LEGO® Super Mario™ microfigures: Mario, Yoshi, Princess Peach, and King Bob-omb, as well as a Chain Chomp, Big Bully, Mr. I, Lakitu, penguin, and baby penguin.
- The ? Block measures over 7 in. (18cm) high, wide, and deep, and opens to reveal 4 detailed Super Mario 64™ levels: Peach’s Castle, Bob-omb Battlefield, Cool, Cool Mountain, and Lethal Lava Trouble.
Got that? It’s indeed more than a micro-scale diorama of the SM64 Mushroom Kingdom with microfigures that pack into a brick-built block. Remember the gimmick with the LEGO Super Mario NES set (71374)? Stick your LEGO Mario or Luigi (from sets 71360 and 71387 respectively) on the assembled SM64 Question Mark Block (71395). It’s another interactive surprise! Ten Power Stars are hidden in the dioramas, and the battery-powered LEGO Mario Brothers can find them. It’s incredibly mind-blowing.
And yes, it’s coming this October 1. This is definitely a priority buy for LEGO, Nintendo, and Super Mario fans/collectors.