Earlier this year LEGO announced its collaboration with Nintendo with the Super Mario collection. While mostly aimed at children, the collection featuring the classic gaming icon will undoubtedly resonate with many adults who grew up in the 80s and 90s. LEGO and Nintendo have now revealed details on the new crossover set, which is guaranteed to bring back the nostalgia for many grown-up gamers – the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).
Comprising 2,646 pieces, the LEGO set doesn’t just come with the brick version of the gaming console, controller, and Game Pak, but also a retro interactive TV with a scrolling screen. The brick-built NES has a tonne of realistic details, including an opening slot for inserting the buildable Game Pak and a life-sized controller connected with a cable and plug, just like the real deal.
The interactive TV measures over 8-inches high, 9-inches wide, and 6-inches deep when completed, and features a flat 8-bit Mario figure that moves across the scrolling screen when a handle on the TV is turned. Additionally, if you have the LEGO Mario figure from the Super Mario Starter Course set, you can place the figure in the slot on top of the TV so he reacts to on-screen enemies, obstacles and power-ups, with sound effects just like the real game.
The LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System will be launched on 1 August and is priced at US$230.