Cover Assembling the Lego set

Fans of the classic video game can build their own gaming kit with the equally classic Lego bricks

The satisfying ding whenever you collect a coin and the quirky theme song playing in the background is a memory most of us still possess. Over the years, Super Mario has evolved from a cherished childhood memory to a pop culture icon. Thankfully, we can now relive those carefree days with Lego's latest collaboration with Nintendo, the Lego Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) complete with an '80s-style television set. The collaboration between Lego and Nintendo started earlier this year when they released the expansive and highly collectible Lego Super Mario Starter Course.

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The latest release recreates the Super Mario gaming experience by allowing fans to build a mechanically functional version of the all-time favourite NES using Lego bricks. The set consists of 2,646 pieces and comes with a connecting cable and plug, a Game Pak and a reader to slot in the Game Pak, as well as a buildable retro TV. Once you have everything set up, just turn the crank at the side of the TV and watch the iconic moustached plumber come to life.

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If you also have the Lego Super Mario Starter Course, attach the flat 8-bit Mario figure on top of the TV screen and it will react to on-screen enemies, obstacles and power-ups. To be launched on Aug 1, 2020, the NES retails at RM949.90.

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