There are two different types of Legos. in this world. There are Legos for kids, which end up as landmines sprinkled throughout your house. And then there are Legos for adults, which come with a twinge of nostalgia and have more instructions than an IKEA couch. (Editor’s Note: Technically we’re not supposed to say “Legos,” but instead go with “LEGO Bricks” but okay, good luck with that, LEGO). While Star Wars has been the headliner for elite builds, LEGO is releasing another classic set that pays the ultimate tribute to Super Mario 64.
Super Mario 64 turned 25 this year, which can’t be true, right? We can’t possibly be that old. Anyway, LEGO unveiled a pretty awesome collectible Super Mario 64 set. It is confined in a giant “? block,” but once you open the top it expands into four separate scenes from classic levels.
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The different scenes include “Peach’s castle,” “Bob-omb Battlefield,” “Cool Cool Mountian” and “Lethal Lava Trouble.” Classic characters and scenes will transport you back to childhood without adding to your screen time. This new set will also be compatible with the original Super Mario 64 set, including new noises. There are even hidden stars – a nice touch.
“We know how much Super Mario fans have loved the Lego Super Mario experience, and wanted to tap into even more elements of the traditional gameplay, capturing the immersive play experience of Super Mario 64,” said a senior LEGO designer. “It’s difficult to imagine the Super Mario Universe without the classic game’s iconic levels full of discovery and secrets. With this amazing set, we’re building on the exciting play experience of Lego Super Mario, both to bring a bit of nostalgia for those who played the Super Mario 64 video game, but also to introduce these wonderful levels to a whole new audience of Super Mario fans.”
You can get your Super Mario 64 fix exclusively in the LEGO store starting October 1st before it hits other stores next year. It’s a big set, with more than 2,000 pieces, and will run you $169.99 for the nostalgic trip down Nintendo memory lane.