LEGO Teases NES Set Following Leaked Pictures | IGN

A LEGO replica of the Nintendo Entertainment System appears to have leaked online, leading LEGO to tease an official launch for the set on social media.

VJGamer posted an article earlier today revealing the new set, showing off the box, manual and individual pieces. The set consists of a CRT TV playing World 1-1 from Super Mario Bros. for the NES, a Nintendo Entertainment System replica console and controller, and the Super Mario Bros. cartridge. The full set contains 2,646 pieces, making it quite a substantial build. LEGO website Promo Bricks is reporting that the set will have a €229,99 price tag and launch on August 1, alongside the previously revealed LEGO Super Mario sets.

According to Chinese website VJGamer LEGO is planning to launch a Nintendo Entertainment System LEGO set

German website Promo Bricks reports an August 1 release date with a 229,99€ price tag

— Nibel (@Nibellion) July 13, 2020

It looks like the NES set will also be compatible with the LEGO Super Mario kits revealed earlier this year. In particular, it appears this leaked set will interface with the Adventures With Mario Starter Course, as one image shows the 3D Mario toy slotted into the top of the CRT. The audio effect symbols in the image suggest that the character will be able to make sounds and augment the experience when the handle on the side of the box is turned.

In response to the leak, the official LEGO Twitter account all but confirmed the set with a short gif and the tagline “are you ready to play like never before?”

Are you ready to play like never before?

— LEGO (@LEGO_Group) July 13, 2020

You can check out the full list of LEGO Super Mario sets here. In other Nintendo news, check out our final preview of Paper Mario: The Origami King.

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Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.
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