After an insider tip last week, LEGO has officially announced its Super Mario line will launch on 1st August. This will include the Mario Starter Course (59.99 USD/EUR), the Piranha Plant Power Slide Expansion Set (29.99 USD/EUR), and the Bowser's Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set (99.99 USD/EUR).
According to the official PR, you can now pre-order the LEGO Super Mario Adventures Mario Starter Course on the company's website and from select retailers around the world. Note: pre-orders don't appear to be live yet.
fans will be able to begin exploring the fun-packed LEGO Super Mario universe with the Adventures with Mario Starter Course. This entry point set to the world of LEGO Super Mario is needed to unlock expansion sets and features seven action bricks for different interactions with the LEGO Mario figure that are only included in this set.
The LEGO Mario figure itself has LCD screens in his eyes, mouth and belly to display a wide variety of instant reactions to movement, color and action bricks. Also included is a speaker that plays iconic sounds and music from the video game series.
The starter course can be combined with the LEGO Super Mario Expansion Sets. Each of these unlocks "unique challenges" and characters to play with and against friends. As all of these are modular builds, fans can create the LEGO level course they want.
There'll also be a special LEGO Super Mario mobile app released by the LEGO Group. This is a supporting feature to keep track of scores, encourage rebuilding, provide digital instructions and suggest other creative ways to build and play.
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