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).

LEGO Mario Power Up Packs

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.