LEGO introduces multiplayer mode to LEGO Super Mario and LEGO Luigi range

The LEGO Group is bringing an all-new multiplayer mode to its LEGO Super Mario universe, enabling kids and fans to connect LEGO Mario and LEGO Luigi figures for heightened social play.

The new development for the franchise will now see children able to connect their LEGO Mario and LEGO Luigi figures via Bluetooth, allowing them to play as a team, collect extra digital coins by performing in-sync actions like walking, flipping and jumping, and work together to defeat enemies and complete challenges.

The two figures can also share rewards and even switch up the game play by competing against each other.

“For us it’s all about encouraging continuous creative rebuilding and extended playtime. With today’s announcement, we’re not only bringing LEGO Mario and LEGO Luigi, their friends and enemies to life in new interactive ways for endless fun, we’re also thrilled to expand their play experience and the LEGO Super Mario universe with even more new sets and characters, something we really hope will excite fans,” said Simon Kent, creative lead, LEGO Super Mario.

The interactive Adventures with Luigi Starter Course is the latest extension of the LEGO Super Mario product line, the result of a unique partnership with Nintendo, that has introduced a new way to play with LEGO bricks.

Players will be able to get their hands on LEGO Luigi with the LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Luigi Starter Course, a set that contains elements for both single and dual play from August 1st.

LEGO Luigi and LEGO Mario, the fraternal twin brothers, are available as separate Starter Courses – both functioning as entry points into the world of LEGO Super Mario – with the two-player interactive play available using any combination of the two figures from August 1st.

As well as unveiling the new Bluetooth-enabled two-player mode, the LEGO Group is also introducing four new Expansion Sets, two new Power-Up Packs and ten new Character Packs. The four new Expansion Sets represent immersive builds for kids to expand their Starter Courses, and feature elements that are suitable for single play, but also enable dual play, and extra coin collection.

Bowser’s Airship Expansion Set gives fans a chance to build a new level within the universe, taking on the infamous flying ship. The ship can be arranged in ‘flying mode’ or folded out in ‘course mode’.

Other new products introduced include: Frog Mario and Bee Mario Power-Up packs, which let players change up play and dress LEGO Mario in his playful frog and bee suits; and a Boss Sumo Bro Topple Tower Expansion Set, with which kids can use their LEGO Mario and/or LEGO Luigi figure to bring down the Topple Tower.

Series Three character packs also include ten collectable characters, including Galoomba, Parachute Bob-omb, Crowber, Boo, Amp, Torpedo Ted, Bony Beetle, 1-Up Mushroom, Scuttlebug, and Swoop.

The LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Luigi Starter Course and Bowser’s Airship Expansion set are available for pre-order now through http://www.LEGO.com/preorder-luigi and http://www.lego.com/preorder-bowsersairship respectively, ready to launch August 1st, 2021 on www.LEGO.com and from selected leading retailers around the world.

The remaining announced products will be available to purchase from August 1st.

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