LEGO posted a press release detailing the entire upcoming Super Mario line, and there’s a lot. All the pictures they shared are below, along with prices and piece counts. The release date for this is pegged at August 1st. You can still pre-order the first set they announced, 71360 Adventures with Mario Starter Course for $59.99. The others are not pre-orderable yet but we’ll be putting down affiliate links anyway just in case you decide to buy later. But first, a video:
This is going to be a long post, so be prepared to scroll. We’ll start with the sets and then the press release at the very end. I’m only including the pictures that were part of the press kit download. There are more pictures and details on each of the respective product pages so click on through to see more.
My thought are at the very bottom of this article.
71360 Adventures with Mario Starter Course
71360 Adventures with Mario Starter Course | $59.99 | 231 pieces
Check out our reaction post when the first set was revealed: Nintendo Released a LEGO Super Mario Video, It Is Not What I Was Expecting, and We Break Down What We See.
71362 Guarded Fortress Expansion Set
71362 Guarded Fortress Expansion Set | $49.99 | 468 pieces
71363 Desert Pokey Expansion Set
71363 Desert Pokey Expansion Set | $19.99 | 180 pieces
71364 Whomp’s Lava Trouble Expansion Set
71364 Whomp’s Lava Trouble Expansion Set | $19.99 | 133 pieces
71365 Piranha Plant Power Slide Expansion Set
71365 Piranha Plant Power Slide Expansion Set | $29.99 | 217 pieces
71366 Boomer Bill Barrage Expansion Set
71366 Boomer Bill Barrage Expansion Set $29.99 | 132 pieces
71367 Mario’s House & Yoshi Expansion Set
71367 Mario’s House & Yoshi Expansion Set | $29.99 | 205 pieces
71368 Toad’s Treasure Hunt Expansion Set
71368 Toad’s Treasure Hunt Expansion Set | $69.99 | 464 pieces
71369 Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set
71369 Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set | $99.99 | 1,010 pieces
71376 Thwomp Drop Expansion Set
71376 Thwomp Drop Expansion Set | $39.99 | 393 pieces
* available only with select retailers
71377 King Boo and the Haunted Yard Expansion Set
71377 King Boo and the Haunted Yard Expansion Set | $49.99 | 431 pieces
* available only with select retailers
Check out our initial coverage of the Power-up Packs when they were announced a few weeks back: New LEGO Super Mario Power Packs Announced
71370 Fire Mario Power-Up Pack
71370 Fire Mario Power-Up Pack | $9.99 | 11 pieces
71371 Propeller Mario Power-Up Pack
71371 Propeller Mario Power-Up Pack | $9.99 | 13 pieces
71372 Cat Mario Power-Up Pack
71372 Cat Mario Power-Up Pack | $9.99 | 11 pieces
71373 Builder Mario Power-Up Pack
71373 Builder Mario Power-Up Pack | $9.99 | 10 pieces
71361 Character Packs
71361 Character Packs | $4.99
- Not sure why the bullet in 71366 Boomer Bill Barrage Expansion Set is called “Boomer Bill”. At first I thought it was LEGO being sensitive to current events and renaming “Bullet Bill” to something pertaining less to guns but that didn’t make much sense since there is Bullet Bill character in the 71361 CMF packs.
- The centerpiece of the entire line, Super Mario, is only available in one set: 71360 Adventures with Mario Starter Course. The promo photos for the different Power-up Packs are a bit misleading since they show Mario in each suit, but the Power-up Packs only contain the hat and the overalls. I think this is a smart move as people who may want to buy the entire collection won’t be stuck with Marios they don’t want or need. Obviously by not including a Mario in a set, it can keep the price down a bit. The ratio is already skewed so I can’t imagine how much the cost would go up by including an electronic robot. The starter set is $59.99 and only 231 pieces, but one of those pieces has bluetooth, color sensors, an LCD screen, and an accelerometer.
- I was hesitant about the line, but I’m mostly on board now. Having all of the characters be brick-built is going to take some more time to get used to though. I may feel differently once I get the product in my hands and experience it myself. That being said, I still want minifigs and traditional LEGO sets.