Update: It would appear that early bundles of the Super Mario LEGO Starter Course have sold out at the official LEGO store, so we've scoured the internet for more options for you. You'll find a selection of alternative retailers and new LEGO store options below. Nintendo and LEGO also recently announced additional Power-Up Packs which contain new suits for Mario to try out.
It's finally happened: the union that kids (and big kids) have wanted for so long has come to pass with Super Mario finally available in LEGO form. Typically for Nintendo, the LEGO Super Mario sets are more than just standard LEGO sets - they are connected via a neat touch of technology that enables you to build Mario courses and 'run' them like you do in the plumber's video games.
The first wave of sets is set to release on 1st August 2020, and pre-orders are live for the (rather cumbersomely-named) LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Mario Starter Course. The LEGO Mario figure has little LCD screens powered by two AAA batteries that react to movement, colour and certain special bricks. His eyes, mouth and belly react to these inputs and a little speaker in the figure adds trademark sounds and musical phrases from the series, too.
We've scoured the web and tracked down the best pre-orders for the Starter Set and announced Expansion Sets in the UK and US. We'll update this article with more pre-orders as we find them, so be sure to check back.
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Preorder LEGO Super Mario in North America:
Preorder LEGO Super Mario in the UK:
What LEGO Super Mario sets are available?
The base set - the Starter Course - can be combined with a number of Expansion Sets that the LEGO Group announced alongside pre-orders for the Starter Set (see above). Each one will "unlock unique challenges and characters to play with and against friends", according to the official PR. All sets are modular and give the builder the opportunity to mix and match to create whatever Mario course they wish to.
The 231-piece Starter Course Set will retail for $59.99 / 59,99 € / £49.99, and pre-orders will come with a free (and much smaller) Super Mushroom Surprise Expansion Set gift. Pre-orders from LEGO will also include a Monty Mole Expansion Set as an additional pre-order bonus.
The first round of announced Expansion Sets include the following (pictured above):
- Piranha Plant Power Slide Expansion Set
- Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set
We'll add pre-order info for these Expansion sets when we get it. The Piranha Plant Power Slide Expansion Set is set to retail for $29.99 / 29.99€ / £24.99, while Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set has an RRP of $99.99 / 99.99€ / £89.99.
There is also a LEGO Super Mario app that works in conjunction with the Mario figure and special bricks to track scores and provide digital instructions.
Can you resist these super (Mario) sets? Let us know below which ones take your fancy, and don't forget to check back as we add the best offers when they pop up.