For the last couple of days, the LEGO® Group has been teasing a new theme on social media. Today, we received a few more details about LEGO® Super Mario coming soon in collaboration with Nintendo. The new theme is billed as a “reimagination of the LEGO® building experience… Neither a video game nor a traditional LEGO® brick-based set.”
The first video giving an actual taste of the theme is above. In watching it, I can certainly see how the LEGO® experience has been reimagined. There are no Minifigures, and Mario looks computerized. As a Minifigure enthusiast, I am not sure how I feel about this. However, the idea of designing Super Mario levels using LEGO® bricks is intriguing. I have no doubt that Mario MOCs already exist out there. But getting official LEGO® pieces to support future builds will be welcome for many collectors.
“Neither a video game nor a traditional LEGO® set.”
Taking a closer look at Mario, as previously mentioned, he is computerized. In terms of scale, he is more akin to a BrickHeadz character than a Minifigure. The official press release describes Mario as an interactive figure “who collects coins in real-life game levels created with LEGO® bricks.” This is an interesting concept that allows for play environments like the traditional Mario Bros games. However, traditional Minifigures allow more possibilities in my opinion. Imagine Mario Cart in a similar style to Mighty Micros. Additionally, the focus of this set is video game-like play. I wonder how fans who want something to display will feel.
In any case, it is a little too early to make a judgement on LEGO® Super Mario. More details, pricing, and a release date have yet to be announced. In the meantime, please share your preliminary thoughts in the comments below or reach out on social media. For more LEGO® news, click here.
Until next time,
Want to support True North Bricks?
If you like the content at True North Bricks, please follow on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter for regular updates. Additionally, you can support True North Bricks by making your LEGO® (and other) purchases using the links in the menu to the right. These affiliate links earn me a little commission at no extra cost to you, thus helping to manage the cost of running this blog. Thanks for your support!