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LEGO Super Mario app updates with "Beware of Boo" Play Challenge

Just in time for Halloween

The LEGO Super Mario app has been updated to Version 1.2.8, which adds in new Play Challenges. Check out full details on this update below.

- “Beware of Boo” Play Challenge is now available
- when starting a new course, Boo will chase after LEGO Mario
- collecting coins will make Boo appear
- when Boo is looking, don’t move LEGO Mario
- you can earn extra coins by avoiding Boo as many times as possible while still completing your course
- have LEGO Mario step on one of the ghost characters after making a course in order to start playing “Beware of Boo”!
- ghost characters include Boo, King Boo, and Peepa
- if you don’t have a ghost character, you can still play by pressing the “Activate & play now” button

LEGO Super Mario "Toad's Special Hideaway Expansion Set" now available to order

Toad in the hole

Young builders can add a colorful level to their LEGO® Super Mario™ universe with Toad’s Special Hideaway Expansion Set (77907). A fun gift idea for kids aged 8 and up, it features a buildable house from Toad Village, a Toad figure for LEGO® Mario™ (figure not included) to interact with and a ? Block offering different rewards. There are also lots of decorative builds, including a tree, fence and sign. (Note: the LEGO Mario figure is found in the 71360 Starter Course set, which is needed for interactive play.) Free app Find building instructions for this set on the free LEGO Super Mario app. The app features digital viewing tools and inspirational tips for creative ways to rebuild and play and it is also a safe forum for kids to share ideas. Unlimited fun LEGO Super Mario toy playsets bring an iconic Nintendo® character into the real world. The modular Starter Course and Expansion Sets, plus Power-Up Packs, allow fans to build their own levels for competitions with friends or solo play.

Add a colorful level to kids’ LEGO® Super Mario™ universe with Toad’s Special Hideaway Expansion Set (77907), featuring a Toad figure, Toad’s buildable house, a ? Block and lots of decorative builds.

Greet Toad with LEGO® Mario™ (figure not included) and jump on the ? Block to earn different rewards.

The Starter Course set (71360), which includes the LEGO® Mario™ figure, is required for interactive play.

This 120-piece Expansion Set makes a fun birthday present, holiday gift or special treat for kids aged 8 and up.

This module measures over 5.5 in. (14 cm) high, 7 in. (18 cm) wide and 5 in. (12 cm) deep in its basic formation and can be rebuilt and combined with other LEGO® Super Mario™ sets in various ways.

Find building instructions for this set, inspirational tips and more on the free LEGO® Super Mario™ app. For a list of compatible Android and iOS devices, visit LEGO.com/devicecheck.

Collectible LEGO® Super Mario™ toy playsets bring an iconic Nintendo® character into the real world, offering unlimited potential to expand, rebuild and customize levels for solo or group play.

LEGO® components meet stringent industry standards to ensure that they connect consistently and securely – it’s been that way since 1958.

LEGO® bricks and pieces are tested in almost every way imaginable to make sure that they satisfy rigorous global safety standards.

LEGO.com is now offering Toad's Special Hideaway Expansion Set for $20. Grab your order here.

Fan creates a super-sized LEGO Super Mario Goomba

Megoomba!

LEGO Super Mario lets you use your creativity to come up with all sorts of fun courses for Mario to explore. You can use the LEGO Super Mario sets to build near limitless designs, and throw in traditional LEGO bricks to expand even further. Even with all that creativity, some people need to expand their horizons a little more!

In the video above, you can see someone taking the LEGO Super Mario Goomba and super-sizing it! They work up a Goomba that's 10 times the size of the one that comes with LEGO Super Mario! Mario will need to work on his jump game to tackle this one!

Animal Crossing "Nook's Cranny" LEGO set under review at the LEGO Ideas website

One step closer to releasing

LEGO has announced that 35 different fan-made LEGO ideas have qualified for LEGO review, and among them is an Animal Crossing project.

The above "Nook's Crossing" LEGO set could become the real deal if all the pieces align. Obviously Nintendo and LEGO would have to work out some sort of deal, and truth be told, I really doubt that Nintendo would be okay with a fan-made LEGO set getting an official release. That said, stranger things have happened! We'll just have to hang tight and see if things work out.

Check out a French commercial for LEGO Super Mario

Have you picked yours up yet?

LEGO Super Mario has only been available for over a month now, so Nintendo and LEGO are still looking to spread the word. Their advertising plans include some commercials, and you can check out the latest commercial for France above!

LEGO Super Mario turned into a motion controller for Super Mario Bros.

Here we LEGO!

LEGO Super Mario provides a lot of fun in and of itself, but you just knew hackers were going to tinker with the toy and make it do all sorts of interesting stuff. That's exactly what hacker R1ckp on Twitter did, by turning LEGO Super Mario into a motion controller.

R1ckp messed around with LEGO Super Mario to get it to use its motion-sensing capabilities as an input method for a traditional video game. You can see the fruits of his labor above, where he uses LEGO Super Mario to play a bit of Super Mario Bros.!

Three more code-in-box Switch releases spotted for Europe

Hope you like digital releases

Over in Europe, code-in-box Switch releases are a pretty big deal. Games that got traditional game card releases are now getting another printing for retail, but without the actual game card. Here's the latest slate of games that are jumping from game card to code-in-box release.

- LEGO The Incredibles
- Cars 3
- Lego DC Super Villains

Thanks to Sephiroth_FF for the heads up!

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga delayed to Spring 2021, gameplay trailer revealed

Forced into Spring 2021

Play through all nine Star Wars™ saga films in a brand-new LEGO video game unlike any other. Experience fun-filled adventures, whimsical humor, and the freedom to fully immerse yourself in the LEGO Star Wars universe like never before.

We heard yesterday that LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga was going to be pushed into 2021, and now we have confirmation. While there's no new date yet, we do know the title will launch sometime in Spring 2021.

Check out a timelapse build for the LEGO NES

LEGO a go-go

The LEGO NES consists of over 2,600 LEGO bricks, so it's not exactly something you can put together in just a few minutes! If you don't have the patience to build a LEGO NES on your own, or you simply haven't had the time to do so, you can check out the video above for a timelapse of the entire project!

Reverse engineering LEGO Super Mario's barcodes for custom level design

LEGO Mario without the LEGO!

Perhaps you like the idea of LEGO Super Mario, but don't want to use LEGO bricks to build out a course. What other options do you have then? Well, in the video above, you can see that someone has reverse engineered the LEGO Super Mario barcodes that LEGO Super Mario interacts with in order to build a custom playset! Check out the video to see how it's done.

Thanks to Dan for the heads up!

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