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Our princess is in this castle, Mario!

We’ve seen some amazing LEGO microscale builds this month thanks to the Marchitecture contest. Matthias Bartsch jumps into the game with a delightful and instantly recognizable recreation of Peach’s Castle from Super Mario 64. A version of the castle appears in the official Super Mario 64 Question Block set, but Matthias’ take greatly expands on the homage with gorgeous landscaping, a larger interior and careful fidelity to the beloved in-game design. Mathias leverages the printed tiles from the official LEGO set but finds clever solutions of his own for details like the micro warp pipe, here represented with a technic pin, and poofy trees made from ice cream toppers.

LEGO Peach's Castle 2

The roof lifts off to reveal the castle’s interior, with a tiled floor and tiny staircase.

LEGO Peach's Castle (interior 1)

New LEGO set for November 2023 now available for purchase [News]

Here we find ourselves at the top of another month, on the precipice of new releases on LEGO.com. And while November may not have as many offerings as we got in October, there are a pair of gifts-with-purchase available right now to help sweeten the deal. Access to one of the GWPs requires you to be a member of the LEGO Insider program if you haven’t joined yet.

Check out all the new sets below

January 2024 LEGO sets revealed, including Jurassic Park T-Rex Skull, Minecraft, Super Mario, & Sonic the Hedgehog [News]

2024 is only a couple of months away now, and German retailer JB Spielwaren have unveiled a host of LEGO sets slated for release in the new year. These cover the Jurassic World/Jurassic Park, Super Mario, Minecraft, and Sonic the Hedgehog themes. While most of them are playsets, the highlight for adult builders and collectors is likely to be 76964 Dinosaur Fossils: T-Rex Skull. This set contains 577 pieces, for a retail price of US $39.99 | CAN $49.99 | UK £34.99. The name suggests it could be the start of a series. Here’s hoping!

The Jurassic World sets are the only ones we have global recommended retail prices for, but we do at least have prices in euros for the others. You can see prices and pictures after the jump!

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LEGO Super Mario 71395 64 Question Block listed online [News]

Following a short teaser, the new LEGO Super Mario 71395 64 Question Block set is listed online. A 2,064-piece set will be available starting October 1, for US $169.99 / 169.99 Euro / £159.99 / AU $289.99.

Check out all the pictures and the official product description under the jump.

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LEGO reveals Super Mario Block set on their social feeds [News]

Following a mysterious teaser published yesterday, LEGO shares a promo video of the upcoming Super Mario Block set. The new, unusual model in the shape of a question block from Super Mario video games hides three mini-models insides. These models represent different levels from Super Mario 64, including Princess Peach’s Castle. Neither the piece count nor the prices are revealed yet, so stay tuned for more updates about the set.

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Great Demon King Koopa

The marriage of LEGO and Nintendo that occurred in the last year has been a gift to nerdy builders everywhere. The Super Nintendo set blew our collective minds, and the Mario sets have given builders of all ages a fun new way to interact with the classic characters. Though the game is a cool idea for the Mario sets, the printed pieces and newer molds that LEGO provides in this line give builders a chance to do what they do best and build their own versions. Enter Bruce Lowell and his model of Bowser. At a larger scale than the official LEGO version, this build of the classic bad guy gives more definition and form to his legs and arms. The claws look awesome, and the spiked straps on his arm are an awesome detail. While the official LEGO Bowser’s proportions are a bit cartoonish, this version gives the character a more realistic feel. This is especially true in the face, which Bruce has molded with more depth and detail, abandoning the printed mouth tile and opting for a working jaw instead.

LEGO Bowser

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LEGO reveals the 3rd Series of Super Mario Character Packs [News]

The Super Mario blind-bag character packs are back now with their 3rd wave. It consists of 10 characters as with the previous 2 series and will be available on August 1st, 2021.

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New LEGO Super Mario starter set featuring Luigi revealed online [News]

Amazon China has just revealed the upcoming extension for the LEGO Super Mario theme. The new starter course, 71387 Adventures with Luigi, will include Mario’s brother in his signature green outfit. The set is similar to the last year’s 71360 Adventures with Mario set, but will be 50 pieces bigger consisting of 280 elements. According to Amazon, the set is priced at ¥420.64, so we expect price tags around US $60 and 60€ in other regions.

