Surprise! LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System (71374) Coming In August!

I’ve been down and out during these past few days (okay, more than that I guess) due to a very worrisome case of cough and colds. And imagine my surprise when I finally got back to check things out on what LEGO has been building lately. Lo and behold – here’s something that will have every LEGO Nintendo fan jumping from their seats. Because as it turns out, we can all expect the LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System (71374) to arrive sometime in August and it’s a long time coming of great things to come from an official LEGO-Nintendo partnership.

This info came from Chinese gaming blog site VJ Gamer, where box art images of the set also appeared on their site. Since the author of the site did not make it clear where he got the images of the boxed set, I’m playing on the safe side here on not showing the set’s images since it is most likely to be under embargo. However, I guess its fair game for me to give my thoughts on this very, very beautiful set.

From the get-go, the LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System (71374) clearly has the older, and Nintendo-nostalgic LEGO community in mind. The box art design also sports the new 18+ design, hinting on the fact that is intended for AFOLs. The set comes in at 2,646 pieces that allow you to build a 1:1 brick-built NES console with controller. It also comes with a similarly scaled game cartridge of the very first Super Mario video game for the NES. And to top off the iconic video game experience, there’s also a classic, brick-built CRT television to hook up the LEGO Nintendo Entertainment console.

By now, we are all familiar with how LEGO pays careful attention to details, and this LEGO NES is loaded with those little touches that make LEGO sets like this more endearing. As it seems, this set will come with a collection of uniquely molded Super Mario characters never before seen even in the new LEGO Super Mario sets. The LEGO NES will feature a collection of new, irregularly shaped tile pieces that take inspiration from the game’s classic 8-bit format. We have Mario himself, a Goomba, a Super Mushroom, a Red Shell, a Super Star, and a Mystery (?) Block. Beyond aesthetics, the LEGO NES also has several play features that allow you to have the 8-bit LEGO Mario ‘move’ on the TV screen using a lever mounted on the side. Plus, placing the newer LEGO Super Mario figure (from the LEGO Super Mario Starter Course 71360) on top of the brick-built TV set will most likely activate new voice features from the figure itself.

Lastly according to VJ Gamer, the LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System (71374) will be available starting August 1 and will retail for 229.99 Euro. Given that the official reveal will most likely happen in two weeks’ time, we can surely expect LEGO’s official reveal anytime soon.

So what do you think of this latest LEGO set? Are you excited about this as much as we are? Fire away with your comments below.

Special thanks to Lukas from Stone Wars for the heads up.

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All LEGO Super Mario Sets Officially Revealed!

LEGO has now officially introduced its entire lineup of LEGO Super Mario sets slated to be released in August. Starting with the reveal of its Starter Course set back in April, LEGO has now added 15 additional sets that further expands this latest Nintendo-inspired theme.

Check out these LEGO Super Mario Expansion sets, and Power-Up and Character Packs together with their respective product images. You may also click on the following affiliate links if you wish to know more about these at LEGO Shop@Home ahead of their release on August 1.

Adventures with Mario Starter Course (71360)

231 pieces | $59.99   

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Character Packs (71361)

$4.99 (per blind bag)

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Guarded Fortress Expansion Set (71362)

468 pieces | $49.99 

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Desert Pokey Expansion Set (71363)

180 pieces | $19.99  

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Whomp’s Lava Trouble Expansion Set (71364)

133 pieces | $19.99 

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Piranha Plant Power Slide Expansion Set (71365)

217 pieces | $29.99  

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Boomer Bill Barrage Expansion Set (71366)

132 pieces | $29.99

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Mario’s House & Yoshi Expansion Set (71367)

205 pieces | $29.99

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Toad’s Treasure Hunt Expansion Set (71368)

464 pieces | $69.99 

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Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set (71369)

1,010 | $99.99  

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Fire Mario Power-Up Pack (71370)

11 pieces | $9.99 

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Propeller Mario Power-Up Pack (71371)

13 pieces | $9.99

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Cat Mario Power-Up Pack (71372)

11 pieces | $9.99

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Builder Mario Power-Up Pack (71373)

10 pieces | $9.99 

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Thwomp Drop Expansion Set (71376)

393 pieces | $39.99; available only with select retailers

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King Boo and the Haunted Yard Expansion Set (71377)

431 pieces | $49.99; available only with select retailers

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LEGO Super Mario Outfits Set Names Revealed

It seems that LEGO still has a handful of surprises in store for us coming from its LEGO Super Mario line. Slovakian online store Svetmodelov, has listed four LEGO Super Mario outfits sets to watch out for in August.

