In case you tuned in to LEGO’s live stream of its upcoming LEGO Super Mario sets yesterday, then you’ll be glad to know that aside from a new expansion set, fans of Nintendo’s iconic gorilla will also have his very first official LEGO set in the form of an upcoming LEGO Super Mario Donkey Kong set!
The reveal was made by host Jack Gardner over at LEGO’s YouTube channel. You can catch a sneak peek of this exciting new set below.
Not so much was mentioned with this set, save from the title card that reads LEGO Super Mario Donkey Kong. But from the looks of it, it seems that this first brick rendition of DK will unlock new features from the Mario, Luigi, and Peach starter packs. It looks like this feature will be activated once these starter packs are mounted or joined together with LEGO Super Mario Donkey Kong. It’s quite unsure yet if LEGO’s Donkey Kong will be part of a larger expansion set, or will be a stand-alone one. We just have to wait and see in the coming months.
From the get-go, this build is not very much different in terms of height as compared to the LEGO Mario figure. The printed tile for his eyes is also spot-on, accurately catching the looks of Nintendo’s legendary gorilla. I would also like to commend the designers here for their decision to actually provide molded hands for DK.
Hopefully will get to see more details about this in the next few weeks. And with more LEGO Super Mario sets to be unveiled in the coming days, I’m still keeping my fingers crossed for actual Mario and Luigi minifigures. It’s certainly a possibility especially now that promotions for Illumination’s The Super Mario Bros. Movie are now in full swing. The film is scheduled for a theatrical release starting April 5, 2023.