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    "It's-a me, LEGO Mario!"

    LEGO is teasing an as-yet mysterious collaboration with Nintendo. A leak suggests that there will be 13 sets and an additional blindbag-packaged set. The sets include:
    * 1 X €3.99 blindbag
    * 4 X €9.99 sets
    * 2 X €19.99 sets
    * 3 X €29.99 sets
    * 1 X €49.99 set
    * 1 X €59.99 set
    * 1 X €69.99 set
    * 1 X €99.99 set

    The teaser video suggests that one set may allow the Nintendo Switch to be inserted, or else somehow otherwise incorporates an LCD screen. Regular-size bricks are shown beneath the figure.

    To be updated with more details as they emerge!
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  • Fucksake man, reg needs to save for the baby.
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  • 99 quid set has to be peach’s castle?
  • Kids will want this. 

    Fuck that. I want this!
    I am a FREE. I am not MAN. A NUMBER.
  • Yes!! My boy will be all over this... with encouragement.
  • Will be interesting to see what the sets are.
    If it is too 8bit it risks being bland like the Minecraft sets.
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    I don't think the teaser is a Switch because the pixel density looks too low. I think it's a big minifigure with a battery and screen in it. Maybe some kind of Mario Party type thing?
    "ERE's like Mr. Muscle, he loves the things he hates"
  • Looks like a plastic lump a phone drops into, the hole between his legs allowing access to the charge port.

    You might be right on pixel density though.

    Just seems too expensive for a single purpose device.
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    Lego do have sets that are designed to have a smartphone slot in and display stuff from an app so that is possible. Pixel density is still low though... unless they just want to highlight that it's a screen or something?
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    , the hole between his legs allowing access to the charge port.

    Don't mind me. I also still laugh at the scene with Kryten's groinal attachment.
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  • That's my son's birthday and Christmas sorted
    I'm falling apart to songs about hips and hearts...
  • You getting him a groinal attachment?
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    You getting him a groinal attachment?

    And not just one, two of them it would seem
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  • LivDiv wrote:
    Looks like a plastic lump a phone drops into, the hole between his legs allowing access to the charge port.

    You might be right on pixel density though.

    Just seems too expensive for a single purpose device.

    Surely you can jake pixel density with a filter or emulator to make it look retro?
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    Why would you want Mario's eyes and mouth to look like a low pixel density screen?
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  • Yeah entirely possible, either to look retro or to properly convey that it is a screen.
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    My fiver is going on tiny screen. It's been over a decade since VMU and Pokewalker and they have colour Tamagochis now.
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  • I reckon that’s a standard-sized Minifig of Mario, so the dropped-in screen must be tiny.
  • It looks to me there are side flanges which will help hold an overlay.

    One other observation. The eyes and mouth look like they are also screens but there feels like there’s a precise Width to the “three” screens so I would think if it was one giant screen it makes more sense to be a phone dock.
  • Looking at the plastic mouldings and general qualities I am starting to lean toward minifig.
    I take it this will be a one off if so though, with other minifigs being screenless.
  • This is getting a proper reveal this afternoon for those interested.
  • This is getting a proper reveal this afternoon for those interested.

    hypeeeeeeeeeeee
    I'm falling apart to songs about hips and hearts...
  • It’s weirder than i expected.

    It’s like shit Lego but with this weird make a level thing that seems to be purely designed for 3 year olds to feel challenging.

    Don’t they know all the MARIO fans and Lego fans are old men!
  • Yeah, I think Lego Mushroom Kingdom and a creator set of original game boy would have sold a fuckton more.
  • Looks trash.
    They have made the mistake that Lego did a while when they nearly folded, big lumps of plastic with limited ways of reusing them
  • Yeah I just clicked on the trailer fully expecting to see something neato, but it had a whiff of parody about it. Can't see kids not doing something less boring instead, like switching on the TV.

    It'll probably sell millions.
    Joustus is served.
  • LivDiv wrote:
    Looks trash.
    They have made the mistake that Lego did a while when they nearly folded, big lumps of plastic with limited ways of reusing them

    I think this is all of Lego now to be honest.
  • Yeah I'm disappointed. Not what I was hoping for. Not sure my kid will be massively interested either
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  • Looks shit BUT I STILL WANT IT ALL!
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  • LivDiv wrote:
    Looks trash. They have made the mistake that Lego did a while when they nearly folded, big lumps of plastic with limited ways of reusing them
    I think this is all of Lego now to be honest.
    Nah, that’s not really fair. Yes, a lot of sets include new bricks but, if you look at things like the Creator Expert sets, they’re decent sized, complex models mostly constructed from bricks you’ll recognise from childhood. The Technic sets are similar, there are often new pieces being introduced, but it’s very rare to see pieces that couldn’t possibly be used elsewhere.

    It’s a difficult thing for Lego to balance; a lot of fans love seeing new bricks introduced, where a lot of people complain that it’s not like things were when they were kids. They’re often going to be competing with children’s playsets dedicated to replicating a movie franchise, while it’s difficult for them to design things that look close enough without either using hundreds of bricks in child-unfriendly complex builds.
  • For clarity, I think this Mario set looks garbage, it’s just the accusation levelled at all Lego.
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