LEGO Super Mario Outfits
A screenshot of the LEGO Super Mario outfits listed at Svetmodelov.

There’s no further info about these sets, save for their loosely translated titles, and expected retail price.

Fire Mario Outfit (71370)
Flying Mario Outfit (71371)
Cat Mario Outfit (71372)
Builder Mario Outfit (71373)
Action Cubes (71361)

From the get-go, these titles suggest that the brick-built Mario figure that comes with the Starter Course (71360) will be having a handful of outfits or costumes the way the video game intends it to be. And based on their listed price of approximately 10€ each, we can probably expect that this will include an exclusive LEGO piece for the costume (since the main figure seems to sport a removable lower torso) and several LEGO pieces to accentuate it.

Aside from these LEGO Super Mario outfits, there’s also a separate set referred to as Action Cubes (71361). I’m not really sure what these are exactly, but it’s safe to assume that this might be additional interactive cubes given its price range of 4€. As a side note, Build Better Bricks features a collection of superb custom LEGO Mario Cubes that you may want to check out. Watch their video below.

As of to date, we now have 16 LEGO Super Mario sets to look forward to including the now listed Adventures With Mario Starter Course (71360), and the confirmed and upcoming expansion sets such as the Piranha Plant Power Slide (71366) and Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle (71369). Other confirmed sets include the Super Mushroom Expansion (30385) polybag and the Monty Mole and Super Mushroom Expansion (40414) set, plus other sets that will include several of the classic characters from the video games.

It is clear that LEGO intends this to be one, integrated theme by adding expansion sets to the Starter Course that mimics the overall feel of the classic video game. The LEGO Super Mario outfits and other related sets are slated to be released in August, so we hope to see more details about these expansion sets during the next few weeks.

Thanks to The Brick Fan for the heads up.

Other LEGO Super Mario Sets and Characters Revealed

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)
The LEGO Super Mario Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle (71369) is an expansion set slated to be released sometime in August.

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.

LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Release Date Announced

It’s been almost a year since the announcement came out regarding the biggest LEGO Star Wars video game as of to date. And this time around, we now have a release date for the highly anticipated LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga.

Star Wars.com’s official YouTube channel made the announcement earlier today, scheduling the game’s release date on August 20. Check out the video below at the 1:45 mark.

UPDATE: It seems that there has been a slip-up on this one since the video is no longer available for viewing. Oopsie…

As previously announced on their blogsite, the LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga will feature what could be the most expansive video game of the franchise, covering the entire span of all nine Star Wars films. It’s not just a collection of nine distinct video games based on the films, but an integrated whole where players can choose what level or world or episode if you may, and even their favorite Star Wars hero or villain among a roster of almost 500 playable characters.

LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga

Jonathan Smith: We’re all fans; there’s no shortage of characters we’d love to play with. And you can’t ask us to pick a single favorite! It’s the fact that the whole cast is brought together, uniquely in this LEGO form — the complete collection, from Admiral Ackbar to Zorii Bliss — which makes the game so special.

Craig Derrick: There are nearly 500 characters in this game, with many of them playable. When choosing characters for a game this large, we just looked at every film in the saga and tried to say “yes” as much as possible. That said, it often comes down to storytelling and the specific role of the character in the quests and game progression. Of course, we have almost all of your favorite heroes and villains from the films, many background players, a few surprises, and…Yaddle!

Needless to say, the LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga will definitely be LEGO and TT Games’ biggest game release of this year. Keep your radars open for more updates, and I’ll keep you posted once pre-orders are around for this game.

LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Video Game

RELEASE DATE: 2020
DEVELOPER: TT Games
PUBLISHER: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
ESRB RATING: RP (E10+ Anticipated)
GENRE: Action-Adventure
PLATFORMS: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC

OVERVIEW:
The galaxy is yours in LEGO® Star Wars™: The Skywalker Saga. In this brand-new console game, players will experience memorable moments and nonstop action from all nine Skywalker saga films retold with signature LEGO humor, including the highly anticipated conclusion to the series, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. the game will immerse players in the expansive saga with the freedom to control hundreds of characters, ships and vehicles to create their own unique journey through the galaxy.

FEATURES:
• Explore the Saga in Any Order – Players can dive into the Skywalker saga and access any of the nine saga films right away in any order they choose. They can direct where to go and how to play.
• Laugh Out Loud LEGO Humor – All the unforgettable moments from the entire saga have been retold in new, fun-filled, hilarious LEGO humor.
• Play as Iconic Heroes and Villains – There are hundreds of playable characters from throughout the galaxy and every era of the saga. Players can play as Luke Skywalker, Rey, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Finn, BB-8 and a legion of other heroes, or turn to the dark side as Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Kylo Ren, and more.
• Discover Legendary Locales – Players can visit legendary locales from their favorite Star Wars films such as the desert of Geonosis, to the swamps of Dagobah and the snowfields of Starkiller Base. They can then travel through space and revisit any planet at any time. Expansive hub areas based on memorable settings from the films offer fun quests and more to explore.
• Powerful Player Experiences – Players can play on the light or dark side of the Force, master combat, and take control of ships and vehicles for empowering adventures throughout the galaxy.
• Always Family Friendly – This is an imaginative and funny LEGO gaming experience appropriate for kids of all ages. It is an accessible entry point into the Star Wars galaxy that is easy for a younger audience to pick up and play while still deep enough for anyone to enjoy.

 

26 LEGO Ideas Projects Qualify for the First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review Stage

I haven’t covered much of LEGO Ideas recently, so looking back at how things went during these past few weeks are certainly quite a surprise. A groundbreaking, 26 LEGO Ideas projects all qualified for this year’s First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review Stage. It’s unprecedented, considering the fact that we only get to see around a dozen entries or so every review stage.

I guess its a testament on how active the LEGO fan community has been lately considering most of us are forced to stay home during these times. Whatever is the case, I’m glad to see this many projects qualify and I’m sure it will be a considerable challenge for the LEGO Ideas Review Team to select those that will eventually come on top as the next official LEGO Ideas set. I also reckon that it will take some time before we can hear the outcome of these results, considering all the fan interviews and IP concerns that need to be hurdled.

I also have my personal selections, and I’m hoping product ideas such as the Sonic Mania – Green Hill Zone, Knight Rider- KITT or The Iron Giant will eventually become official LEGO sets. Though in the meantime, I will settle for Build Better Bricks’ excellent rendition of the 90’s popular robot. You may want to check it out as well.

I’m sure you have your own bets, so let’s take a quick look at these First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review Stage qualifiers that made the cut. Click on the links below for more details, drop us a comment, and let us know which among these is your favorite.

1. Mary Poppins, Cherry Tree Lane – Disneybrick55

First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review

 

2. Tesla Cybertruck – BrickinNick

 

3. Untitled Goose Game – A Fellow Player

First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review

 

4. UCS Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Norders

 

5. The Train Station: Studgate – Bricky_Brick

First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review

 

6. SpaceX Falcon 9 (Saturn V Scale) – Lego_Aviator

 

7. Mini-fig Scale Project Gemini – Stevenhoward27

First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review

 

8. Retro Bowling Alley – Astronaut Avila

 

9. Indiana Jones Trilogy – BenBuildsLego

First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review

 

10. Bricks & Blooms – Bricked1980

 

11. Sonic Mania – Green Hill Zone – toastergrl

First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review

 

12. The Great Fishing Boat – EdouardClo

 

13. Knight Rider – KITT – Jimmi-DK

First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review

 

14. Snow-groomer PRINOTH LEITWOLF – redera00

 

15. The Castle in the Forest poVoq

First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review

 

16. Coraline’s Pink Palace Apartments – Hwachtman

 

17. Historically Accurate Rome – daevead

First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review

 

18. Ruined House – kirteem

 

19. Spongebob Squarepants – The Krusty Krab – ExeSandbox

First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review

 

20. Working Waterfall – with Continuous Flowing Water! – LEGOParadise

 

