Three new models will release in 2022 to explore the world of Luigi’s Mansion, featuring fresh accessories, characters and even a new version of King Boo since his last appearance in 71377 King Boo and the Haunted Yard Expansion Set.
However, there are a few more Super Mario-related titles we’d love the LEGO Group to dedicate a wave of builds to in the future, from high-speed racing to modular level exploration. Note that the below information is only speculation and nothing has been confirmed regarding the future of LEGO Super Mario beyond the Luigi’s Mansion models.
An obvious choice for the potential future of LEGO Super Mario is Mario Kart, with the theme already covering many of the series characters in brick-built figures. Even Mario and Luigi could work in a LEGO Kart as evidenced by a fan-made project.
While entire recreations of the series numerous tracks might be ambitious, elements of the courses could be enough to combine into a larger model, similar to how 71399 Luigi’s Mansion Entryway Expansion Set and 71401 Luigi’s Mansion Haunt-and-Seek Expansion Set will be able to for completing the mansion look. Miniature builds for the various items could also be included.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is one of the more recent spin-offs of the Super Mario Franchise, helmed by Ubisoft in partnership with Nintendo. As such, a brick-built version might require negotiations with both companies but with a sequel on the way, its gameplay could translate into LEGO sets.
Unlike the platforming of the Super Mario games, the spin-off series sees members of the Mushroom Kingdom, as well as Rabbid allies, engage in strategic battles with options to move into cover and around the battlefield. A model based on the title could see LEGO Mario have to quickly move between obstacles to reach the enemies, with incoming fire acting as a time limit.
WarioWare has also received another entry in the series recently with WarioWare: Get it Together! providing the usual manic microgame mayhem that the titles have become known for.
LEGO WarioWare sets could provide a similar setup to 71380 Master Your Adventure Maker Set with a configurable module that applies new gameplay rules to the level for replayability, with the addition of iconic WarioWare characters such as Penny, Doctor Crygor and more to keep it themed to the games.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Rounding out the list is Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, which may present a new obstacle to LEGO Super Mario thanks to the game’s twist – Captain Toad cannot jump. Whilst LEGO Mario is encouraged to leap around levels normally, a wave of models based on Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker could limit this with a new setting for the controller figures.
Possible builds could include modular levels that require Mario to stay close enough to the ground or lose time, with a collection of stars and coins scattered throughout them. What’s more, a brick-built iteration of the titular character himself could even be included with his signature backpack and headlamp.