LEGO has revealed a new Super Mario 64 playset that takes the form of one of the game’s iconic Question Mark blocks, with a hidden secret centre.
Announced on LEGO’s website, the new playset is a fold-out version of Super Mario 64’s famous Question Mark block. When opened up, fans will find four distinct levels from the game: Peach’s Castle, Bob-omb Battlefield, Cool Cool Mountain, and Lethal Lava Trouble. The set weighs in at 2064 pieces with both the block itself and each of its levels buildable.
In addition to the various Mario stages within the set, there are also microfigures of different characters from across the game that can be placed around the set. A number of them can be seen in the playset’s official trailer, including Mario, Princess Peach, King Bob-omb, and a selection of Cool Cool Mountain’s penguins.
Pablo Gonzalez, Senior Designer at the LEGO Group spoke further about the set and why its inclusion within the wider Mario LEGO collaboration felt important to the company. “It’s difficult to imagine the Super Mario Universe without the classic game’s iconic levels full of discovery and secrets. With this amazing set, we’re building on the exciting play experience of LEGO Super Mario, both to bring a bit of nostalgia for those who played the Super Mario 64 video game, but also to introduce these wonderful levels to a whole new audience of Super Mario fans.”
The new set is the latest in a number of sets created in a partnership between Nintendo and LEGO. Previous releases in the series have included LEGO’s own take on Bowser’s iconic Airship. The collaboration also produced an interesting take on a LEGO-based co-op mode when the Luigi Starter Set launched earlier this year.
Fans will be able to get their hands on the upcoming Question Mark Block set from official LEGO retailers and the LEGO website when it releases on October 1. The set will then become available at other stores around the world in 2022. LEGO has set a recommended retail price for the set at 169.99 USD/EUR.
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Source: IGN Video Games All