Come next month (August), LEGO will be releasing their long-awaited Super Mario Kit. Playing with this familiar Super Mario LEGO set will definitely bring back those fond memories of our childhood. This expressive, cartoon Super Mario toy figure with different LED stomachs will delight your children. If you are an adult like me who grow up with Super Mario, then you will definitely want to get this latest amazing LEGO Super Mario Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) to upgrade your current collection of the Italian Plumber!
2,646 pieces of bricks to assemble your LEGO Super Mario NES
You heard it right. A life-sized scale of the original NES can be built from scratch using LEGO bricks. It is like you getting your NES console for the first time back in the 1980s right? Unfortunately it will not be a functional NES whereby you can insert the game cartridge to play the game. Still, assembling this LEGO game console will bring you down memory lane, flooding you with tear-jerking nostalgia.
The LEGO Super Mario NES looks exactly the same like the original game console that we know down to every single intricate detail. Every single part is immaculately crafted to look exactly like the real thing from the boxy form factor to the multiple buttons and the cartridge slot that can be flipped up from the front? Ring any bells?
Just like the real NES Console
LEGO CRT TV with screen that you can scroll
There is a crank to play the LEGO Super Mario NES
Here's the awesome news: There are 3 nifty features that make this NES highly valuable with the first one being an actual wired controller with buttons that we love to press. Secondly there is also a Game Pak that you can slide into the cartridge slot: And last but not least *drum roll* a classic CRT TV with the first stage of the original Super Mario game on it. Interestingly, there is a crank on the side of the TV to let you scroll the first stage of the game and let your Super Mario strut his stuff! This is uber cool!
Watch LEGO Nintendo
If you decide to get an optional LEGO Mario figure, you can scan it with the action brick that comes with the LEGO Super Mario NES. All you have to do is place the interactive Super Mario figure on top of the TV set, and voila it will have different facial expressions depending on your progress in the scroll-able stage. I guess we the 1980s and 1990s children will have our bank accounts bleeding thanks to all this collaboration between LEGO and Nintendo. Altogether there will be 2,646 pieces of bricks for you build your very own LEGO Super Mario NES which comes with a price tag of US$229.99 (RM980). For more information, head over to LEGO's official website.