Nintendo has announced via Twitter that a new bunch of LEGO Mario 'Power-Up' sets will be arriving alongside the previously revealed LEGO Mario sets on 1st August this year.
These smaller 'Power-Up Packs' will expand Mario's wardrobe options with a variety of suits from his games. Check out the trailer at the top of the page for an introduction to the sets from Lead Designer at LEGO Group, Jonathan Bennick, or the tweet below for a quick overview:
As you can see from the video, the four different costumes give Mario different abilities. You can choose between Fire Mario, Propeller Mario, Cat Mario (our personal favourite) or Builder Mario. Each power-up suit gives Mario unique abilities that cause him to interact with the course in a different way: Fire Mario can throw (invisible) fireballs; Propeller Mario can collect coins in the air; Cat Mario can climb up walls for coins; and Builder Mario can collect coins by smashing down onto the course. Neat!
Each of the packs is sold separately and apparently requires the Starter Course pack in order to function (it seems that's the only place where you can get the Mario you need to 'wear' these suits).
There are no details on price just yet, but we'll update this article with more info as it comes in. For more details on the previously announced sets, check out our LEGO Super Mario pre-order guide.
Will you be picking one of these up? All of them? Let us know with a lovely comment below.
No doubt at super inflated prices.
The video isn't working for me.
I'm still not sure about these sets. It would be much better to get standard Mario Lego.
Cute. I have no interest in these LEGO sets, however.
The title of this article hurt my brain (not hard to do, admittedly). I kept assuming "Switch" was the console and could not make sense of the rest.
I want “Mario with Cappy Suit”
These look pretty awesome. Perfect for the little ones.
This LEGO Mario idea is a one-trick pony. If I were at a LEGO store and they had this one as a demo, I'd try it, but certainly wouldn't spend $100 on it. The suits literally do nothing beyond add new pixel art and sound effects.
@Clammy I can see these being $4.99 impulse buys for those who have it.
@theJGG The LEGO Mario set isn't $100, it's $60. Also if you preordered it when it first became available you got three additional sets for free.
I was hoping for more for $9.99, but LEGO in general these days is like this unfortunately, so I'm not too surprised.
Yeah.... yeah.... well... ergh...
It's not for me but it is cool. Kids will love it, I'm sure they have some stuff for adult collectors lined up soon too. Maybe this will be the start of a continuing Lego partnership like they have with DC, Marvel, Disney etc
No Raccoon Mario
Yeaaaahhhhh, no... Those implementations of the powerups are awful....
Are they $9.99 each or for all 4?
@jump It only sold less because it was released for Wii U, once it's freed from its Wii U prison (read as released for Switch) I'd guess it'll be up there with Odyssey in sales. NSMBU Deluxe managed to outsell Mario Maker 2.
These lego figures are just terrible, I miss when they were all the old mini style.
Cool concept, but I can't get past the cubical mario.
Make no sense to me. Maybe I'm too old, but Lego will always be construction for me...
@HarryHyruleHero That’s absurd.
I want a Mario Metroid suit that comes with Samus in it not Mario. Let’s just call it Metroid Lego for ease
@Steven_the_2nd Sorry about that, I didn't actually know about that caveat! But it still doesn't feel like it has the same value as a $60 Nintendo video game.
Too expensive for its own good.
These look to me like they were designed by the people at Lego to be Duplo and then when Nintneod saw them they said, "Yeah, we like them, but can you take off the Duplo name, we don't want to be associated w/ kids toys, we get enough of that w/ our games already as it is."
Actually, the Duplo are better than these.
So wheres the lego Mario game? Surely it's in the making
Where did you buy yours that you got three free add-ons? I ordered from Lego.com and while they did throw in a small special set it wasn't three of anything. I think you're confused. They are releasing two more sets (Bowser's Castle and another) but that ***** wasn't free that's for damn sure. But even at $60, even me a huge Lego and Nintendo fan, I'm scratching my head as to why. Still pre-ordered it though.
@Ninjatiptoes sorry it was 2 free sets, three items total on my order history in not descriptive generic text. This is from my order confirmation.
Also cursing is not necessary.
@BabyYoshi65 I can excuse most Lego prices, but Lego Super Mario is really pushing it
These just look like the knock off legos with how big they are. I bet Nintendo pushed for the big ones so the would be safe for kids. I don't expect the Hyrule Castle one to look nice at all if it ever happens.
The fact this isn't also a game is shameful.
i feel as though i have to buy these. i know i may never play with the Super Mario Lego sets, but it seems as though they may make great decoration for my place. hopefully, they will create additional power-up and game sets.
now they just have to create the Super Mario Lego game.it will be all of the fun of Mario, but in Lego form. they have Paper Mario, so why not Lego Mario?
@JayJ there has never been old mini style Mario Lego. And regular Lego Minifigs are still very much a thing don’t worry! This isn’t all Lego figs going forward it’s just this special Mario set.
I hate them so much.
These things are god awful.
Everything they do with collaborations is gross. Levi’s clothes were horrid, Uniqlo designs were lame... so sad.
This is the worst LEGO merch ever.
Of course I still bought it though to sell at a premium when it sells out, but that’s because I’m greedy...
@Ogbert Oh well that's good to know. I am not exactly into Legos anymore but I still have strong nostalgia for those old minifigs.
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