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The Lego Super Mario figure has started looking for Luigi, following a firmware update.
Twitter user Jay Phoenix discovered that after leaving his electronic Lego Mario toy to sleep, when he wakes it up it will now call out for Luigi.
The new feature comes as a result of a firmware update implemented through the official Lego Super Mario App.
The update is primarily designed to add a new Treasure Hunt feature to the toy, which makes treasure chests randomly appear when players sit the Mario toy on various obstacles in the levels they build.
Lego itself mentioned the new feature in a reply to a Facebook comment from a user who said her son keeps putting Mario’s trousers on the Bowser Jr figure because he doesn’t have a Luigi toy.
“Now that’s a very creative way to get his missing brother,” the official Lego account replied. “We did notice that Lego Mario has started calling for him, we’re looking into it and hope to have clarity on why this is soon. Stay tuned!”
The news further fuels speculation that Lego may be planning a new range of Super Mario expansion sets in the summer, with a Luigi figure now looking like a likely addition to the series.
The first range of Lego Super Mario sets launched in August 2020. 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, but there has been no Luigi figure to date.
The Lego Group stated last month that Super Mario was “one of the company’s most successful theme launches”. The company has previously said it hopes to have a “long and fruitful” relationship with Nintendo.