The LEGO® set news just keeps coming. Very recently, we learned of the Chinese New Year and Harry Potter sets coming in the new year. Today, the LEGO® Group announced the January 2021 Super Mario sets. The latest wave features five all new sets. Additionally, the second wave of character packs is coming your way! All of the sets hit retail shelves on January 1, 2020. Read on for set specifics.
71380 – Master Your Adventure Maker Set
- COST: $69.99 CAD
- BRICK COUNT: 366
- COST-PER-BRICK: $0.191
- OFFICIAL SET DESCRIPTION:
Among the new sets is the Master Your Adventure Maker Set – a creative toolbox, which enables children to completely customize LEGO Super Mario building, play time and ways to earn coins. Using the Customization Machine included in the Maker Set, children can change how LEGO Mario reacts to three Special Bricks, offering variety in play, excitement and an element of surprise. The Maker Set also introduces a new special Start Pipe that will shuffle the known rules of the level play, in that players are challenged to reach the Goal Pole in less time, yet with increased rewards up for grabs. The Maker Set comes with 366 pieces, all selected to ensure that children can unleash their creativity and customize their own levels for themselves or other players.
71381 – Chain Chomp Jungle Encounter Expansion Set
- COST: $24.99 CAD
- BRICK COUNT: 160
- COST-PER-BRICK: $0.156
71382 – Piranha Plant Puzzling Challenge Expansion Set
- COST: $39.99 CAD
- BRICK COUNT: 267
- COST-PER-BRICK: $0.150
71383 – Wiggler’s Poison Swamp Expansion Set
- COST: $49.99 CAD
- BRICK COUNT: 374
- COST-PER-BRICK: $0.134
71384 – Penguin Mario Power Up Pack
- COST: $13.99 CAD
- BRICK COUNT: 18
- COST-PER-BRICK: $0.777
71385 – Tanooki Mario Power Up Pack
- COST: $13.99 CAD
- BRICK COUNT: 13
- COST-PER-BRICK: $1.076
71386 – Super Mario Character Packs (Series 2)
- COST: $4.99 CAD each
Of particular interest in this wave is the Maker Set (71380). It appears to be the Super Mario version of a brick box. Consequently, fans get a little more creative freedom. Alternatively, non-fans get access to some of the unique pieces in the theme without having to buy a regular set. However, I do not know how much pull the latter option has. In my opinion, this theme is expensive. I refrained from rating the cost-per-brick for each each because this is not a standard theme. My usual rating system is for standard sets. However, compared to standard sets, this cost-per-brick for most of these kits it high. What are your thoughts on the January 2021 Super Mario sets? Comment below or reach out on social media.
Until next time,
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