LEGO and Nintendo have teamed up to bring back to life our favorite video console: the Nintendo NES LEGO edition. The new kit, which will be available on august 1st, offers a brick-built NES model packed with realistic details, including the accompanying 1980’s style LEGO tv set. With this nostalgic set, gamers and LEGO fans can recreate their favorite Super Mario bros childhood experiences.
The new LEGO Nintendo NES set contains 2,646 pieces and works mechanically. Complete with a controller, connecting cable and plug, there’s even an opening slot for the game pak with a locking feature. The console also comes with a buildable 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.
‘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.’