Super Mario Full Lineup Announced

After months of teases, the LEGO® Group announced the Super Mario full lineup earlier today. The first wave, due August 1, contains 16 sets. Additionally, one of the 16 is a blind bag series. Sadly, this does not mean Minifigures. The blind bags consist of buildable characters to insert in the game levels you build. Additionally, the official press release confirms that only the Starter Course comes with the interactive Mario figurine. Therefore, even though the set images released by the LEGO® Group and posted below contain Mario, he is not included in any of the sets except 71360. For past news on LEGO® Super Mario, click here.

Note: The set descriptions below contain a cost-per-brick analysis that I usually use in my set reviews. At this time, my average cost-per-brick is $0.14 CAD. In brackets, I have included the score each cost-per-brick would earn in a review.

71360 – Starter Course

  • Cost: $69.99 CAD
  • Brick Count: 231
  • Cost-per-Brick: $0.30 (26%)
  • Release Date: August 1, 2020
  • Note: This set theoretically has a terrible cost-per-brick, but you also have to account for the fact that you are getting a computerized Mario character that undoubtedly costs a lot to produce compared to standard bricks.
Super Mario Full Lineup - Starter Course
Starter Course (©2020 The LEGO® Group).

71361 – Character Packs

  • Cost: $4.99 CAD each
  • Brick Count: 23 each
  • Cost-per-Brick: $0.22 (54%)
  • Release Date: August 1, 2020
  • Of Interest: There are 10 different characters to collect.
Character Pack Super Mario full lineup.
Character Pack Super Mario full lineup (©2020 The LEGO® Group).

71362 – Guarded Fortress Expansion Set

  • Cost: $69.99 CAD
  • Brick Count: 468
  • Cost-per-Brick: $0.15 (76%)
  • Release Date: August 1, 2020
Guarded Fortress Expansion Set (©2020 The LEGO® Group).

71363 – Desert Pokey Expansion Set

  • Cost: $24.99 CAD
  • Brick Count: 180
  • Cost-per-Brick: $0.138 (80%)
  • Release Date: August 1, 2020
Desert Pokey Expansion Set (©2020 The LEGO® Group).

71364 – Whomp’s Lava Trouble Expansion Set

  • Cost: $24.99 CAD
  • Brick Count: 133
  • Cost-per-Brick: $0.187 (64%)
  • Release Date: August 1, 2020
Whomp’s Lava Trouble Expansion Set (©2020 The LEGO® Group).

71365 – Piranha Plant Power Slide Expansion Set

  • Cost: $39.99 CAD
  • Brick Count: 217
  • Cost-per-Brick: $0.184 (65%)
  • Release Date: August 1, 2020
Super Mario Piranha Plant Power Slide
Piranha Plant Power Slide Expansion Set (©2020 The LEGO® Group).

71366 – Boomer Bill Barrage Expansion Set

  • Cost: $39.99 CAD
  • Brick Count: 132
  • Cost-per-Brick: $0.302 (26%)
  • Release Date: August 1, 2020
Boomer Bill Barrage Expansion Set (©2020 The LEGO® Group).

71367 – Mario’s House & Yoshi Expansion Set

  • Cost: $39.99 CAD
  • Brick Count: 205
  • Cost-per-Brick: $0.195 (61%)
  • Release Date: August 1, 2020
Mario’s House & Yoshi Expansion Set (©2020 The LEGO® Group).

71368 – Toad’s Treasure Hunt Expansion Set

  • Cost: $89.99 CAD
  • Brick Count: 464
  • Cost-per-Brick: $0.193 (62%)
  • Release Date: August 1, 2020
Super Mario Toad's Treasure Hunt
Toad’s Treasure Hunt Expansion Set (©2020 The LEGO® Group).

71369 – Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion

  • Cost: $139.99 CAD
  • Brick Count: 1010
  • Cost-per-Brick: $0.139 (80%)
  • Release Date: August 1, 2020
Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set (©2020 The LEGO® Group).

71376 – Thwomp Drop Expansion

  • Cost: $49.99 CAD
  • Brick Count: 393
  • Cost-per-Brick: $0.127 (84%)
  • Release Date: August 1, 2020
  • Note: This set will be available only at select retailers.
Thwomp Drop Expansion Set (©2020 The LEGO® Group).

71377 – King Boo and the Haunted Yard Expansion Set

  • Cost: $69.99 CAD
  • Brick Count: 431
  • Cost-per-Brick: $0.162 (72%)
  • Release Date: August 1, 2020
  • Note: This set will be available only at select retailers.
King Boo and the Haunted Yard Expansion Set (©2020 The LEGO® Group).

Concluding thoughts on the Super Mario Full Lineup…

Sadly, Super Mario is a hard pass in my books. I can see the appeal for fans of the games. However, a wider audience would relate to the theme if it had actual Minifigures. Incidentally, I am not alone in this feeling. Many of you have reached out since the theme’s original announcement in April. The majority who have chimed in seem unimpressed. Whether you are for or against the LEGO® Super Mario line, I would love to hear from you. Drop me a line in the comments below or shout out on social media.

Until next time,

-Tom

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