LEGO Super Mario is coming to Best Buy August 1, 2020! And, I’ve got all the details on this amazing and innovative new product line that brings Super Mario to life in the world of LEGO bricks. I’ve got a lot to tell you about so lets start! First, let’s take a look at the LEGO Super Mario Starter Course and the interactive LEGO Mario figure.
LEGO Super Mario Starter Course
Back in April, the LEGO Group and Nintendo announced the LEGO Super Mario Starter Course and the first of a range of LEGO Super Mario Expansion Sets. Slated to release August 1, 2020, this brand new LEGO Super Mario product line features a fully interactive LEGO Mario figure, which you can use to collect coins in game levels created with LEGO bricks.
What makes LEGO Mario unique are his LCD screens in his eyes, mouth and belly. These allow LEGO Mario to instantly react to a wide variety of movement, colour and action bricks. Moreover, LEGO Mario comes equipped with a speaker that plays iconic Mario sounds and music from the series.
Both the LEGO Group and Nintendo revealed that the LEGO Super Mario Starter Course can also be combined with LEGO Super Mario Expansion Sets. The first sets announced were the Piranha Plant Power Slide Expansion Set and, you guessed it, the Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set. We also learned that a free LEGO Super Mario app will be available at launch. This app not only gives you building instructions, it also gives you suggestions on other ways to build and play, as well as keeps scores.
Super Mario Power-Up Packs
Then, in late May, the LEGO Group and Nintendo revealed four new LEGO Super Mario Power-Up Packs available August 1, 2020. Essentially these are different outfits that you slip your LEGO Mario character into. Additionally, each outfit unlocks new features and coin-collecting skills that allow you to play in new ways and customize your levels.
The four Super Mario Power-Up Packs announced were Fire Mario suit, the Propeller Mario suit, the Cat Mario suit and the Builder Mario suit. Let me tell you a little bit about each suit and some of the new features they unlock.
Fire Mario Power- Up Pack
The Fire Mario Power-Up Pack gives LEGO Mario a Fire Attack power, which allows him to attack enemies in a new way and collect extra coins!
Propeller Mario Power-Up Pack
The Propeller Mario Power-Up Pack allows LEGO Mario to dawn the propeller suit and take to the skies. Propeller sounds fill the room as you make LEGO Mario fly around the room to try and win coins.
Cat Mario Power-Up Pack
The Cat Mario Power-Up Pack is my favourite Power-Up Pack that has been announced. LEGO Mario wears special pants and a cap that give him cat-like skills. He will start to meow and purr while his special power is to walk up vertical obstacles and collect coins.
Builder Mario Power-Up Pack
The fourth and final Power-Up Pack announced is the Builder Mario suit. By dressing LEGO Mario with this suit, you can stomp hard on LEGO bricks in the courses you have created to earn digital coins. The more LEGO Mario stomps, the more coins you earn.
Even more Expansion sets and Character sets announced
Today, The LEGO Group and Nintendo revealed the final new products for the LEGO Super Mario product line. In addition to the Piranha Plant Power Slide Expansion Set and Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set, the Expansion Set line-up includes: the Guarded Fortress Expansion Set, the Mario’s House & Yoshi Expansion Set, the Toad’s Treasure Hunt Expansion Set, the Desert Pokey Expansion Set, the Whomp’s Lava Trouble Expansion Set and the Boomer Bill Barrage Expansion Set! That means there are now 16 LEGO Super Mario Expansion Sets. Wow!
And, ten collectable enemy characters will be available in blind bag Character Packs at launch on August 1, 2020. Each pack includes a buildable character and action tag to play with. The ten characters are: Paragoomba, Fuzzy, Spiny, Buzzy Beetle, Bullet Bill, Bob-omb, Eep Cheep, Blooper, Urchin and Peepa.
LEGO Super Mario is coming to Best Buy in August
The wait is almost over, LEGO Super Mario is coming to Best Buy August 1, 2020. And, I couldn’t be more excited for it! Both my son and I have already begun making our want lists. There are so many LEGO Super Mario Expansion Sets, Character Sets, and Power-Up Packs that we want, it’s hard to make up our minds.
Let me know in the comments section below what LEGO Super Mario items are on your want list.
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