Lego and Nintendo Tease Lego Mario Collaboration

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Mario is one of the most iconic mascots in pop culture, and one of his best-known qualities is smashing bricks. This time he’s joining forces with brick-building Lego toys.

Both the official Nintendo and Lego twitter accounts are teasing an upcoming crossover project using the hashtag #LEGOSuperMario. It’s such an obvious partnership that it took me a minute to realize that it hadn’t happened until now.

Neither company is announcing what exactly this partnership, or project, entails. The biggest question: is it a new licensed Lego video game, like Lego Star Wars or Lego Marvel Super Heroes? Or a new physical Lego set with Mario figures?

Judging by the brief video clip showing a Lego Mario figure, we’re guessing the latter. Lego is no stranger to using official licenses with their Lego toys, including video game licenses like Overwatch and Minecraft.

Today is also Mario Day (Mar. 10), making it a fun day to announce a new Mario-related project.

LEGO Builder’s Journey is a Puzzle Adventure, Now on Apple Arcade

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Light Brick, an excellently-named new internal games studio from LEGO, has released their debut game exclusively on iOS through Apple Arcade. LEGO Builder’s Journey is an adventure-puzzle game where players solve a series of building challenges.

“We’re excited to bring digital LEGO brick building into new genres and reach new audiences with a different kind of game experience,” said Karsten Lund, creative director and head of studio, Light Brick. “LEGO play stands for the power of systemic creativity where sometimes you have to think differently and try new approaches in order to get new results. And we’re definitely tapping into that vibe.”

Unlike the more action-adventure LEGO games, LEGO Builder’s Journey is designed for all ages as a soothing puzzle experience with meditative music and zero dialogue. Build bridges and pathways and use bricks to manipulate the tiny cube worlds to help the pieces find their way home.

LEGO Builder’s Journey is available exclusively through Apple Arcade on iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV. Apple Arcade is a gaming subscription service that launched earlier this year, and includes over 100 mobile games, for $4.99 per month.

LEGO Builder’s Journey requires iOS 13.0 or later, and has a 4+ age rating.