Almost all of the LEGO Super Mario sets are about the titular hero defeating various enemies and avoiding falling into the void – 71367 Mario’s House & Yoshi Expansion Set bucks that trend by offering the character’s charming little abode and his buddy Yoshi.
71367 Mario’s House & Yoshi Expansion Set is a very simple set to build, with the only real structures being the house and the tree.
Mario’s house is built exactly as it appears, with yellow walls and a red roof offering the striking colour schemes that this theme uses to capture the Super Mario world so well. The little house looks charming when complete and Mario can just fit inside to peek out of the door.
There is functionality in the house, as Mario can leap on either side of the roof, revealing a Super Star brick underneath that provides him with the coveted power up.
When the Mario figure is lay down on his back, he will go to sleep. The cloth hammock in this set is attached to the tree and a dial at the bottom, so that the character can be placed in a more comfortable spot and rocked to sleep. He looks fantastic lying in the hammock and watching him fall asleep is always amusing.
Two characters are included – Yoshi, who comes with a tag that encourages Mario to greet him, and another Goomba, who Mario can jump on to defeat. Yoshi is built using just a few pieces but captures the character’s look perfectly.
Those looking for tricky challenges to expand their levels will not find it here, but they will find something that other LEGO Super Mario sets do not achieve to this extent – an attractive set that is the perfect place to display the Mario figure, either outside of his house or asleep in his hammock. The excellent design of this charming set makes 71367 Mario’s House & Yoshi one of the more desirable sets in this interactive theme.
This product was provided for review by the LEGO Group.