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LEGO reveals new Super Mario sets for 2021, bringing Tanooki, Wiggler, and more [News]

Today LEGO has taken the wraps off the second wave of its Super Mario sets, revealing five new sets and 10 new Series 2 blind bags that bring a host of new characters and locations to the build-it-yourself augmented reality game. Slated to hit store shelves starting January 1, 2021, the sets will still require the purchase of the original 71360 Adventures with Mario Starter Course US $59.99 | CAN $69.99 | UK £49.99, but bring new functionality to the game system with a variety of play features.

The Master Your Adventure Maker Set adds a yellow starter pipe that enables a time-challenge mode of play, where you’ll need to rush your Mario through the course as quickly as possible. Two new Power-Up suits for Mario are also coming to the mix: Penguin Mario, which will enable sliding, and Tanooki Mario for spinning. The new wave also introduces a new biome (in addition to the water (blue), fire (red), sand (yellow), and grass (green) from wave 1. The new poisonous Soda Jungle biome will be purple.

Don’t miss the other new sets for 2021:

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“It’s’a him – Mario!”

The new parts in the Super Mario sets are opening a whole new world of possibilities for LEGO fans’ creations. One new world that I’m particularly pleased to see, is Super Mario World, as built by Alex Saar.

Banzai Bill

While I suspect the new sets were the obvious inspiration for this creation, there’s only one piece from the new sets included. That one piece though, the printed Bullet Bill face, really ties the other brick built parts of the scene together with the theme. Maybe it’s just hitting me in the nostalgias really hard, but in my opinion, everything about this creation is pretty perfect. Whether it’s the perfect angles and dimensions on the large background objects, or the texture of the underground, or the way Mario is crouching just enough to look like the giant bullet will graze his head (but those who have played the game will know it’ll just miss him. And Mario himself, the boat tile is the perfect compressed hat, and the black rubber band works brilliantly for the little plumber’s hair and moustache!

Your guide to the 113 new LEGO sets now available for August 2020 including the Nintendo NES, Grand Piano, Star Wars and more [News]

August has arrived and that means new LEGO sets! LEGO has launched 108 new sets and items available today. In addition to new sets like the Nintendo NES and Super Mario lineup, Ideas Grand Piano, Star Wars 501st Battle Pack and LEGO Art, fans in the US and Canada can finally celebrate the summer arrival of Harry Potter, Creator 3-in-1, City, and Ninjago waves that you’ve waited so patiently for. Nearly every LEGO theme has some new sets–it can be a lot to process!– so we have your complete guide right here detailing each and every new set and item. [EDIT: It appears that LEGO may have delayed the US & Canada release of some of these sets until September. We’ve asked for clarification.]

LEGO is also offering two free gifts-with-purchases at the start of August. The first is 30385 Super Mushroom Surprise, free with purchases of LEGO Super Mario sets more than US $40 through August 16th or while supplies last.

The second freebie is LEGO is also 40414 Monty Mole & Super Mushroom Expansion with in-store purchases of the 71360 Adventures with Mario Starter Course through August 9th or while supplies last.

See the entire August 2020 wave of new LEGO sets now available

LEGO 71374 Nintendo Entertainment System is a buildable NES console complete with Super Mario Bros. [News]

LEGO and Nintendo have partnered to reveal 71374 Nintendo Entertainment System, a buildable NES console and a retro CRT “tube” TV that comes with a Super Mario Bro. cartridge and a scrolling level reminiscent of World 1-1. The instant nostalgia trip is made up of 2,646 pieces and even comes with an 8-bit Mario.

The NES will be sold exclusively by LEGO through the end of 2020 then expand to other retailers starting in 2021. The set will sell for US $229.99 | CAN $299.99 | UK £209.99 beginning August 1st, the same day that the other new LEGO Super Mario sets become available for purchase.

(Edit: LEGO originally listed the purchase price of US $199.99 online and in its press release and then updated the online price to US $299.99 and then updated it again to US $229.99. We have received confirmation from LEGO that US $229.99 will be the final price.)

Take a closer look at the LEGO Nintendo NES