LEGO Super Mario Starter Kit Bundle with Gift is available to pre-order at LEGO.com now, with the bundle containing 71360 Adventures with Mario Starter Course and a small, add-on set for free. The bundle is priced at £49.99 ($59.99 in the USA), with the release date set for August 1 – although the ship date is currently listed as August 10.
71360 Adventures with Mario Starter Course includes the Super Mario figure, which activates not just this model but all of the other sets in the theme too. The character must then be placed on certain squares to collect coins, just as he does in classic Super Mario video games. Different squares that Mario placed on lead to different reactions, with lava for example leading to fire appearing on the figure’s chest.
Brick Fanatics understands that a series of outfits will also be released for the Super Mario figure.
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