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LEGO announces 35th anniversary Nintendo set

by Sean P. Aune | July 14, 2020July 14, 2020 12:13 pm EDT

The partnership between LEGO and Nintendo is gaining a new entrant as the two companies look back fondly on a gaming icon.

LEGO and Nintendo recently announced the full Super Mario Bros. line, and now they’re ready for a new set that will celebrate the original Nintendo Entertainment System.

The new set will allow you to build a nearly 1:1 scale version of the NES complete with a Super Mario Bros. cartridge built of LEGO bricks. The controller will even connect to the console via a cable for the added realism. But why stop there? You need a TV to play your games on.

The NES set will also allow you to build a 1980s style television that you will be able to play Super Mario Bros. World 1-1 on. Mind you, it’s a scrolling set of LEGO Bricks, but it still looks might impressive. You can even put your Mario figure from the other sets on top of the fake TV to hear music from the game at the same time.

The new set will hit LEGO stores on Aug. 1 for $229.99. In 2021 it will go into wider release.

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Sean P. Aune

Sean Aune has been a pop culture aficionado since before there was even a term for pop culture. From the time his father brought home Amazing