LEGO Has a Super Mario Piranha Plant Set, and It Even Hides Secret Coins
LEGO, in collaboration with Nintendo, has announced a new product that’s sure to be a hit among gamers and gardeners: a miniature version of the Piranha Plant from Super Mario.
Straightforwardly called LEGO Super Mario Piranha Plant, the 540-piece set features blocks that can be assembled to make its head, mouth, stalk, and leaves. All these body parts can then be posed, making it seem as if it really can move on its own.
In addition, you can even build the set from the bottom up, “so the Piranha Plant emerges as if it’s growing out of the pipe,” a LEGO press release said.
To add a bit more playfulness, the company also included two gold coins, which you can hide inside the planter.
The only difference between the plant in the video game and its toy version is the size. The former can comfortably fit a plumber, while the latter stands at only nine inches tall. According to LEGO, they created the set so that adults can decorate their desk or shelf with “an intrinsic part of their childhood.”