Now you can bring the pixels to life. The LEGO Group and Nintendo are continuing to build on their LEGO Super Mario partnership. The new LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System and 1980s-style TV that let adult fans recreate Super Mario Bros. game play and rekindle nostalgic NES memories. 


The LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Building Kit for adults lets fans create their own NES console out of LEGO bricks. The new kit offers a brick built NES model packed with realistic details, including the accompanying 1980’s style LEGO television set. Now gamers can get nostalgic recreating their favorite Super Mario Bros. experiences from  their childhood. 

Take a trip down memory lane when your build a mechanically functional version of the console using LEGO bricks. The new NES Building Kit will include a controller with connecting cable, plug and even an opening slot for the Game Pak with a locking feature. The console also comes with a buildable retro TV, featuring a flat 8-bit Mario figure on the scrolling screen. Fans can scan an included action brick with LEGO® Mario from the LEGO Super Mario Starter Course, so he reacts to on-screen enemies, obstacles and power-ups just as he would have in the iconic Super Mario Bros. game.


“Super Mario has been a cherished figure in the gaming world for over thirty years now,” said Maarten Simons, Creative Lead on LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System™, the LEGO Group. “Many adults still fondly remember that first time they saw Mario leap across the small screen, even if the graphics were a lot simpler than they are today. With the LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System, we’re letting them truly indulge in that nostalgia, recreating one of the most-loved consoles of all time so they can see the Super Mario from their childhoods once again – and even to share the experience of gaming in the 1980s with their own children.”

The LEGO Group and Nintendo announced their partnership earlier this year, bringing a fun-packed LEGO Super Mario universe to life through a Super Mario Starter Course set that exclusively features a LEGO Mario figure who displays a wide variety of instant reactions to movement, color and various action bricks. 

The LEGO NES will be available exclusively from LEGO Retail Stores and on Aug. 1. Beginning 2021 it will be available at other leading retailers around the world.

The full LEGO Super Mario product line also launches Aug. 1 and will be available directly from LEGO Stores and as well as at leading retailers around the world.

—Jennifer Swartvagher

All photos courtesy of LEGO