The previously announced Lego Super Mario line is set to go live in August, with Nintendo and The Lego Group confirming the news this week. In addition, the pre-orders are now live for the Lego Super Mario Starter Course ($69 CAD) but there is an overwhelming amount of people looking to snatch a Starter and it’s already sold out. Those who were able to secure a pre-order will also you’ll earn a free Monty Mole & Super Mushroom Expansion Set.
Ready to play with the @LEGO_Group Super Mario Starter Course? Collect virtual coins with interactive LEGO Mario figure as you run & jump across a level made of LEGO bricks! With two new expansion sets, Bowser & Koopa Troopa can get in on the fun as well!https://t.co/Xee22FlTOL pic.twitter.com/ctuHeTH2ei
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) April 7, 2020
Super Mario has continued to appear, always in a form adapted to the current hardware of the time.” said Takashi Tezuka, Executive Officer and Game Producer of Nintendo Co., Ltd. “I am thankful that in this project with the LEGO Group, Mario is jumping out of the digital world of game consoles and smart devices, and we are able to bring him into the world with a new, physical type of Mario play. It’s very exciting to think of LEGO Mario becoming a real friend to children and to picture them playing in their very own Mario world that they imagined themselves.”
While I’ve never been particularly invested in Lego, I’ve always been impressed by them and what they are capable of in the right hands. With this new Nintendo partnership, I’ve found myself considering purchase a set but it’s likely to be impossible to purchase one for some time. I find the highly detailed set, characters and usage of LCs in particular, rather impressive. Lego Mario comes with sensors as well with over 100 reactions and many recognizable sounds as well.
In addition to the Starter Course, there will also be Expansion sets. The first Expansion sets include the Piranha Plant Power Slide Expansion Set ($39 CAD) and the Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion set ($39 CAD). Thanks to being modular, you can combine and mix these to create your own levels.
The full Lego Super Mario product line is set to live on August 1, 2020.