21. Queen – The Miracle Express – Artistic Shadow

First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review

 

22. Futurama Planet Express Headquarter, Spaceship and the Crew – ThomasW

 

23. The Iron Giant – 20th Anniversary Edition – BrettCuv

First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review

 

24. The Legend of Zelda BotW: Hyrule Castle – BrickGallery

 

25. Blue Origin New Glenn Rocket, Launch Tower & Blue Moon Lander – 1/110 Scale Set – Matthew Nolan & Whatsuptoday

First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review

 

26. Earth Globe – Disneybrick55

 

This is really quite a list, and I’m very excited about how things will turn out for this batch. The LEGO Ideas Review Team also mentioned that they are now wrapping it up for the Third 2019 LEGO Ideas Review Stage, with a total of 12 projects that qualified. I hope we can hear from them soon in the next few weeks.

ICYMI: New LEGO Minecraft The Redstone Battle (21163) Now Listed Via Amazon UK

This piece of news seemed to have fallen off from my radar. And In case you missed it as well, Amazon UK has now listed a new LEGO Minecraft set slated for release this summer. The LEGO Minecraft The Redstone Battle (21163) comes in at 504 pieces and is expected to retail for 54.99 Euro or roughly 60 USD. It features the minifigure versions of Minecraft heroes Hex, Hedwig, Hal, and Valorie. This set is probably the first tie-in set for the upcoming Minecraft Dungeons video game that levels up the world-building game that we all know to a Diablo-style action and adventure game.

LEGO Minecraft Redstone Battle (21163)

The LEGO Minecraft The Redstone Battle (21163) is also the first among LEGO’s summer releases under the Minecraft theme which expected to arrive in June or the later.  As of this posting, Amazon UK has temporarily stopped receiving pre-orders for this set until further notice. LEGO’s online store has not yet listed The Redstone Battle (21163) set as of this posting, and I’ll update this post once new info comes in. For the rest of the LEGO Minecraft sets released for the first half of this year, you may want to visit LEGO Shop@Home for more details.

LEGO Minecraft The Redstone Battle (21163)

504 pieces | 54.99 €

LEGO Minecraft Redstone Battle (21163)

Bring all the fun of the online Minecraft Dungeons game into the real world with LEGO Minecraft The Redstone Battle (21163). With posable giants, favourite characters and fun battles, this buildable toy for kids 8+ years old gives Minecraft players an action-packed setting for endless hands-on adventures. Kids create Minecraft action of their own as they take on the giant redstone monstrosity and the redstone golem. They can use cool weapons to role-play battles and adjust the posable redstone monsters to create ever-changing scenes. There are also lots of fun accessories, such as the loot contained inside the Minecraft piggy bank. Looking for the best birthday gift or merchandise toy for a Minecraft fan? LEGO Minecraft playsets put the characters, the construction, the mini toys and the battle action from the online game right into kids’ hands. Bring Minecraft action to life with LEGO brick building toys! The posable redstone monstrosity toy measures over (16cm) tall. Contains 504 pieces.

  • Features a fearsome Redstone Monstrosity and a Redstone Golem that have been unleashed on the Overworld, plus 4 Minecraft heroes and a piggy
  • Players create their own hands-on Dungeons adventures with popular characters & posable giants, bringing the online game into the real world
  • Includes 4 Minecraft heroes: Hex, Hedwig, Hal and Valorie – along with a piggy bank that’s bursting with loot, plus lots of cool weapons
  • There’s endless action and excitement when kids join Minecraft heroes to overcome the Arch-Illager’s minions from Minecraft Dungeons game
  • This buildable toy and hands-on play boost kids’ dexterity, creativity and problem-solving skills, whether playing solo or as a group with

LEGO Star Wars The Razor Crest (75292) Box Art Hints On A Video Game Secret Code

After the welcomed arrival of the LEGO Star Wars 501st Legion Clone Troopers (75280) building set a few days ago, LEGO has thrown in another reveal that might interest you as well. To be precise, it’s not an entirely new reveal such as a new LEGO Star Wars set, but more of how probably things might look like in the near future. If you recall, we were given a glimpse of the LEGO Star Wars The Razor Crest (75292) last February, with official images of this set following later on. And this time around, LEGO Shop@Home was updated once more with additional images of this set showing its respective box art.

