LEGO’s Nintendo Console Set Will Take You Back to the ’80s

updated Nov 15, 2020
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Calling all ‘80s kids: LEGO has a Nintendo set that will bring back glorious memories from yesteryear. In collaboration with Nintendo, the LEGO Group created a nostalgic LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System set ($230) that also features a 1980s television set, controller, and Game Pak cartridge—and the product will transport you back to the era of Super Mario Bros. games, early Steven Spielberg films, and Orange Julius drinks from the mall. 

Consisting of 2,000+ LEGO pieces, the Nintendo set is designed with the most intricate original details that bring the game to life: Nostalgic gamers and LEGO builders can recreate their favorite childhood Super Mario Bros. experience with the LEGO Super Mario Starter Course. Simply place the 8-bit Mario figure on the scrolling screen and watch as he reacts to on-screen enemies, obstacles, and power-ups like in the Super Mario Bros. game. The game’s iconic tune is also featured.

LEGO’s Nintendo NES set would be the ultimate nostalgic gift for friends and loved ones this holiday season (or you could just treat yourself to one). A trip down memory lane would make for some serious holiday magic. 

“Super Mario has been a cherished figure in the gaming world for over 30 years now,” Maarten Simons, LEGO’s creative lead, said of the nostalgic product. “Many adults still fondly remember that first time they saw Mario leap across the small screen, even if the graphics were a lot simpler than they are today. With the LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System, we’re letting them truly indulge in that nostalgia, recreating one of the most loved consoles of all time so they can see Super Mario from their childhoods once again—and even to share the experience of gaming in the 1980s with their own children.”

A trip back to the ‘80s via LEGO’s Nintendo set? Sounds totally tubular.