The LEGO Group finally reveals the full product portfolio for its LEGO Super Mario experience. Fans can expand on the LEGO Super Mario range announced in April with a whole new range of Expansion Sets, collectable Character Packs and Power-Up Packs.
LEGO Super Mario, in a unique partnership with Nintendo, will reinvent the way people interact with Super Mario in the physical world. The latest announcement gives fans the chance to build Mario’s house, search for treasure hidden by Toad, and defeat a Koopa Troopa in the Guarded Fortress, and more!
The partnership was announced earlier this year, and in April the fun-packed Adventures with Mario Starter Course was revealed alongside two Expansion Sets.
The Mario Starter Course is key to unlocking the entire play, being the only set to feature the interactive LEGO Mario figure that collects coins in-game levels created with LEGO bricks. LEGO Super Mario brings new interactivity and gameplay to the traditional LEGO brick experience.
All sets come with their own series of unique challenges and characters for fans to play with or to play against friends. In addition to the Piranha Plant Power Slide Expansion Set and Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set announced in April, the Expansion Set line-up includes:
- Guarded Fortress Expansion Set
- Mario’s House & Yoshi Expansion Set
- Toad’s Treasure Hunt Expansion Set
- Desert Pokey Expansion Set
- Whomp’s Lava Trouble Expansion Set
- Boomer Bill Barrage Expansion Set
Additionally, ten collectable enemy characters that are available in blind bag Character Packs, adding that extra level of excitement. Each pack will contain a buildable character and action tag to play with:
- Buzzy Beetle
- Bullet Bill
- Eep Cheep
Every Expansion Set and collectable Character is made to be used with the Adventures with Mario Starter Course, for an enhanced play experience. The entry point set features seven action bricks for different interactions with the LEGO Mario figure, which has LCD screens in its eyes, mouth and belly to display instant reactions to movement, colour and action bricks.
In May, the LEGO Group and Nintendo also announced a series of Power-Up Packs – including Cat Mario and Builder Mario – to help boost gameplay with a variety of suits for LEGO Mario that each reveal new features and powers.
Fans will also love the free LEGO Super Mario app created by the LEGO Group, a supporting feature to further enhance the physical play experience. It keeps track of scores to encourage continuous rebuilding, as well as providing digital building instructions with zoom and rotate viewing tools to make building easier, suggestions of other creative ways to build and play, and a safe forum to share ideas with friends.
The full LEGO Super Mario assortment will launch 1 August 2020, but fans can pre-order the LEGO Super Mario Starter Course here.