The Razor Crest

The LEGO Star Wars The Razor Crest comes in at 1,023 pieces and will retail for $129.99 once it is available on September 1st. Aside from the very first LEGO Star Wars set that will offer an official minifig version of The Child (aka Baby Yoda), it looks like this set will also be instrumental in unlocking a virtual version of this vehicle in the upcoming LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga video game.

The Razor Crest

Though WB Games made it clear that this video game will include all nine films in the Star Wars franchise, it is mum on whether or not it will include materials coming from several spin-off series such as The Clone Wars or even the latest The Mandalorian series. But this piece of info from the LEGO Star Wars The Razor Crest box art shows that this roughneck of a ship will also be available in the LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga video game.

I cannot say for sure if this will mark a new trend of integration among LEGO Star Wars sets and related video games later on. It’s also unclear if a digital brick version of the Razor Crest will be made available in the Skywalker Saga video game as a single playable vehicle, or will it be a part of a larger The Mandalorian DLC later on. With so much material that Disney is throwing into its Star Wars franchise lately including an Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off, it will be exciting to see what content will future DLCs roll out for this next big LEGO video game.

In the meantime, be sure to check with LEGO Shop@Home if you wish to pre-order the LEGO Star Wars The Razor Crest (75292) ahead of its September 1st release. And while you’re at it, you may also want to add to your cart and pre-order the LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars The Mandalorian and the Child (75317) slated to be released on August 1.

Sonic Returns in this LEGO Ideas Sonic Mania – Green Hill Zone Project

Another member is welcomed in the halls of the LEGO Ideas 10K Club and this time its toastergrl from the UK, and her qualifying LEGO Ideas Sonic Mania – Green Hill Zone project. Hot off the heals of the LEGO product idea Bricks & Blooms, the Sonic Mania – Green Hill Zone is our 11th entry that managed to gather the necessary 10,000 LEGO fan votes, enabling it to enter the First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review Stage. This project is based on 2017’s SEGA video game release, Sonic Mania, celebrating our blue blur’s 25th year anniversary.

Sonic Mania

I never had the chance of having Sonic as a LEGO minifigure, and though I regret the fact that I didn’t immediately grab the opportunity of getting him when his first-ever LEGO set came out in the form of a LEGO Dimensions Level Pack back in 2016, I hope that the Sonic Mania -Green Hill Zone project will provide the opportunity of seeing him again in an official LEGO set.

For the meantime, we have to wait a bit more to see if the LEGO Ideas Review Team will give this product idea a thumbs up, alongside other qualifiers for this year’s First Review Stage:  Mary Poppins, Cherry Tree LaneTesla CybertruckUntitled Goose GameUCS Chitty Chitty Bang BangThe Train Station: StudgateSpaceX Falcon 9Mini-fig Scale Project GeminiRetro Bowling Alley, Indiana Jones Trilogy, and Bricks & Blooms.

Check out the features of this set as described by toastergrl:

Sonic Mania – Green Hill Zone

Sonic Mania

For the Mania… By the Mania!

Released digitally in late 2017 and expanded on with a physical release a year later, Sonic Mania is many things. An authentic recreation of the timeless gameplay stylings of the ’90s, a stunning showcase of gorgeous pixel art and striking low-poly models, and our first true taste of what Sonic fans, gone pro, can do with the series. With all this under its belt, it’s no surprise the game is still extremely popular even years later. What better way, then, to keep the ultimate celebration of past and future rolling into the franchise’s 30th anniversary in 2021 than by bringing the hedgehog’s adventures to the brick-built world of LEGO?

Includes:

  • “Classic” Sonic the Hedgehog minifigure
  • “Classic” Dr. Eggman, Motobug and three Flickies as brick-built figures
  • Heavy Gunner and Heavy Magician as brick-built figures
  • Green Hill Zone “Palm Tree”, “Spring”, “Bridge and “Loop” modules 
  • Egg Robot mech 
  • Phantom Ruby and Ring accessories
  • ~700 pieces, with 8 new prints (excluding minifigure parts) and a sticker sheet

Sonic and LEGO are a perfect match; much like our favorite construction toy, the blue hedgehog is hugely popular with kids worldwide. Just as Sonic games give you the tools to take any given act however you want, the only limit with LEGO is your imagination – and to help inspire new adventures, this set has been designed with an alternate “Encore mode” build true to Sonic Mania Plus. Not only that, but both configurations are loaded with reconfigurability and action functions – so that busy hands can keep on returning to this play experience!

