LEGO has announced that in partnership with Nintendo, it has the LEGO Nintendo Entertainment (NES) Building Kit for adults. This new offering features a reimagining of Nintendo’s classic console, complete with a 1980s TV set, loadable game cartridge, and controllers, made entirely out of LEGO bricks.
The new NES Building Kit will be made 2646 LEGO bricks and will not only include pieces to build the actual console but also for the classic controller (with non-LEGO connecting cable) as well as a retro TV featuring a Super Mario Bros. scene. All the elements apart from the controller’s connecting cable and the included 8-bit Super Mario figure will be made completely out of LEGO bricks.
Something relatively new to this kit is the fact that the retro TV has some actual mechanical functions. A little crank on the side of the TV will move the scene inside it to mimic the side-scrolling action of the classic Super Mario Bros. game. Additionally, the set is compatible with the action brick with LEGO Mario from the LEGO Super Mario Starter course. The figure will react to the “on-screen” enemies and obstacles much like how he would in the actual game.
Super Mario has been a cherished figure in the gaming world for over thirty years now,” said Maarten Simons, Creative Lead on LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System™, the LEGO Group.
“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.”
The LEGO Nintendo Entertainment Building Kit has been listed with a price of $229.99 and will launch worldwide, along with the rest of the LEGO Super Mario product line, on August 1st. These will be available from official LEGO stores, participating retailers, as well as on the LEGO website.