Super Mario Lego Gets Some Power Ups!

Super Mario Lego Gets Some Power Ups!

Lego revealed some new details about their upcoming Super Mario theme. The bluetooth enabled Mario figure will be getting a variety of Power-Up Packs. These represent a small selection of the various suits that Mario has worn through the years. There is the original power up, the Fire Suit from Super Mario Bros (1985). A bit more recent is the Propeller Suit form the New Super Mario Bros (2009). The Cat Suit from Super Mario 3D World (2013). And the most recent, the Builder Suit which first appeared in Super Mario Maker (2015). Each one of these power ups give the Lego Mario some new powers. For instance the Cat Suit lets Mario earn coins by climbing up walls. It also seems that these packs also include unique sounds and animations. If this theme takes off the next round of Power-Ups should be interesting. Something from Super Mario Odyssey perhaps? Lego has a release date set for August 1st for these, so get saving now!

You can watch and learn more about these Power Ups and the Mario Suits below or over here: https://youtu.be/poS9QqFSTuo

Timmy’s Lego Bedroom / Laboratory

Timmy’s Lego Bedroom, Laboratory Lego MOC

Timmy’s Bedroom is created by lokiloki29 as an entry in MOC Wars. Specifically for “Category 20: Self-Repro Bricktime,” a challenge where the scene must feature a laboratory that is replicating Lego bricks, and it must include at least one propeller piece. The designer decided to set the scene in a Lego bedroom, with an at home science setup. It would seem that in between video games, skateboarding, and soccer, Timmy is researching his new self-replicating Lego tree. There is a whole story created for this Lego MOC. The room itself has a bunch of fun mini-builds. Such as the little potted plant in the foreground, the microscope, and the bed. The bed even features a Mario pattern, created with a variety of 1×1 and 1×2 Lego bricks. You can even spot a Lego propeller used in the ceiling fan above the bed.

Check out “Timmy’s Bedroom” and read more about self-replicating Lego plants over here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lokiloki29/49662172458/

Save The Day With Lego Yoshi

Save The Day With Lego Yoshi

Yoshi! He is Mario’s trusted friend, traveling companion, babysitter, and sometimes even vehicle. First appearing in Super Mario World, where he wowed the world with his ground pound, flutter jump, egg throwing, and appetite. The green dino has made it into almost all of the Mario video games since his debut. This Lego Yoshi is the creation of Koen Zwanenburg. It has movable legs, arms, and jaws. The lime green lego is a perfect match for him which in the past Lego builds have had to use the darker green. This lego dinosaur even has sneakers, which helps him get around. If you look hard enough you might even find him in Mario 64.

Check out Lego Yoshi over here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/swandutchman/49749418006/

There are also other Mario and Nintendo stuff over here: http://everydaybricks.com/tag/nintendo/

Level Up With Lego Super Mario Details And Video

Lego Super Mario Theme Details

Lego has revealed new details about their new theme based on Super Mario. Previously they showcased a short teaser video on MAR10 day, and now they are showing off a lot more of the theme. It is very clear in the provided details that this set is being produced for kids. The whole theme is a new direction for Lego, which they put best stating:

“Neither a video game nor a traditional LEGO brick-based set, LEGO® Super Mario™ is a new product line that features an interactive LEGO Mario figure who collects coins in real-life game levels created with LEGO bricks. The new line will let kids experience the playful world of Super Mario like never before. Super Mario will be brought to life in the physical LEGO world and new levels of challenge and styles of play will be part of the iconic LEGO experience enjoyed by generations.”

There is no release date or pricing details at this time. Lego did announce that more information is coming soon, with a planned release in the Summer of 2020.

Lego Goomba And Mario
Lego Super Mario Set

This new theme seems to fit in between Duplo and the Classic System sets. They share a lot in common with the recent Lego Junior sets. A lot of big pieces and simple building techniques.

The new sets features a bluetooth enabled Mario, with interactive screens and speakers. With these new electronic abilities Mario is able to interact with the Lego set by keeping scores, playing music, and setting a timer. He features realativly few brick customizing features. It looks like only the iconic Mario hat and a few 1×1 rounds are removable.

