A huge Lego Super Mario expansion set has been revealed early by Amazon Australia.
Like the other Lego Super Mario expansion sets, Bowser’s Airship is designed to accompany the Starter Course. As such, it doesn’t come with the electronic Mario or Luigi figures needed to ‘play’ the course.
Bowser’s Airship contains 1,152 pieces and comes in a folding design that lets you display it as either a standard airship, or a longer stage-like design.
The build is noticeably larger than many other Lego Super Mario sets: when it’s fully unfolded, Bowser’s Airship measures 14 inches long.
As well as the airship itself, players can build a Magikoopa, a Pirate Goomba, a Rocky Wrench (the enemies that pop out of manholes and throw spanners) and a cannon that launches characters.
As well as the Mario Starter Course, which contains the electronic Mario toy needed to interact with the other courses, other expansion packs featured the likes of Yoshi, Toad and Bowser.
A new Starter Course featuring an electronic Luigi figure will be launching in August. It was first teased when players discovered that, following a firmware update, their Mario figure started asking for Luigi in his sleep.
Lego also released the Lego NES in August 2020. The set included a brick-built NES model and accompanying 1980’s style television set, complete with scrolling Super Mario Bros scene, but at $229 it cost more than the actual NES did at launch.