LEGO Super Mario Donkey Kong fulfils a nine-year-long dream 

One of the new LEGO Super Mario Donkey Kong sets can help Mario fulfil a nine-year-long dream as one of a few references in the builds. 

As spotted by DK Vine on Twitter, Mario has been wanting to ride Rambi at least since Super Smash Bros. on Nintendo 3DS in 2014. 

Thanks to 71420 Rambi the Rhino, Mario can finally achieve this dream in LEGO form as there is space for the interactive figure on Rambi’s back with a scannable toy tag to boot. 

The account also recognised the guitar in 71421 Dixie Kong’s Jungle Jam as a reference to Donkey Kong Country 2, adding to our report of the Easter egg to a classic controller in 71424 Donkey Kong’s Tree House.


References to the wider franchise in LEGO Super Mario sets are nothing new but considering the popularity of Donkey Kong’s games, extra attention seems to have been given to these upcoming models. 

The LEGO Super Mario Donkey Kong sets launch on August 1, 2023, with four in the range. However, 71424 Donkey Kong’s Tree House is up for pre-order now in case you want to guarantee a copy of the model upon release. 

All LEGO Super Mario Donkey Kong sets

Set namePricePiecesRelease date
71420 Rambi the Rhino£8.99 / $10.99 / €9.99105August 1, 2023
71421 Dixie Kong’s Jungle Jam£20.99 / $26.99 / €26.99174August 1, 2023
71424 Donkey Kong’s Tree House£57.99 / $59.99 / €64.99555August 1, 2023
71425 Diddy Kong’s Mine Cart Ride£94.99 / $109.99 / €104.991,157August 1, 2023

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