A new Lego set that recreates the Nintendo Entertainment System in miniature appears to be on the way. The Lego Group has already officially teased the set, but we’ve also gotten a better look at it due to a series of leaks.
The fan sites VJGamer and StoneWars (via Wario64) caught wind of more photos that match the silhouetted image of an NES connected to an old-school CRT TV, complete with a brick recreation of World 1-1 from the original Super Mario Bros. Shortly after, an official teaser with a silhouetted shape of the Lego set appeared to confirm the leaked photos.
One of the leaked images shows the Mario figure from the Lego Super Mario sets interacting with the NES set, though the leaked images don’t detail the cross-functionality between the sets. We may have to wait for an official announcement to learn how that may work.
The NES set is said to be coming on August 1 for 229 Euro (approximately $260 US). That’s also the confirmed release date for the Lego Super Mario sets, which consists of one starter course ($60) and several expansions that range from $20 to $70. There are also blind-box characters for $5 apiece, and Power-Up packs with suits like Fire Flower Mario or Propeller Mario for $10 apiece.
At more than $200, the NES set would easily be the most expensive set of Nintendo’s partnership with Lego. With an official announcement seeming imminent, we’ll probably know more about its functionality with the Mario sets soon.
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