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Could Mario LEGO Soon Be A Reality?

ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,294
Just saw this on twitter... 




Holy moly I hope that means Nintendo LEGO -Zelda would be preferable to Mario but I'll take whatever I can get! 
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  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,294
    Lego posted the same thing... I'm psyched! 
    vizzitor
  • vizzitorvizzitor IrelandMember Posts: 256
    Lego + Nintendo...oh no!

    This will not help my bank balance. Not at all.
  • bpk2300bpk2300 Florida Member Posts: 125
    Looks like a Duplo Mario in that vid?
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,294
    The figure does look a bit weird but I'm wondering if there will be different size figs to mimic the power mushroom effect. 
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,294
    Also if they do a D2C Peache's castle or Bowser's fortress that'll probably be me going all in on a D2C set on day 1.
    pharmjodPyrobug
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,294
    Apologies for the multi post but I'm hyped for this and keep looking at it... 

    I'm actually looking at this figure and thinking it could be something very different to normal - looks like it could be electronic. At first I thought the chest screen and weird stylised eyes and mouth were just to suggest a video game link but the more I look the more I'm thinking this will be larger than a normal minifig with some sort of game play electronic thing going on.

    It looks almost like there could be a button under the legs and perhaps there could be another in the hat that trigger the electronics to mimic stomping on enemies/bashing blocks.

    Hopefully there will be standard minifigs along side it too if that's the case. 
    Bumblepantssonatine01bpk2300vizzitorpharmjodLostInTranslation7BS
  • sonatine01sonatine01 Daventry, EnglandMember Posts: 615
    ^ Love your enthusiasm for this theme, can see that your brains running through all the possibilities 😁

    Im intrigued to see what’s coming ! 
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,257
    I hope they build stuff within the Lego system as much as possible and don't rely too heavily on new molds to achieve character designs.
    bpk2300klintonpharmjodpxchris7BS
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 969
    Maybe the whole "Monkey Kid" thing was a red herring and Super Mario is the new AR theme? 
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,294
    I could see that being the case, the code names are normally completely irrelevant to the actual product to reduce leaks.

    Always makes it funny when you see a SEL with the Codename on it though 
  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Massachusetts, USAMember Posts: 674
    ^^ only issue is Lego trademarked the name monkey kid and there's also that leaked bigfig
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 969
    ^^ only issue is Lego trademarked the name monkey kid and there's also that leaked bigfig
    It could very well still be a thing, just not the new AR theme that everyone was speculating it would be. 
    BrickByBrick
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,294
    I've not been keeping up with leaks at all lately.

    Given the size of that Mario fig (from the boxes underneath it looks to be 4-6 studs wide at the base) it will uld be really cool if they built in some sort of amiibo compatability. Either it works as a Mario amiibo or has the capacity to read them to trigger a unique animation on the screen. 
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,904
    Mario Kart figs and vehicles. Best if both LEGO worlds. They get to make cool vehicles and produce figs we want. I really hope this means mega has lost or is losing Pokemon. I built the Charizard set and it was total garbage.
    Pyrobug
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 777
    I'd honestly be super thrilled with a standard style minifigure style set of characters with some small scene builds.

    What my personal ideal would be is a Super Mario Bros. 3 style lineup with all the main characters (including Mario's suits) and a bit of a sideways scroll terrain. 

    However... this teaser definitely doesn't give me that vibe. Will definitely be interested to see where they're heading with this!
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,294
    pharmjod said:
    Mario Kart figs and vehicles. Best if both LEGO worlds. They get to make cool vehicles and produce figs we want. I really hope this means mega has lost or is losing Pokemon. I built the Charizard set and it was total garbage.
    Unlikely that mega will have lost the Pokémon license - k'nex used to do Super Mario and Mario Kart construction sets.

    More interesting is the possibility of some of the other untouched licences - Zelda, Metroid, Star Fox, Animal Crossing, Smash Bros, F-Zero. Dream scenario for me would be Mega losing the Pokémon license and LEGO picking up Smash Bros to cover all the bases as well as a seperate Pokémon line. :-P

