Set launches on August 1 for $229.99
LEGO and Nintendo are celebrating 35 years of the Nintendo Entertainment System in a way that goes beyond the previously revealed Super Mario sets. The companies got together to reveal the LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System, which tasks retro gaming fans with building an NES console, controller, cartridge, and tube TV brick by brick so they can play Mario LEGO style.
While this isn't technically a Mario game you can play, you can still use the set to scroll through a stage and move Mario around on the screen. Here's how it looks in motion:
A closer look at some photos:
The LEGO NES set launches on August 1 for $229.99.
For what it's worth, you could probably nab a complete-in-box NES on eBay for the same price.
Source: Press release