Nintendo has teamed up with Lego to announce a new set based on the NES. The Lego Super Mario Nintendo Entertainment System set launches on August 1st and comes complete with a set of nostalgic builds based on Nintendo's classic console.
What is included with the new Lego NES?
When you buy the new Lego NES, you'll get Lego reproductions of the original NES console, as well as its controller. You'll also get a buildable Game Pak which you can insert into the NES once it's been built. Naturally, it won't actually do anything - there aren't any electronics inside the console, after all. Still, the controller will have some clicky tactile buttons so it'll feel a lot like an original NES peripheral. The set also comes complete with a retro-style '80s CRT TV lego build on which you can "play" scenes from Super Mario Bros. There's a crank on the TV that moves the scene forward and you can use an off-screen tab to move Mario around too (which means this doubles as the unofficial Souljaboy Lego set).
Bring the pixels to life with the #LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System set! Assemble your own console and retro TV, then turn the crank to make 8-bit Mario move across the screen! Add your LEGO Mario figure for even more fun!— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 14, 2020
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If you've got the LEGO Super Mario set released earlier this year, you can do some fun stuff with the two sets. The Mario figure from that set will interact with the retro TV component of the new set if you place him on top of its display. He'll react to on-screen obstacles, powerups, and enemies while playing the original iconic Super Mario Bros theme tune.
You can pre-order the new Lego NES set right here. The set will launch on August 1st and will set you back $299.99. You won't be able to find it in other toy retailers until 2021, so if you're hankering for a set, you'll need to buy it from Lego.com or from Lego retail stores.
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