LEGO and Nintendo are teaming up for a new LEGO NES set that will contain 2,646 pieces. The set will work mechanically with the ability to put in a cartridge and plug-in controllers. Alongside the NES is a new TV set with 1985’s Super Mario Bros.’s first level on display. As the user cranks the side of the TV the level will progress with Mario jumping along.
“super mario has been a cherished figure in the gaming world for over thirty years now. Many adults still fondly remember that first time they saw mario leap across the small screen, even if the graphics were a lot simpler than they are today. with the LEGO nintendo entertainment system, we’re letting them truly indulge in that nostalgia, recreating one of the most-loved consoles of all time so they can see the super mario from their childhoods once again – and even to share the experience of gaming in the 1980s with their own children.”
- LEGO Creative Lead, Maarten Simons
This blast from the past won’t be cheap, coming in at $229. The NES was released in the U.S. at a price of $99 with Super Mario Bros. When adjusted for inflation that makes the system $240, close to the LEGO price. You can pick yours up on August 1st, 2020.