    Pyrobug
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,909
    Oh. My. God. I would love to build an entire Animal Crossing themed layout!
    ShibM1J0EJern92
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,294
    I've debated doing it in the past...potentially using Fabuland figures for the animal villagers, although there are a lot of animal suit options now too. 
    M1J0ERussell844
  • leo3344leo3344 JapanMember Posts: 17
    edited March 10
    I am interested in Lego, I am interested in Mario, but not interested to see them crossover
  • M1J0EM1J0E Calgary, ABMember Posts: 637
    http://blog.beforemario.com/2011/10/nintendo-n-block-introduction-1968-71.html  Googled this link after another news article comment section pointed out that at one time Nintendo had a completing line to Lego in their toy days.  Wow I had no idea actually!
    ReesesPieces
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,813
    edited March 10
    pharmjod said:
    Best if both LEGO worlds.
    If there's a Mario Kart Helicopter game on the horizon?  That would be too much.  Too much!
    davetheoxygenmanandhe
  • LyichirLyichir United StatesMember Posts: 830
    SumoLego said:
    pharmjod said:
    Best if both LEGO worlds.
    If there's a Mario Kart Helicopter game on the horizon?  That would be too much.  Too much!
    Hey now, helicopters could put poor Lakitu out of business. :(

    stlux
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,909
    There has to be at least one Nintendo game with a lighthouse.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,813
    There has to be at least one Nintendo game with a lighthouse.
    Silly question...

    klintonstlux
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 969
    There has to be at least one Nintendo game with a lighthouse.
    Mario Sunshine! There were at least rhree in the hub world.
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,294
    Mario Odyssey (the latest game) has a lighthouse too, although it's a very stylised one.

    And while it's not a traditional helicopter, the Koopa Clown Car does have a spinning blade on the bottom that implies that's how it flies so could be argued as a helicopter of sorts.... 

    :-P

    stluxPyrobug
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,447
    I could see Mighty Micros style Mario Karts working quite well.

    ShibstluxMaffyDRussell844560HeliportLyichirSwitchfoot55gmonkey76Wookie2
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,257
    I bet that one doofus who used to post Waluigi memes on #legoleaks is just beside himself with excitement
    SumoLego
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,294




    OK, very much doubting well get minifigs now, or any really good sets.... 
    gmonkey76
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 969
    Shib said:
    OK, very much doubting well get minifigs now, or any really good sets.... 
    I dunno. It's not for me, but it's more or less what I was expecting. In all honesty, 8 year old me would have loved this. I remember building little runs for a Mario figurine I had out of Lego, paper card, and anything else at my disposal. I think this would be a fun theme to build with one's kids. 
    panchox1M1J0E
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,294
    Yeah, it's a tricky one. On the one hand I can see how it's likely to be great fun for kids, on the other hand the fact that it's LEGO seems almost incidental. Thinking about it it might have been better branded as LEGO Mario Maker than LEGO Super Mario. 

    Would have liked a better look at that Yoshi. I'll probably still get something of it but definitely not expecting the D2C type sets that I'd hoped might be involved now. 
    SumoLego
  • bpk2300bpk2300 Florida Member Posts: 125
    Interesting.... Extremely curious now to see where this theme goes from here
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 777
    I think this is a really cool concept, it will be interesting to see how it works in real life. However, it certainly does lessen my interest in the theme as an AFOL. But I think the target market is gonna love it!

    Would still be nice to see a CMF series of regular minifigs though.
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 907
    Umm....did not expect that.  Not sure what to think of it but it seems interesting.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,257
    Lego is probably smart enough to stuff some regular minifigs in at least one set. Just like expensive star wars sets have the highly desired minifigs I expect one of the larger Mario sets will do something similar.
    SumoLegogmonkey76
  • panchox1panchox1 ColoradoMember Posts: 330
    I think it looks like loads of fun. I'm interested.
    klinton
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,447
    I'm out. Although some of the electronics might be interesting once the kids get bored with it and they get sold off cheap at bootsales.
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 969
    Lego is probably smart enough to stuff some regular minifigs in at least one set. Just like expensive star wars sets have the highly desired minifigs I expect one of the larger Mario sets will do something similar.
    I hope not, tbh. Everything in this Mario theme should be congruous. I've no issues with Lego Mario being a uniquely styled figure, but I then expect his compatriots to be similar. If that makes sense? I've no use for a Peach or Luigi minifig if they can't hang out with Mario on a shelf without looking ridiculous. 

    I really just want an army of brick built Mario baddies tbh, and this looks to offer those in spades. :p
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,430
    wonder how mario knows what he is walking on. funny that his face changes.
  • vanvonfullvanvonfull washingtonMember Posts: 47
    CCC said:
    I could see Mighty Micros style Mario Karts working quite well.

    This is a great idea for a wider age range.  I got a kick outta that series. 
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,447
    CCC said:
    I could see Mighty Micros style Mario Karts working quite well.

    This is a great idea for a wider age range.  I got a kick outta that series. 
    From what we have seen, I don't think it will happen now though.

  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,447
    edited March 13
    I guess if there are multiple waves planned then they think it will be popular. From what I've seen kids play, there doesn't seem to be that much interest in playing equivalents of video games but in the real toy world. LEGO and other companies tried it with Angry Birds, trying to recreate the video gameplay within a real toy. And the limitations of gameplay with the toy mean that the original video game is better and more fun to play. The toy version is fun for a while then you realise gameplay sucks and is very repetitive.

