The Nintendo Entertainment System Returns in LEGO Form
24.07.2020

The Nintendo Entertainment System Returns in LEGO Form

WORDS BY TALIA RINALDO

Nostalgia at its best.

One of the most iconic collaborations of the year, LEGO and Nintendo are bringing our favourite video console back to life.

Giving the classic Nintendo NES console the brick treatment, gamers and LEGO fans can recreate their favourite Super Mario Bros childhood experiences.

This new kit will offer a buildable NES model packed with super realistic details, including a controller with connecting cable and plug, an opening slot for a LEGO Super Mario Bros. cartridge and an accompanying 1980’s style LEGO TV set, featuring an 8-bit Mario figure on the scrolling screen.

Comprising a whopping 2,646 pieces, this is one of the best LEGO sets for anyone who grew up during the 1980s. Oh, and the best part? It’s actually playable. You can play a game of 8-bit Super Mario Bros by scanning the included action brick from the LEGO Super Mario starter course, which will see Mario reacting to enemies, obstacles, and power-ups just as he would have in the iconic Super Mario Bros. game.

“Super Mario has been a cherished figure in the gaming world for over thirty years now,” said Maarten Simons, Creative Lead on LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System™, the LEGO Group. “Many adults still fondly remember that first time they saw Mario leap across the small screen, even if the graphics were a lot simpler than they are today.

“With the LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System, we’re letting them truly indulge in that nostalgia, recreating one of the most-loved consoles of all time so they can see the Super Mario from their childhoods once again – and even to share the experience of gaming in the 1980s with their own children.”

LEGO and Nintendo announced their partnership earlier this year, with its Super Mario Starter Course and its expansion sets, designed for younger audiences to create their own Mario levels.

This highly collectable NES building set will be available exclusively from LEGO Stores and LEGO.com from August 1st 2020 for AUD$349.99. The LEGO Super Mario Starter Course and its expansions will also be available from August 1.