Lego made a 2,600-piece replica of playing Mario on the NES

Lego and Nintendo are teaming up for a new Lego set that assembles into a blocky model of Nintendo’s 8-bit gaming console, the Nintendo Entertainment System, together with an interactive TV displaying Super Mario Bros. The two corporations collaborated earlier this 12 months to create interactive Super Mario-themed sets.

Designed for grownup builders, this new set incorporates 2,646 items that mix to create Nintendo’s first residence console in addition to an NES controller, a recreation cartridge that may match into the console, and a miniature retro TV. The TV shows Mario traversing by a stage from the 1985 traditional, and a crank situated on the left aspect of the TV permits you to transfer the mustached plumber up and down between platforms.

Image: Lego

Like the earlier Super Mario units, the Nintendo Entertainment System equipment will mix conventional constructing with digital know-how. Placing the Bluetooth-enabled Mario figurine from the Adventures with Mario Starter Course set on high of the TV will produce sounds as for those who had been really playing the authentic 1985 traditional.

The Nintendo Entertainment System Lego set will launch on August 1st — the same day as the Super Mario Lego units — for $200. The Super Mario kits incorporate totally different characters and obstacles for Mario to deal with, together with an enlargement that lets him sq. off towards his arch-nemesis, Bowser.

Update July 14th, 8:20AM ET: Lego has now introduced pricing for the NES set.

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