If you have been keeping up with LEGO news, you have likely noticed the furry of activity in the past couple of days in regards to an upcoming LEGO set; the #71374 LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System. This set absolutely blown away both the LEGO fan community and the gaming community, so let’s take a look at what all the buzz is about. Below is the press-release, pictures, introductory video and more. Enjoy!
Recreate the Nintendo Entertainment System in LEGO style! Do you love video games? Did you play Super Mario Bros. back in the day? Or do you just enjoy a hands-on, creative activity in your spare time? If so, this nostalgic LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System model kit is perfect for you!
The brick-built NES is packed with realistic details, including an opening slot for the Game Pak with a locking function, and a controller with a connecting cable and plug. The console comes with a buildable retro TV, featuring a flat 8-bit Mario figure on the scrolling screen, plus an action brick to scan with LEGO Mario (figure not included; find in the #71360 LEGO Super Mario Starter Course set) so he reacts to the on-screen enemies, obstacles and power-ups just like in the Super Mario Bros. game.
This unique set is part of an inspiring collection of LEGO building sets for adults that make fabulous gifts for yourself and hobbyist friends who enjoy DIY challenges and proudly displaying their creations.
- Trigger nostalgic memories as you build the wonderfully detailed #71374 LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System, an interactive, 1980s-style television displaying the classic Super Mario Bros. game.
- The TV has a handle-operated scrolling screen, and if you scan the action brick by placing LEGO Mario (figure not included) in the slot on top, he will react to the on-screen enemies, obstacles and power-ups.
- Authentic details of the NES console are recreated in LEGO style, including a controller and an opening slot for the buildable Game Pak with a realistic locking function to delight Super Mario Bros. fans.
- Whether you were an NES gamer back in the day, a fan of retro stuff, or are just looking for an immersive, fun, creative DIY project to leave you feeling revitalized, this 2,646-piece model building kit is ideal for you.
- The buildable TV measures over 8” (22.5cm) high, 9” (23.5cm) wide and 6” (16cm) deep, and alongside the NES model makes a cool display item for your home or office. It also makes the best LEGO gift for gamer friends.
- No batteries required – combine this playset with the LEGO Mario figure in the #71360 LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Mario Starter Course to activate the TV’s interactive features.
- Easy-to-follow instructions help you to build with confidence, even if you are a LEGO newcomer. Also included is an illustrated booklet about the creation of the Nintendo Entertainment System and classic NES games.
- This highly collectible building set for adults is part of a range of inspirational LEGO model kits designed for you, the discerning hobbyist, as you look for your next immersive DIY project.
- LEGO building bricks meet the highest industry standards, which ensures they are consistent, compatible and connect and pull apart easily every time – it’s been that way since 1958. LEGO bricks and pieces are dropped, crushed, twisted, heated and rigorously analyzed to ensure that this unique LEGO building set satisfies the highest safety and quality standards.
The #71374 LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System is recommended for ages 18+, comes with 2,646 pieces, and the price is as follows: US $229.99 – CA $299.99 – DE €229.99 – UK £209.99 – FR €229.99 – DK 1799DKK (Euro pricing varies by country). It will be available on August 1st directly from official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop.
And while we’re waiting for the new set, you can also check out the other LEGO Super Mario related sets at the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System? Is this something you’re interested in? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!
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This is ridiculously awesome. Take my money please!
Edit to add:
And that’s coming from a lifelong Sega fan! 🙂
I never even had a NES, but my god this is awesome! I like how they used the clear dish to make Mario follow the course rather than using gears or any other mechanical device.
I would have not dreamed of Lego making anything like this even just a year ago. Just wow.
This is incredible. I have only seen afols build stuff like this. They are releazing some amazing sets this year.
Amazing, and the price seems very fair for what you get. The only thing that annoys me is that you have to get Mario figure separately. They should just have included it.
This is perfect. They got every detail right. Are those decorations prints or stickers? Do you know?
It apears that the decals for the NES, controller, Mario, and items on screen are prints. However, it looks like the TV info and cartridge apear to be stickers.
I may be wrong, but I remember seeing something like this made by an afol. I think it was a few years ago when I saw it. I remember it had a similarly moving screen. Anyone remember?
I just found about this Brandon Jones MOC. Maybe there’s been similar attempts.
Amazing. I was not an NES guy but may get it anyways. The scrolling mechanism in the TV could be repurposed for some fun ideas.
Well, Lego is really killing it this year. This set is going to sell out the second it goes live. I think we can expect the same type of lack of availability as the UCS Falcon. Save up for it, but don’t expect to be able to purchase it until 1-2 years down the road.
Wow! This brings back fond memories. I use to have a Nintendo Entertainment System and I use to play on it for hours( just like every body else that had Nintendo). Mario Brothers was the game I played constantly as well as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle game. Remember how we thought the blowing on the game cartridge would make the game play better? ( it didn’t make a differents). I remember a cartridge that had cheat codes for all sorts of games and I had it. I believe it was called” The Game Genie”. That was the only way I was able to beat a game because I’m horrible at playing video games. This is a very cool set but, sadly out of my price range.
Game Genie, yeah.
Some of those old games are unforgivingly hard, though…
Holy gods of Lego! Is this real life? They are now in moc territory! Like others said, I would have not expected to ever see a set like this!
Well, there goes my already meager paycheck. By the way, I remember people making stuff like this out of cardboard. Same concept with the moving screen.
This brings back so much nostalgia! Good job, lego, fantastic set.
in the US you have to pay 230$. In Denmark, where the Lego comes from, we have to pay 275$. Absurd