In March it was revealed that LEGO was partnering with Nintendo to create a unique Super Mario play experience that combines electronics with traditional bricks. With a full range of sets, we now know what the cost of this experience will be in South Africa.
We have been provided with a full list of every single set and what it will cost in South Africa. You can find that list at the bottom of this story.
For LEGO Mario knowing the prices is even more important given the unique way this system works. The Starter Course – pictured above, a R999.99 purchase – is needed here. This set contains Mario himself, a unique electronic toy which uses a light sensor to interact with certain LEGO pieces and an app to create a blended play affair.
While you can buy the Expansion Sets, Power-up Packs and Character Pack blind bags purely to put on the shelf for decoration, the Starter Course is what really ties everything together and makes the products work as intended.
This does mean that things can get expensive but, as with all LEGO, the amount you buy to expand on the experience is up to you.
If you want to get in early the Starter Course is up for pre-order with a shipping date of 1st September. Those who pre-order will also get a free set – 40414: Monty Mole & Super Mushroom – with their purchase.
For more about how LEGO Mario works check out our interview with its lead designer Jonathan Bennink. There’s also a short trailer after the price list showing off how some of the Expansion sets work.
Anyone wanting to buy, the starter course, one of each set, power-up packs and character packs, either to make a giant play area or for collection’s sake will need to set aside R9 419.84. Coincidentally that’s just over the cost of buying a Nintendo Switch (R7 999) and Super Mario Odyssey (R929).
- 71360 – Adventures with Mario Starter Course (R999.99)
- 71362 – Guarded Fortress Expansion Set (R879.99)
- 71363 – Desert Pokey Expansion Set (R349.99)
- 71364 – Whomp’s Lava Trouble Expansion Set (R349.99)
- 71365 – Piranha Plant Power Slide Expansion Set (R519.99)
- 71366 – Boomer Bill Barrage Expansion Set (R519.99)
- 71367 – Mario’s House & Yoshi Expansion Set (R519.99)
- 71368 –Toad’s Treasure Hunt Expansion Set (R1 199.99)
- 71369 – Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set (R1 759.99)
- 71376 – Thwomp Drop Expansion Set (R649.99 – available only with select retailers)
- 71377 – King Boo and the Haunted Yard Expansion Set (R879.99 – available only with select retailers)
- 71370 – Fire Mario Power-Up Pack (R179.99)
- 71371 – Propeller Mario Power-Up Pack (R179.99)
- 71372 – Cat Mario Power-Up Pack (R179.99)
- 71373 – Builder Mario Power-Up Pack (R179.99)
- 71361 – Character Packs (R69.99)