Play features:

  • Create your own act by connecting the Green Hill Zone modules together.
  • Use the Technic lever on the spring module to launch Sonic and his Flicky friends into the air!
  • Help Sonic collect the ring and Extra Life while dodging the Motobug.
  • Sit Dr. Eggman inside the Egg Robot mech.
  • Stomp through the zone with the mech’s posable arms and legs.
  • Use the handle on the mech’s extendable arms to perform a drill attack!
  • Stop the Phantom Ruby falling into the clutches of Dr. Eggman and the Hard-Boiled Heavies!
  • Rebuild into the “Encore mode” alternate build to continue the adventure – with additional modules, the Heavy King and his lackeys, Master Emerald, and the Tornado!

LEGO Super Mario Theme Officially Announced – More Details Revealed

Following the teaser that LEGO gave us yesterday, we know have a better idea of what this new LEGO and Nintendo partnership is and how this is translated into a new and innovative play experience. Needless to say, this new LEGO Super Mario theme is very much like a mash-up of the actual video game as seen through the eyes of young LEGO brick fans.

LEGO Super Mario

There’s no specific set reveal yet, save for a promotional video hinting on the fact that the LEGO Super Mario theme is not made up of only one.

As you may notice from this video, the centerpiece of this building playset is the sizeable, electronic LEGO Super Mario figure that has a pair of digital eyes and an expressive mouth. The objective is to maneuver the figure across the brick-built challenges and get handsomely rewarded with digital coins in the process. The idea is very much the same with how Mario needs to navigate the many different obstacles in the 1992 video game, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. LEGO is still quite mum on the set’s release date and how much these LEGO Super Mario sets will cost, especially considering that this LEGO version of Mario is very much the same as its Amiibo cousins from created and released by Nintendo.

Read on for the full press release down below.

The LEGO Group and Nintendo Partner to Take Legendary Brick-Building to a New Level

BILLUND, March 12, 2020: The LEGO Group announced a partnership with Nintendo that will change the way people interact with Super Mario in the physical world and engage in LEGO® experiences.

Both companies share a passion for innovation and play and their collaboration has led to a reimagination of the LEGO building experience, enabling an entirely new way to play inspired by the beloved video game icon, Super Mario.

Neither a video game nor a traditional LEGO brick-based set, LEGO® Super Mario™ is a new product line that features an interactive LEGO Mario figure who collects coins in real-life game levels created with LEGO bricks. The new line will let kids experience the playful world of Super Mario like never before. Super Mario will be brought to life in the physical LEGO world and new levels of challenge and styles of play will be part of the iconic LEGO experience enjoyed by generations.

The news was also shared in a video posted by the LEGO Group and Nintendo earlier today (https://youtu.be/Fq3hw4imZ3g).

The video, which hints at what fans can expect when LEGO Super Mario launches later this year, shows a player using an interactive Mario figure to collect coins in a real-life game level that has been created with LEGO bricks.

“We are very excited to bring Mario into the physical world through interactive and social LEGO play”, said Julia Goldin, Chief Marketing Officer, EVP of the LEGO Group. “With this experience we will help millions of kids with love for Mario to engage and play in a completely new way, where they are in control of creating and playing games with their favourite character. By seamlessly incorporating the latest digital technology, LEGO Super Mario is a highly social, interactive and collaborative experience for kids.”

“I have always liked LEGO products and how they help children use their imagination to play”, said Takashi Tezuka, Executive Officer and Game Producer of Nintendo Co., Ltd. “The new product we created together with the LEGO Group seeks to combine two different styles of play – one where you freely build the world of Mario and the other where you play with Mario in the very world that you have created.”

LEGO® Super Mario™ will launch later this year, and more information will be made available in the future. www.LEGO.com/supermario

Stay tuned here in our blog for more LEGO Super Mario news.