The LEGO Super Mario (71360) Starter Course hits stores tomorrow, and it’s essentially a real world Super Mario Maker. Simply put, this set comes with an interactive Mario figure that can collect coins in game levels built with LEGO bricks. The figure itself comes equipped with LCD screens in his eyes, mouth and belly to display a wide variety of instant reactions to movement, color and action bricks. Plus, a speaker is included that plays iconic sounds and music from the video game series. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on review, and additional information.
The cool thing about the Starter Course is that it can be combined with LEGO Super Mario Expansion Sets, each of which unlocks unique challenges and characters to play against friends. Some of these expansions include the Piranha Plant Power Slide and the Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle. These are all modular builds, so the LEGO level course possibilities are only limited by your imagination.
- Fans can begin exploring the fun-packed LEGO Super Mario universe with this Adventures with Mario Starter Course 71360, featuring 7 action bricks for different interactions with the LEGO Mario figure
- LEGO Mario has a color sensor, plus LCD screens in his eyes, mouth and belly to display over 100 different instant reactions to movement; Also included is a speaker that plays iconic sounds and music from the video game
- In this super toy playset, LEGO Mario collects virtual coins as he runs and jumps from the Start Pipe to the Goal Pole via LEGO bricks, cloud platforms, the Question Mark Block and clashes with the Goomba figure and Bowser Jr
- This 231-piece, collectible LEGO toy playset makes a cool birthday or holiday gift for kids aged 6+ who can build and play their own way and learn to solve problems while having lots of creative fun
- Rearrange the Starter Course and combine with LEGO Super Mario Expansion Sets to create more challenging levels and games to play with and against friends
With today’s announcement, 16 LEGO Super Mario sets have been introduced and I am really looking forward to seeing how people’s play expands with these and the unique Power-Up Packs. Each player’s preferences and imagination are different. By adding already owned LEGO bricks onto the Starter Course, and different LEGO Super Mario expansion sets, we hope that people can create various different Mario worlds and continue enjoying them indefinitely,” said Takashi Tezuka, Executive Officer and Game Producer of Nintendo Co., Ltd.