LEGO and Nintendo have partnered to reveal 71374 Nintendo Entertainment System, a buildable NES console and a retro CRT “tube” TV that comes with a Super Mario Bro. cartridge and a scrolling level reminiscent of World 1-1. The instant nostalgia trip is made up of 2,646 pieces and even comes with an 8-bit Mario.
The NES will be sold exclusively by LEGO through the end of 2020 then expand to other retailers starting in 2021. The set will sell for US $199.99 | CAN $299.99 | UK £209.99 beginning August 1st, the same day that the other new LEGO Super Mario sets become available for purchase.
Teased yesterday, leaked yesterday, confirmed today, this NES set is one of the coolest ideas I’ve seen out of LEGO’s continued embrace of the adult fan.
$200 is pretty pricey, but given the interactive elements with the LEGO Super Mario figure, and the massive 2500+ piece count, I understand it.
This is really, really, damn cool.
LEGO’s Nintendo Entertainment System set hits on August 1, 2020. You can pre-order it here.
Update: It appears that the price is now $229.99.