The Starter Course, available to preorder directly from LEGO, comes with an interactive Bluetooth-enabled Mario figure with sound effects from the games. In addition to special “action bricks” that can interact with Mario in different ways, the set also comes with figures based on Goomba and Bowser Junior. Players can design their own levels and collect digital coins using a LEGO Super Mario smartphone app, which will also let them track their scores.
The Expansion Sets will feature even more new characters and levels. The first is a Piranha Plant Power Slide Expansion Set, which features a pair of Piranha Plants and a Koopa Troopa. The second is Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set, which comes with a Bowser figure. As with the Starter Course, both sets will be customizable and interact with the LEGO Super Mario smartphone app.
The Adventures with Mario Starter Course is priced at $59.99, while the Piranha Plant Power Slide set is priced at$29.99 and the Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle set is priced at $99.99. All three sets will be available on Aug. 1.
New details about the interactive LEGO Super Mario products, including a release date for the Starter Course, have been revealed.