  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 969
    CCC said:
    I guess if there are multiple waves planned then they think it will be popular. From what I've seen kids play, there doesn't seem to be that much interest in playing equivalents of video games but in the real toy world. LEGO and other companies tried it with Angry Birds, trying to recreate the video gameplay within a real toy. And the limitations of gameplay with the toy mean that the original video game is better and more fun to play. The toy version is fun for a while then you realise gameplay sucks and is very repetitive.

    I think it really depends on the kid. I've always been a very tactile person, preferring physical objects to any other presentation. It's why I love Lego, but have no use for Minecraft. Even as a kid, as much as I enjoyed going to my uncle's arcade and playing Pac-Man and Q*Bert, I was infinitely more happy playing the board game versions at home. 
    I'm sure I'm not entirely a freak here, no? There are likely legions of kids (ei: kids who love Lego in the age of screens for every occasion) who prefer hands on play to digital. Just dreaming up new worlds for Mario with their own bricks would be a large part of the appeal here, I think. I dunno. 
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,447
    Sure, I prefer real play to digital in most cases too. Although I don't play hands-on versions of video games. If kids prefer real play to digitial, then are they that interested in Mario and co?

    One of my kids is into Minecraft (still!) and loves the LEGO sets. But I don't think I have ever really see him play Minecraft with them. He displays them, and I encourage him to make other scenes / MOCs. But he doesn't do the equivalent of the video game play in real life (aside from building). I guess that one is harder to differentiate between virtual and real as they are both building.

    One of his friends had some of the Angry Birds sets and after 10 minutes (if that) of catapulting the birds, they move on to other toys. They could rebuild the sets and change them, but the gameplay is the same.

    This version of Mario seems to be more similar to Angry Birds type play (as in actually playing a video game but with real objects).

    It will be interesting to see how it pans out.

  • LyichirLyichir United StatesMember Posts: 830
    CCC said:
    Sure, I prefer real play to digital in most cases too. Although I don't play hands-on versions of video games. If kids prefer real play to digitial, then are they that interested in Mario and co?

    One of my kids is into Minecraft (still!) and loves the LEGO sets. But I don't think I have ever really see him play Minecraft with them. He displays them, and I encourage him to make other scenes / MOCs. But he doesn't do the equivalent of the video game play in real life (aside from building). I guess that one is harder to differentiate between virtual and real as they are both building.

    One of his friends had some of the Angry Birds sets and after 10 minutes (if that) of catapulting the birds, they move on to other toys. They could rebuild the sets and change them, but the gameplay is the same.

    This version of Mario seems to be more similar to Angry Birds type play (as in actually playing a video game but with real objects).

    It will be interesting to see how it pans out.

    From my own personal experience:

    Growing up, my parents didn't just let me spend all my free time playing video games. But my interest in them extended beyond just the time I spent playing games. Games like Paper Mario and Yoshi's Story with a "crafted" aesthetic inspired me to try to craft some of the types of characters and objects in the game in real life. Exploration-based games like would inspire me to draw out original maps in notebooks. Collecting-based games like Pokémon would inspire me to create my own original Pokémon characters, numbering in the hundreds. And side-scrolling platformers like Super Mario Bros. fascinated me and I would recreate the running and jumping actions of characters both with other toys like Lego or sometimes even just tracing a finger along an interesting surface like a brick wall. You can sort of see a similar appeal to toys like Tech Deck finger skateboards—a more casual, restrained analogue to a beloved activity.

    This Lego Mario theme has a sort of similar appeal to that, I think. If kids already love recreating the sort of "game logic" of Mario with real life analogues, that will only be amplified by having a Mario that actually makes the iconic voice and sound effects of the game, having the bricks to create custom "levels" for him to challenge, and having a timer that allows you to challenge those levels over and over again with the aim to improve your time or score.
    560Heliportklinton
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,294
    Well, I just preordered the starter set from LEGO - had a gift card and VIP Points so didn’t pay any cash.

    I see this either being a massive, instant sell out or a clearance regular, can’t imagine it being a middle of the road performer so figured I might as well get in early in case it sells out.
    BumblepantsPyrobug
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,257
    I'm just here for the dark orange masonry bricks. 
    560HeliportPyrobugmsandersKungFuKenny
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,545
    @CCC Megablocks did Angry Birds before Lego, and my grandson actually had a lot of fun with the sets. They concentrated on simple builds that could be used as targets, and the lack of clutch power worked out really well because the targets would fall apart on impact. 
    560Heliport
  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Massachusetts, USAMember Posts: 674
    Well looks like preorders sold out from lego.com? Just says coming soon now and clicking the link the the monty mole promo leads to an error page
    autolycus
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,813
    The brick-built Bowser is a must-have.
    msandersJern92
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