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The Lego NES Is Available To Preorder At Amazon

Exclusive to the Lego Store for the rest of the year, the Lego NES releases at other retailers on January 1.

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The Lego NES--which is extremely cool--is currently sold out at the Lego Store. Unfortunately, it's exclusive to the Lego Store through the rest of 2020, but you can preorder the set at Amazon ahead of its January 1, 2021 release date. The Lego NES released on August 1 alongside Lego Super Mario and its ten expansions.

Each of the 10 expansions is designed for use alongside the $60 Starter Course, so you need to grab that before considering any of the expansions. While the Starter Course includes Mario himself, each of the themed expansions includes other characters, both friends and foes, such as Yoshi, Toad, Bowser, King Boo, and more. They also come with their own builds based on worlds and fixtures from the video game franchise.

The Lego NES kit is by far the priciest and biggest of the Nintendo-themed Lego sets. Created to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the console's launch, the 2,646-piece set is $230. The kit comes with multiple builds, including a tiny NES, controller, Super Mario Bros. game cart, and CRT TV. Once the TV is built, you can turn a crank to watch Mario hop through World 1-1 of the plumber's first adventure. Lego Mario can be placed on top of the CRT TV to make noises that correspond with the action on-screen as the crank turns.

Additionally, Lego has revealed 10 character packs, which will be sold in blind bags for $5 each. The characters featured in the packs include common enemies such as Blooper, Bullet Bill, Bob-omb, Eep Cheep, Blooper, and more. On top of that, you can buy character power-up packs that change Mario's look.

There will also be a free Lego Super Mario app that will log coin collection and other metrics while playing and assist you in the building process, providing step-by-step instructions and tips for tweaking your builds. The app will serve as a forum where players can share their progress and ideas with family and friends, too.

You can check out every set in the Lego Super Mario lineup below.

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