The LEGO Group have launched the LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Building Kit for adults, letting grown-up fans create their own NES console with LEGO bricks.
The new kit, consisting of 2,646 pieces, is the latest product of the LEGO Group and Nintendo partnership, offers a brick-built NES model packed with realistic details, including the accompanying 1980’s style LEGO television set, so nostalgic gamers and LEGO fans can recreate their favourite Super Mario Bros. childhood experiences.
The kit is a mechanically functional version of the classic console and will include a controller with a connecting cable and plug, as well as an opening slot for the Game Pak with a locking feature.
The console also comes with a buildable retro TV, featuring a flat 8-bit Mario figure on the scrolling screen. Fans can scan an action-included brick with LEGO Mario from the LEGO Super Mario Starter Course, so he reacts to on-screen enemies, obstacles and power-ups just as he would have in the iconic Super Mario Bros. game.
The LEGO Group and Nintendo announced their partnership earlier this year, bringing a fun-packed LEGO Super Mario universe to life through a Super Mario Starter Course set that exclusively features a LEGO Mario figure who displays a wide variety of instant reactions to movement, color and various action bricks.
This entry point set was followed up on in May with a series of Power-Up Packs and in June with the announcement of a range of Expansion Sets and collectible Character Packs.
All have been designed to build out the world of LEGO Super Mario, letting players unleash their creativity by building exactly the levels and challenges they want to see LEGO Mario and friends compete in.
This NES building set is part of a range of inspirational LEGO models designed for discerning hobbyists, as they look for their next immersive challenge.
The LEGO NES will be available exclusively from LEGO Certified Stores in Singapore from August 1st. All purchases of the NES Building Kit will receive a LEGO brick based boxed set as a gift with purchase, while stocks last.
The full LEGO Super Mario product line also launches on August 1st and will be available in Singapore and Malaysia directly from LEGO Brand Retail Stores, LEGO Certified Stores and LEGOLAND (Malaysia) SGD 329.90 and MYR 949.90 respectively.