As you’ve probably worked out, 71391 Bowser’s Airship depicts a flying vessel used by the Koopa King’s army. An ambitious release in the LEGO Super Mario line, it typically costs £89.99. However, Zavvi are currently offering it for just £54.99 – a £35 saving on the RRP.
71391 Bowser’s Airship is designed for use with LEGO Super Mario Starter Courses, such as 71360 Adventures with Mario. Several play features are integrated into the set for this purpose. That said, it may prove appealing to Super Mario fans as a standalone set. Similar vessels can be seen in video games like Super Mario Galaxy and New Super Mario Bros.
Key features of the ship include spinning propellors, a Bowser figurehead and Goomba, Magikoopa and Rocky Wrench crew members. The masts and upper decks can be removed for access to the interior, which houses a giant grabbing Bowser claw. This forms part of a small interactive activity within the ship itself. You can even place Mario or Luigi at the helm of the ship once its enemies have been taken care of.
In short, there’s a lot to recommend this set to LEGO Super Mario fans – particularly as it’s scheduled for retirement by the end of this year. It may also work well as an accompaniment to 71411 The Mighty Bowser, which is scheduled for release on October 1. This large-scale LEGO recreation of Bowser may be a bit too big to fit on his airship. But it’s easy to imagine him commanding his fleet – and this set also offers some compatibility with the LEGO Super Mario Starter Course sets.
Purchasing this set from Zavvi will cost you £1.99 in delivery charges. However, you can expect to pay just £3.99 if you’re ordering for delivery to the US.