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Super Mario Lego sets are now available to buy

After their big reveal earlier this year back in April, various Super Mario Lego sets have been officially released and are now available to buy.

Alongside the Lego Super Mario Starter Course – which serves as the entry point to the collection – there are various other Expansion Sets, Power-Up Packs and Character Packs on sale. These will provide you with more bricks and elements to play with so you can create vast and impressive courses.

Below, you’ll find a breakdown of what’s contained in each Lego Super Mario set, as well as the various stores you can buy them from. That way, you can decide if you want to begin with just the Lego Super Mario Starter Course or pick up a few Expansion Sets to go with it.

We won’t get into too much detail about how this unique Lego set works here, but you can visit our pals at Eurogamer for a closer look at Lego Mario. For other retro-themed brick-based goodies, you can also check out the Lego NES that launched on 1st August as well!

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a close up of the mario figure in the lego mario set

Lego Super Mario Starter Course

The Lego Mario Starter Course is your entry point to all Mario Lego sets. It comes with the Lego Mario figure that’s required to play through each level, as well as a 231-piece playset featuring the bricks, enemies, pipes and flags you need to create your very first stage.

Of course, these same bricks can be rearranged to create entirely new levels time and time again. Or they can be added to with any of the upcoming Expansion Sets. A Monty Mole & Super Mushroom Expansion Set is included for free with the Starter Course when bought from certain stores.

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the mario lego starter course

Lego Super Mario Expansion Sets

There are a total of ten Lego Super Mario Expansion Sets available from launch. These range in price from £18 and all the way up to £90. Here’s a look at the full range, plus the different stores where they are available to buy.

Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set

Thwomp Drop Expansion Set

Piranha Plant Power Slide Expansion Set

Whomp’s Lava Trouble Expansion Set

Desert Pokey Expansion Set

Guarded Fortress Expansion Set

Mario’s House & Yoshi Expansion Set

Boomer Bill Barrage Expansion Set

Toad’s Treasure Hunt Expansion Set

King Boo and the Haunted Yard Expansion Set

the mario lego bowser's castle boss battle expansion set

Lego Super Mario Power-Up Packs

Lego Super Mario Power-Up Packs offer small editions to your Super Mario Lego sets. These will add new interactive costumes to your Mario figure, giving him new actions and abilities for tackling courses. Here are the ones you can get so far:

Lego Super Mario Builder Mario Power-Up Pack

Lego Super Mario Cat Mario Power-Up Pack

Lego Super Mario Fire Mario Power-Up Pack

Lego Super Mario Propeller Mario Power-Up Pack

Lego Super Mario Sets: the Fire Power-Up Pack

Lego Super Mario Character Packs

Lastly, there is the Lego Super Mario Character Packs. These blind bags feature one of ten buildable Mario characters that are compatible with the Lego Mario Starter Course. They may be cheap, but you can’t guarantee which one you’ll get. That means repeat purchases until you get lucky!

Lego Super Mario Character Packs

What’s included in the Mario Lego sets?

That depends on which Mario Lego set you buy. To begin your collection, you’ll most likely want to go with the Lego Super Mario Starter Course.

This 231-piece playset includes everything you need to create your first Mario Lego stage. It also comes with the rather expressive Super Mario figure, who will respond with different emotions or sounds when it interacts with certain bricks and playing pieces. This includes goombas, a piranha plant and Bowser Jr. There are also ‘?’ Blocks and even a flag pole for Mario to slide down. The debut teaser video shows off a lot of different pieces. We’d suggest you give that a watch to get a clearer idea of what to expect from the set.

This Starter Bundle will eventually be built upon with a number of Expansion Sets. The first two that have been announced are the Piranha Plant Power Slide and Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle. The former is a smaller set that appears to add a new mechanic to your levels. The latter, meanwhile, is much larger and features a showdown with the infamous big bad of the Mario universe.

Some of the character packs available in the Super Mario Lego sets

What makes the Mario Lego sets unique?

Instead of an elaborate but ultimately static set up of a Mario level, the Super Mario Lego set features a Mario that is interactive. He’ll look around, collect coins from enemies and ‘?’ blocks, and much more. Placing Mario in the pipe will start a countdown, challenging those playing to get him across the level they created within the time limit. You can also use the Lego Super Mario app to get a closer look at different parts as well as find inspiration for creating your own stages.

This makes the Mario Lego sets much more interactive than almost anything that’s come before it. Lego’s Chief Marketing Officer Julia Goldin had this to say about the set:

“With this experience we will help millions of kids with love for Mario to engage and play in a completely new way, where they are in control of creating and playing games with their favourite character. By seamlessly incorporating the latest digital technology, Lego Super Mario is a highly social, interactive and collaborative experience for kids.”

As more are bound to be released in the future, we’ll be here to bring you all the latest updates on each Mario Lego set.

If you’re after any more Nintendo goodies while you’re here with us at Jelly Deals, why not check out our pages dedicated to all the Animal Crossing amiibo, as well as our picks of the best Animal Crossing merch and best Super Mario gifts. This Mario Lego set is sure to find a new place on the latter!

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