It’s a-he, Lego Mario!


Lego will release its delightful looking Super Mario sets on Aug. 1, the Danish toymaker revealed, bringing your classic Nintendo moments into the real world. The 231-piece Starter Course will cost $60, and you’ll be able to combine it with the $30 Piranha Plant and $100 Bowser’s Castle expansion sets.

It’s basically an analog version of the DIY Super Mario Maker games — you can build your own levels and guide Mario to the flag pole.

The Lego Mario figure — which is a good bit chunkier than a traditional Lego minifig — has LCD screens in his eyes, mouth and belly to display a wide variety of instant reactions to movement, color and action bricks. It also has a speaker that plays the iconic sounds and music we’ve been humming since 1985.

You’ll also be able to download a free app that tracks scores and has digital building instructions (with zoom and rotate viewing tools).


Bowser’s Castle will be available in a $100 expansion set.


“We can’t wait to see fans get creative and challenge each other with this highly engaging and social play experience,”  said Jonathan Bennink, the project’s digital design lead, in a release.

source: cnet.com


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