2022’s Lego Con took place on June 18 and had a host of announcements, including sets for Doctor Strange, Avatar and Minecraft as well as build challenges and a preview of the Ninjago TV show finale, but one of the most exciting announcements for fans was the arrival of eight new characters to the Lego Super Mario universe.
During a feature where the two hosts, Alice and Didier, gave themselves 90 seconds to find all of the new characters available amongst a sea of standard Lego bricks, it was revealed that the Blue Shy Guy, Red Yoshi, Purple Toad, Waddlewing, Nabbit, Hammer Bro, Toady and Baby Yoshi would be coming to the Nintendo Lego series in the form of the Series 5 Character Packs.
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Each pack will contain a mystery buildable character with Action Tag, and a small build to use as a display stand. The new additions to the Super Mario Lego characters are intended to be used with a Starter Course set, which is required for interactivity.
The Lego Super Mario universe is expanding rapidly, and these new characters join the interactive figures of Mario, Peach and more who offer a dual play experience by working together to move, flip and jump in-sync to earn digital coins.
Lego has also released a Super Mario app to take play to the next level, offering an outlet to share builds and get inspiration from other fans of the series.
Nintendo and Lego also recently worked together to release a replica Nintendo Entertainment System with over 2600 pieces. The retro games console has been a popular release via Lego, and shows Mario in-flight on the old school television screen.
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