LEGO 71374 Nintendo Entertainment System has been announced for release on August 1. The set uses 2,646 pieces to build the ultimate nostalgia trip, capturing the classic console with all of its key details and including a retro television set. What’s more, a handle on the television operates a scrolling screen function, so the exclusive 8 bit Mario can travel through the level.
The LEGO NES will be priced at £209.99 in the UK and $229.99 in the USA.
“Super Mario has been a cherished figure in the gaming world for over thirty years now,” says LEGO Creative Lead Maarten Simons. “Many adults still fondly remember that first time they saw Mario leap across the small screen, even if the graphics were a lot simpler than they are today. With the LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System, we’re letting them truly indulge in that nostalgia, recreating one of the most-loved consoles of all time so they can see the Super Mario from their childhoods once again – and even to share the experience of gaming in the 1980s with their own children.”