“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 to ToyNews. “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.
The new LEGO Super Mario line will slowly add several sets. As a result, kids and fans of the video game will be able to recreate some of Super Mario’s most popular levels. Every fan will need the Mario Starter Course which will be the stepping stone for the rest of the sets which are viewed as expansions.
The set comes with a big LEGO Mario figure. Players use it to go through the levels and collect cirtual coins, jump from pipes, clouds and clash with the Goomba and Bowser Jr. figures.
The expansion sets also feature the Castle and many more levels and items. And the sets also feature interactive digital instructions and ideas for more play.
“We were thrilled to see the global reaction to news of LEGO Super Mario,” said Jonathan Bennink, digital design lead on LEGO Super Mario, the LEGO Group. “Fans have been keen to learn more, so I am pleased that today we were able to reveal more details about this exciting new collaboration that has led to a re-imagination of the LEGO building experience and an entirely new way to play inspired by the beloved video game icon, Super Mario. We can’t wait to see fans get creative and challenge each other with this highly engaging and social play experience.”
Fans can already pre-order the LEGO Super Mario sets. They will enter the stores on August 1st, 2020, so there’s still quite some time left.