LEGO Lead Designer introduces 71374 Nintendo Entertainment System

In a short video, LEGO Lead Designer Jonathan Bennink introduces the ‘NES-stalgic’ LEGO 71374 Nintendo Entertainment.

Today has seen the unveiling of LEGO 71374 Nintendo Entertainment System, the latest product from the collaboration between the LEGO Group and Nintendo. In this video, LEGO Lead Designer Jonathan Bennink introduces the upcoming set.

“2020 marks the 35th anniversary of the original Nintendo Entertainment System and we’re feeling a little NES-stalgic,” he says. “This incredible brick-built set includes the iconic NES control deck and a retro style tv that revolutionises classic 8-bit graphics.”

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“When you are finished building, jump into a level of the original Super Mario Bros.”

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The set uses 2,646 pieces and will be priced at £209.99 in the UK, $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.”

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