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The Lego Group and Nintendo build on Lego Super Mario partnership

Published on: 15th July 2020

The new Lego Nintendo Entertainment System and 1980s-style TV lets adult fans recreate Super Mario Bros game-play.

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The Lego Group has announced a Lego Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Building Kit for adults, letting grown-up fans create their own NES console with Lego bricks. The new kit, the latest product of the Lego Group and Nintendo partnership, offers a brick-built NES model packed with realistic details, including an accompanying 1980s style Lego television set, meaning nostalgic gamers and Lego fans can recreate their favourite Super Mario Bros. childhood experiences.

The new NES Building Kit will include a controller with a connecting cable, plug and an opening slot for the Game Pack with a locking feature. The console also comes with a build-able retro TV, featuring a flat 8-bit Mario figure on the scrolling screen. Fans can scan an included action brick with Lego Mario from the Lego Super Mario Starter Course, so he reacts to on-screen enemies, obstacles and power-ups, just as he would have in the iconic Super Mario Bros. game.

The Lego Group and Nintendo announced their partnership earlier this year, bringing a Lego Super Mario universe to life through a Super Mario Starter Course set that exclusively features a Lego Mario figure that displays a wide variety of instant reactions to movement, colour and various action bricks. This entry point set was followed up in May with a series of Power-Up Packs and in June with the announcement of a range of Expansion Sets and collectible Character Packs. All have been designed to expand the world of Lego Super Mario, letting players unleash their creativity by building exactly the levels and challenges they want to see Lego Mario and friends compete in.

This highly collectable NES building set is part of a range of inspirational Lego models designed for discerning hobbyists, as they look for their next immersive challenge. The Lego NES will initially be available exclusively from Lego Retail Stores and Lego.com from 1st August 2020, priced at £209.99. From 2021 it will also be available at other retailers around the world. The full Lego Super Mario product line also launches on 1st August.

The update was shared in a video posted by the Lego Group and Nintendo yesterday and on the Lego Super Mario website.

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