Having already successfully immortalised Super Mario and his nemesis Bowser in brick form, LEGO is stepping its partnership with Nintendo up a level with its latest tease, an officially licensed LEGO replica of the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Images first appeared online this week of what appeared to be the LEGO replica NES, alongside leaked information suggesting that the set is launching for retail as soon as next month. The leak first appeared on the Chinese gaming website, VJGamer, which also managed to get its hands on a number of images for the upcoming LEGO set.
LEGO has since confirmed the leak, with a Twitter post that asked its fans, “are you ready to play like never before?”
According to the source, the LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System will be launching on August 1 for €229,99 (other regional pricings to be confirmed), and contains 2646 pieces for customers to recreate Nintendo’s 80’s gaming system in LEGO form.
The set features a replica of the famous console, alongside its controller, a Super Mario Bros. game cartridge, and even an augmentable retro television displaying the platformer itself.
The product is also apparently compatible with the recently released LEGO Mario sets that marked the beginning of the toy company’s official partnership with Nintendo.