Nintendo reveals its most expensive Lego set yet: A $270 Bowser
‘Mighty Bowser’ has controllable movements and can interact with Lego Mario
Lego and Nintendo have announced their next collaboration: a 270 EUR / $270 ‘Mighty Bowser’.
The set, which is planned for release on October 1, is made up of 2,807 pieces and includes controllable movements and “the ability to launch a fireball”.
“As well as having a fireball launcher and a button to control Bowser’s head and neck movements, his mouth, arms, legs, and tail will be movable too, so fans can replicate the fearsome nature of the Koopa King that they know and love,” Lego said.
The Mighty Bowser also has an interactive element. Fans that own a Lego Super Mario Starter Course can choose to battle Bowser against Lego Mario, Luigi or Peach, according to their creator.
“Bowser is, quite simply, the ultimate boss – and we’re delighted to announce that we’re introducing this oversized version to the LEGO Super Mario adult line for a little added peril,” said Carl Merriam, Senior Designer, LEGO Super Mario.
“Since we launched LEGO Super Mario two years ago, we’ve been on such a journey – gradually expanding with the most iconic and recognizable characters of the LEGO Super Mario universe.
“Adding LEGO Super Mario The Mighty Bowser really is a blast from the past for many adult fans of LEGO. He might be the big boss, but he still brings back a warm feeling of nostalgia to adult Super Mario fans worldwide.
“Just as defeating Bowser was always the ultimate challenge in the Super Mario games, here we’re challenging fans to build the King of the Koopas from nearly 3,000 pieces. We know they’re up to the task and will be chomping at the bit to get their hands on this great new addition to the Super Mario line.”