The most popular video game franchise has finally made it to the world of LEGO! The massive building blocks company has announced brand new products in the LEGO Super Mario range, and you can pre-order one now! This range was first introduced back in April but was limited until now.
If the precedent created by previous LEGO crossover sets and Amiibo is anything to go by, these sets will sell out mega fast and start going for ridiculous prices on eBay. Pre-order quickly to avoid disappointment.
LEGO has announced a range of Super Mario-themed sets that will start shipping on August 1st, so it's the absolute perfect gift to get now and stash away for the Mario fan in your life for Christmas.
Read on for all the details of this exciting new product range...
What is the LEGO Super Mario range?
In a press release issued today, LEGO announced its expanded partnership with Nintendo on the new range centred on the video game company's flagship character of 35 years.
"LEGO Super Mario will reinvent the way people interact with Super Mario in the physical world," the release claims. "The products announced today give fans the chance to build Mario's house, search for treasure hidden by Toad, and defeat a Koopa Troopa in the Guarded Fortress."
The new product ranges join the Adventures with Mario Starter Course, and include sets centred around Bowser, Yoshi and more from the uber-popular series. "The entry point set features seven action bricks for different interactions with the LEGO Mario figure, which has LCD screens in its eyes, mouth and belly to display instant reactions to movement, color and action bricks," the press release continues.
Colour us madly excited.
What LEGO Super Mario sets are there?
LEGO has announced a whole list of expansion sets for the Super Mario range, covering many of fans' favourite characters and settings from the games.
Takashi Tezuka, Executive Officer and Game Producer of Nintendo Co., Ltd, said in the press release: "With today’s announcement, 16 LEGO Super Mario sets have been introduced and I am really looking forward to seeing how people’s play expands with these and the unique Power-Up Packs."
The Power-Up Packs he's referring to, by the way, are a series of costume changes for the LEGO Mario figure which unlock new features and powers. Confirmed so far are packs for Fire Mario, Propeller Mario, Cat Mario and Builder Mario.
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How much does LEGO Super Mario cost?
Get your credit cards out, guys...
The Adventures with Mario Starter Course is available to pre-order right now from the LEGO Store for £49.99 ($59.99 in the US and €59.99 in Europe). It will ship from August 1st, 2020.
The new expansion sets are priced from £17.99 ($19.99, €19.99) all the way up to £89.99 ($99.99, €99.99). Power-Up Packs are listed at £8.99 ($9.99, €9.99) and Character Packs (blind bags featuring one of Paragoomba, Fuzzy, Spiny, Buzzy Beetle, Bullet Bill, Bob-omb, Eep Cheep, Blooper, Urchin and Peepa) will sell for £3.49 ($4.99, €3.99).
When can I buy LEGO Super Mario sets?
The Adventures with Mario Starter Course is available to pre-order RIGHT NOW at the LEGO Store. We'd recommend placing your order quickly, as these will no doubt sell out quickly.
All other sets and packs will be available to buy from August 1st, 2020. We'll update this article with all the other pre-order links when they go live!
NES LEGO Set Leaked and Teased Online
Aside from the Super Mario series, it appears that LEGO intend to release further Nintendo-related products.
Images of a LEGO NES Set leaked online yesterday, appearing to show a buildable NES, Super Mario Bros NES cartridge, and an old-fashioned TV set displaying Super Mario Bros.
LEGO has since posted this teaser of the NES console set on their Instagram. It seems we are only days away from an official announcement...