LEGO is releasing its own Nintendo Entertainment System that you can 'play'
It's part of a whole suite of Super Mario-themed sets
Jul 14, 2020
LEGO has a legacy of making pop culture’s most beloved “monuments” even more magical, simply by reimagining them in brick form. It’s released its own versions of the Millennium Falcon, Hogwarts, Disney’s Magic Castle, the Ghostbusters’ firehouse and now—that beloved console from yesteryear, the Nintendo Entertainment System.
The toy brand partnered with the video game giant on a new set that includes a replica of the '80s console, a game cartridge, a controller and a retro TV that displays the classic game Super Mario Bros.
It’s even “playable” too—a handle on the side of the set makes the screen scroll through a scene from the game, and placing a LEGO Mario figure (available separately) atop a special “action brick” on the TV will play the game’s iconic soundtrack.