LEGO and Nintendo team up for LEGO NES kit
The LEGO Group has partnered with Nintendo to launch a LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) kit aimed at adults.
The new kit offers a brick-built NES model packed with realistic details, including an Eighties-style LEGO television set.
The set will include a controller with a connecting cable and plug and even an opening slot for the Game Pak with a locking feature. The console also comes with a buildable retro TV, featuring a flat 8-bit Mario figure on the scrolling screen.
Fans can scan an included action brick with LEGO Mario from the LEGO Super Mario Starter Course, so he reacts to on-screen enemies, obstacles and power-ups just as he would have in the iconic Super Mario Bros. game.
“Super Mario has been a cherished figure in the gaming world for over thirty years now,” said LEGO’s Maarten Simons, Creative Lead on LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System.
“Many adults still fondly remember that first time they saw Mario leap across the small screen, even if the graphics were a lot simpler than they are today. With the LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System, we’re letting them truly indulge in that nostalgia, recreating one of the most-loved consoles of all time so they can see the Super Mario from their childhoods once again – and even to share the experience of gaming in the 1980s with their own children.”
The LEGO NES will be available exclusively from LEGO Retail Stores and LEGO.com from August 1st 2020. From 2021 it will be available also at other retailers around the world.
Check out the LEGO NES in action below:
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