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Lego adds to Super Mario universe with 64 ? Block set

Published on: 10th September 2021

The ? Block opens to reveal microscale levels, including Peach’s Castle, Bob-omb Battlefield, Cool Mountain and Lethal Lava Trouble as well as several microfigures.

Coming 25 years after the initial launch of the iconic Super Mario 64 video game, The Lego Group is to launch the Super Mario 64 ? Block, a  nostalgic new set which opens to reveal four different, but instantly recognisable, levels from the game.

The introduction of the ? Block is the latest build on the partnership between the Lego Group and Nintendo, which has seen the release of other sets in the popular Lego Super Mario product line.

Along with featuring the different levels from the game, the 2,064-piece ? Block set includes several microfigures of iconic characters such as Mario and Princess Peach. Fans can also add their Lego Mario or Lego Luigi figures for music and sounds from the video game, plus seek out the hidden Power Stars that reveal secret reactions from the figures. Hints for how to find the Power Stars can be found in the building Instructions.

The Lego Super Mario universe launched last year with a Starter Course featuring an interactive Lego Mario figure, which players can use to collect digital coins and enjoy instant responses via LED screens and a speaker, while earlier this year, the Lego Group launched the Lego Adventures with Luigi Starter Course to encourage social play as the two characters can now interact with one another and jointly collect even more coins. The Lego Super Mario universe also includes Expansion Sets and Power-Up Packs, allowing builders to expand, rebuild and create unique levels in new interactive ways.

“We know how much Super Mario fans have loved the Lego Super Mario experience, and wanted to tap into even more elements of the traditional game play capturing the immersive play experience of Super Mario 64,” said Pablo Gonzalez Gonzalez, senior designer at the Lego Group. “It’s difficult to imagine the Super Mario Universe without the classic game’s iconic levels full of discovery and secrets. With this amazing set, we’re building on the exciting play experience of Lego Super Mario, both to bring a bit of nostalgia for those who played the Super Mario 64 video game, but also to introduce these wonderful levels to a whole new audience of Super Mario fans.”

Fans will be able to get their hands on the Lego Super Mario 64 ? Block set exclusively from Lego stores and Lego.com from 1st October and from other retailers in 2022.

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