While the oversized figures are nowhere near to scale with the brand new 2,046-piece set – which recreates classic Super Mario 64 levels in microscale – they can still interact with its fold-out dioramas. At a surface level, adding either Mario or Luigi (or both) to the set will activate unique music and sound effects, much like the rolling TV screen in 2020’s NES.
The interactive gameplay actually runs a little deeper in 71395 Super Mario 64 Question Mark Block, though: seeking out the 10 Power Stars hidden throughout the build triggers unique reactions from the digital figures. From the wording of the set description, the location of those Power Stars won’t be immediately obvious, and will instead need to be deciphered from its building instructions.
That’s a slightly more involved twist than the one in 71374 Nintendo Entertainment System, and adds a little more value to both 71395 Super Mario 64 Question Mark Block and the starter courses, including 71360 Adventures with Mario and 71387 Adventures with Luigi.
Both of those sets are available to purchase now, while 71395 Super Mario 64 Question Mark Block will go live at LEGO.com and in LEGO Stores on October 1. You can learn more about the set by clicking here, or head here to view a complete gallery of images.