LEGO NES Announced

Nintendo and LEGO have announced a LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System for release on August 1 alongside the LEGO Super Mario launch…

The LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System celebrates the 35th anniversary of the original NES release back in 1985 and allows you to assemble your own brick-built console and retro TV, along with game controller and Super Mario Bros. game cartridge. Once assembled, you can turn the crank on the side of the retro TV to make 8-bit Mario move across the screen in a level from the first Super Mario Bros. game! You can also add your LEGO Mario figure (from the LEGO Super Mario Starter Kit) on the top of the TV where LEGO Mario will react according to the enemy characters, obstacles, and power-ups on the screen. Familiar BGM and sound effects will also play!

“Super Mario has been a cherished figure in the gaming world for over thirty years now,” said Maarten Simons, Creative Lead on LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System, the LEGO Group. “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 the Super Mario from their childhoods once again – and even to share the experience of gaming in the 1980s with their own children.”

The LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System will be available exclusively from LEGO Retail Stores and LEGO.com from August 1st 2020. From 2021 it will be available also at other leading retailers around the world. A Japanese release was also confirmed where it will be the same Nintendo Entertainment System as announced for the west launching and not a Japanese specific Family Computer brick-built console. Check out the introduction video for the LEGO NES below. Also check out this post for the initial LEGO Super Mario reveal with the full reveal of LEGO Super Mario Expansion Sets, Character Packs, and Power-Up Packs etc over at this post.