LEGO is bringing video games to life with their LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System. The buildable game console will include a buildable game cartridge, 1980s tube television, and a controller. The set clocks in at 2,646 pieces, and the controller and game cartridge will be life-size replicas from their original counterparts. To top it all off, the TV can be used to play Super Mario Bros by way of a crank on the side. Use the build crank on the side to watch Mario go through the first level from World 1-1 from the iconic game. This set will also connect with the recently announced interactive Mario mini figure too. Connecting him on top of the TV will sync up when you "play" Super Mario Bros, giving the 8-bit character in the TV some iconic noises and music from the first level. This is a whole new way of interactive collectibles and LEGO has nailed it.
Rebuilding an NES is one thing but LEGO going fans the ability to play a build a scrolling version of Super Mario is a whole other thing. This is a very unique way to connect with your childhood. From the replica controller and Game Pack, this is one set that fans will not want to miss. The LEGO Super Mario Nintendo Entertainment System is priced at $229.99. The set will be exclusive to LEGO stores and will start August 1st and you can find links located here. This will be an easy sell-out collectible for many fans so make sure you save the day.
"Do you love video games? Did you play Super Mario Bros.™ back in the day? Or do you just enjoy a hands-on, creative activity in your spare time? If so, this nostalgic LEGO® Nintendo Entertainment System™ (71374) model kit is perfect for you."
"The brick-built NES is packed with realistic details, including an opening slot for the Game Pak with a locking function and a controller with a connecting cable and plug. The console comes with a buildable retro TV, featuring a flat 8-bit Mario figure on the scrolling screen, plus an action brick to scan with LEGO® Mario™ (figure not included; find in the LEGO® Super Mario™ Starter Course set – 71360) so he reacts to the on-screen enemies, obstacles and power-ups just like in the Super Mario Bros. game."
- The TV has a handle-operated scrolling screen and if you scan the action brick by placing LEGO® Mario™ (figure not included) in the slot on top, he will react to the on-screen enemies, obstacles and power-ups.
- Whether you were an NES gamer back in the day, a fan of retro stuff, or are just looking for an immersive, fun, creative DIY project to leave you feeling revitalized, this 2,646-piece model building kit is ideal for you.
- The buildable TV measures over 8" (22.5cm) high, 9" (23.5cm) wide and 6" (16cm) deep, and alongside the NES model makes a cool display item for your home or office. It also makes the best LEGO® gift for gamer friends.