The biggest expansion pack of the LEGO Super Mario 2021 wave takes the same sandbox approach as 71360 Adventures with Mario Starter Course, delivering a variety of enemies and environmental hazards for digital Mario to encounter. You’ll still need a copy of 71360 to do anything with the new set, though, because it doesn’t actually include the iconic Nintendo character himself.
What it does include is Larry Koopa, a Goomba, Bob-omb and Koopa Paratroopa, along with a special start pipe that cuts your play time to just 30 seconds. But that’s not all: there’s also a brand new customisation tool that allows you to change the effects of three Time and Item Blocks. Add it all up, and you’ve got plenty of new ways to customise your brick-built levels.
“This thing is incredible,” he says. “This takes building your own level to a whole other level. It is insane what you are actually able to do in this set. I was dumbfounded when I was watching it unfold in front of me and seeing the actual play features in action. It’s crazy.”
Ashnflash also shows off the new poison ability, introduced in the purple biomes throughout the 2021 wave. If an Item Block – or purple plate – poisons Mario, you can shake the figure to earn a coin. Alternatively, simply walking him through a blue biome will remove the negative status effect.
71380 Master Your Adventure Maker Set will launch on January 1, 2021 for £49.99 / $59.99 / €58.48. You can view more images and details of the set here. It’s not the only LEGO Super Mario set launching in the new year, though: three new expansion packs, two new Power-Up Packs, and a second series of Character Packs are also on the way.
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