LEGO and Nintendo are continuing their collaboration with the iconic Danish toymakers today confirmed their upcoming NES LEGO set. The incredible looking LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Building Kit is a brick-based version of Ninty’s influential and iconic 8-Bit console. The main attraction of the set, which will give plenty of gamers nostalgia, is a mechanically functional version of the Nintendo Entertainment System.
But the LEGO NES set also includes plenty of other things for grown-up kids to build.
The kit also features a controller with a connecting cable and plug and even an opening slot for the Game Pak with a locking feature.
Complimenting this is a buildable retro TV, featuring a flat 8-Bit Mario figure on the scrolling screen.
The Bluetooth-enabled Super Mario figurine from the interactive LEGO Super Mario Starter Course can also be placed on top on this TV set.
The beloved plumber will react to on-screen enemies, obstacles and power-ups just as he would have in the original Super Mario Bros game.
The LEGO NES set will be available from LEGO Stores and from Lego.com from August 1 and will be priced at £209.99.
Speaking about the news Maarten Simons, Creative Lead on LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System at the LEGO Group, said: “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.”
The LEGO Group and Nintendo announced their partnership earlier this year, with the previous highlight being the interactive Super Mario set.
This features a Bluetooth-enabled Mario figurine that makes sounds and has its expression change as it travels around a LEGO course.
The Mario Starter Course set costs just £49.99 and pre-orders are available right now from Lego.com.
There are a number of expansions available as well such as a Bowser’s Castle set that costs £89.99.
Click here to pre-order the Mario Starter Course set while clicking here will direct you to the page for the NES kit.