Lego Teams With Nintendo For Retro ‘Super Mario Bros’ NES Kit

The 2,646-piece set lets you build an old-school TV with a scrolling “Super Mario” game.

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LEGO is releasing a new collab with Nintendo that’s perfect for the retro gamer who needs another way to kill time at home: A build for the old school NES

It includes controller, console, and an early 80s-era TV complete with a 1985 8-bit style Super Mario Brothers screen that scrolls to mimic gameplay.

This 2,646-piece set has been geared toward adult builders—as in people who might just remember the original. 

This NES kit combines both blocks and tech. If you put the Bluetooth-enabled Mario from the LEGO Adventures with Mario Starter Course on the TV in this set, the LEGO TV will make noises that emulate the original game.

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More details from the LEGO listing:

The brick-built NES is packed with realistic details, including an opening slot for the Game Pak with a locking function and a controller with a connecting cable and plug.

The console comes with a buildable retro TV, featuring a flat 8-bit Mario figure on the scrolling screen, plus an action brick to scan with LEGO® Mario™ (figure not included; find in the LEGO® Super Mario™ Starter Course set – 71360) so he reacts to the on-screen enemies, obstacles and power-ups just like in the Super Mario Bros. game.

This collab—along with other Super Mario LEGO kits with a variety of characters and familiar challenges—will launch August 1, 2020, and retail for $230

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Steve Huff