Build an Interactive Console with the Lego Nintendo Entertainment System

Posted by | July 16, 2020 | News, Video | No Comments

Two of my favorite things from my childhood have been united in one charming package. The Lego Nintendo Entertainment System features a build-able, full-size replica of the original console, a controller, and a CRT TV, alongside a clever scrolling image to showcase World 1-1 of the original Super Mario Bros.

The toy set features over 2600 pieces and has a recommended age of 18+. This may be a Lego set, but it’s aimed squarely at adults nostalgic for the classic 1980s console.

Nearly every piece of the set is constructed from Lego pieces, including the console, the controller, a Super Mario Bros. cartridge, and a mini-TV.

Inside the TV features a unique side-scrolling display of the first level of Super Mario Bros. Mario hops and jumps along as the world scrolls by turning a crank on the side.

The interactivity goes even further when used in conjunction with the Mario figure from the Lego Super Mario Starter Course ($59.99). When placed in a certain spot on top of the TV, the Mario figure will play sound effects when hitting certain objects, such as enemies and power-ups, as well as playing the classic Mario theme song.

The Lego Nintendo Entertainment System is coming August 1, with a price tag of $229.99.

Eric Watson

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Eric has been writing for over five years with bylines in Dicebreaker, Pixelkin, Polygon, PC Gamer and Tabletop Gaming magazine, covering movies, TV shows, video games, tabletop games and tech. He reviews and live streams D&D adventures every week on YouTube. He also makes a mean tuna quesadilla.