The new Lego Super Mario theme looks a whole lot like the Mario Party video games. The sets combine to create a board game looking layout. You could say they are recreating the platforming levels from the games. As you move Lego Mario around you can stomp on Goombas, defeat Koopa Troopas, swim past Bloopers, and embarrass Shy Guys. There is even a boss at the end, this time its Baby Bowser.

Lego Mario Party Video Game
Lego Shy Guy

Along the way Lego Mario can find some help. A brick built Lego Yoshi, a handy Warp Pipe, and even Toad’s house. Some quick notes about the theme: It seems that the interactive features are found in various new Lego pieces. The big feet piece found on Yoshi and the Shy Guy probably hides some of the electronics, as does the turtle shell on Baby Bower. There are also a lot of new plates. A very interesting design in the green plates topping the landscaping is that they are probably hiding other electronic bits.

The Lego Super Mario theme looks like a lot of fun for kids. The Mario Party design is interesting, and all the features of Bluetooth Mario could prove to be fun.

Lego Yoshi
Lego Super Mario Warp Pipe

Read the full press release for some details, and check out the official video below:

Lego Super Mario Theme Announced On MAR10 Day!

Lego Super Mario Theme Announced On MAR10 Day!

It’s a me, Lego Mario!

It’s MAR10 Day (March 10th), a celebration of everything Mario related. For the event Nintendo is pushing coupons and discounts on various Mario video games and products. But the surprising news is from Lego, they have announced an official Lego Super Mario theme coming soon. Not a lot of details are available, other than the announcement teaser. The short video shows off what looks like the famous Mario Mario in some sort of Lego form. Clearly not a Minifigure. It looks like a whole new type of figure. Judging by the mostly standard Lego arms, the body is much shorter and wider than normal. Perched on top is an almost square head. Not unlike the Minecraft theme, but with even less in common with the Minifig. It is also unclear if this will be a normal theme in the Classic system, or something closer to the Duplo system. Let us hope that Lego and Nintendo don’t forget about the best Mario brother… Luigi!

Stay tuned for more, and check out the Lego Super Mario announcement below (or here)!

“It’s-a me Mario!” – A Super Mario 64 Lego Bob-omb Battlefield

PepaQuin's Super Mario 64 Lego Bob-omb Battlefield

Nintendo wowed the world with the release of Super Mario 64. Defining the genre for 3D platform video games. The very first “level” is the Bob-omb Battlefield. It can be accessed by jumping into the first painting in Princess Peach’s Castle. Featuring a grassy hill with a dry refine that Mario must traverse in order to defeat the boss, “Big Bob-omb.” The Battlefield has many memorable moments, the canon transportation system, the scary Chain Chomp tied up in the center, the boulder chase up the hill, and even a floating island.

PepaQuin's Lego Super Mario 64 Bob-omb Battlefield Mario

All of these details are present in Pepa Quin’s Bob-omb Battlefield. Amazingly, the relatively simple polygon based graphics make the translation into Lego surprisingly well. Although simple looking this is actually a very complicated build. Getting the Lego bricks and plates to fit into the desired angles and looking correct is very difficult. The details are so well done that you may not even notice that the scale of the Bob-omb Battlefield has been reduced.

PepaQuin's Lego Super Mario 64 Bob-omb Battlefield Coins

The Battlefield is littered with Mario’s trademarked enemies. All of which are looking good in Lego. The Chain Chomp and Goombas are oozing charm. Their spherical shape is usually difficult to capture in Lego, but here it has been accomplished. Just look at those Goombas…

PepaQuin's Super Mario 64 Lego Bob-ombBattlefield BossPepaQuin's Super Mario 64 Lego Bob-ombBattlefield Chain Chomp

PepaQuin's Super Mario 64 Lego Bob-ombBattlefield Chain Goombas

Check out Pepa Quin’s Lego Bob-omb Battlefield on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pepa_quin/11355375564/