Lego partners with Nintendo to create Super Mario-themed playset

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Nintendo earlier this week teased what appeared to be some sort of collaboration with Lego. The post was short on details but now, we've got some concrete information to go on.

Nintendo and Lego on Thursday announced Lego Super Mario, a new product line that is neither a video game nor a traditional Lego brick-based set. Instead, it features an interactive Lego Mario that “collects coins in real-life game levels created with Lego bricks.”

Takashi Tezuka, executive officer and game producer at Nintendo, said he has always liked Lego products and how they help children use their imagination to play.

“The new product we created together with the Lego Group seeks to combine two different styles of play – one where you freely build the world of Mario and the other where you play with Mario in the very world that you have created,” the executive added.

Lego Super Mario will be available later this year. Unfortunately, a specific launch date wasn’t supplied, nor was pricing information. Lego bricks aren't cheap, however, and given Nintendo's willingness to license its Mario IP, it's probably a safe bet that this will fall on the pricey side.

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The new product we created together with the Lego Group seeks to combine two different styles of play – one where you freely build the world of Mario and the other where you play with Mario in the very world that you have created
-Isn't that why you guys made Super Mario Maker?

Based on the video, this does not look that great. You have a Mario figure that looks like he needs to go on a diet and has some LCD screens and a scanner on the bottom. And then you have him scan special stickers... Very exciting! XD
 
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Based on the video, this does not look that great. You have a Mario figure that looks like he needs to go on a diet and has some LCD screens and a scanner on the bottom. And then you have him scan special stickers... Very exciting! XD
Shh! Don't let people start thinking that this is some overpriced garbage!
 
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