Warner Bros. hosting LEGO eShop sale in Japan

Build up your Switch library!

Running until June 2nd, 2020, Warner Bros. is hosting an eShop sale for most of their LEGO titles in Japan. Check out the full list of discounted games below, all of which are 20% - 40% off.

- LEGO City Undercover – 35% off
- LEGO Worlds – 20% off
- LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2: The Game – 35% off
- LEGO Movie 2: The Game – 20% off
- LEGO Incredibles Family – 40% off
- LEGO Ninjago Movie: The Game – 35% off
- LEGO DC Supervillains – 40% off

LEGO Super Mario 'Power-Up Packs' announced, available August 1st

Mario suits for every occasion!

LEGO Mario now gets four Power-Up Packs that unlock entirely new ways to play with your levels! His wardrobe now contains the Fire Mario suit, the Propeller Mario suit, Cat Mario suit and the Builder Mario suit. All Power-Up Packs are available from 1st August 2020.

RANDOM TIME! - Fan creates video game adaptation of LEGO Super Mario using Dreams on PS4


With over 60+ hours of development time during the course of just 8 days, YouTuber Bearly Regal has created a video game adaptation of the LEGO Super Mario playsets!

Only the overworld has been created, and there are currently no plans to turn the project into a fully functional game, but the result is still highly impressive. Most of the world has been made using individual Lego bricks built within Dreams, and the craftsmanship that went into this is simply amazing. Dreams is a game available exclusively on PlayStation 4 that doubles as a development engine, allowing for anyone to create their own games. You can check out Bearly Regal's journey in the 6 minute long developmental process video above.

After some issues from Nintendo regarding their IPs being used for projects in Dreams, Sony has begun taking action and removing some of these levels. Since much creative liberty was put into this particular project, hopefully it's spared from deletion. If not, the beautiful concept and design will always be preserved in the form of this well-edited YouTube video.

LEGO has a history of releasing video games based on their licensed playsets, including Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, and many others. Perhaps one day we will see an official video game based on the Super Mario Lego sets based on the Super Mario video game, in the form of LEGO Super Mario: The Video Game!

LEGO Mario Set already receives a negative review

The LEGO Mario Set is now available for pre-order, and someone has already felt the need post a review. This person has made it clear that he/she is a Sonic fan, and as such, the user has left a negative review to spite the fact that it is a Mario product. Hopefully this review will not impact the overall sales of the upcoming LEGO Mario product.

LEGO Super Mario preorders open, Aug. 1st, 2020 launch confirmed, Starter Course/Expansion Sets detailed, free app coming

BIG details on Mario's LEGO tie-in

The LEGO Group today announced pre-order availability of the LEGO® Super Mario™ Adventures with Mario Starter Course. Fans can now secure their own set of this upcoming and highly anticipated new product line, the result of a unique partnership with Nintendo. The new LEGO Super Mario product line features an interactive LEGO Mario figure that collects coins in real-life game levels created with LEGO bricks. Neither a video game nor a traditional LEGO brick-based set, it promises to change the way people interact with Super Mario in the physical world and engage in LEGO experiences.

Disclosed for the first time today by LEGO Design Lead Jonathan Bennink, fans will be able to begin exploring the fun-packed LEGO Super Mario universe with the Adventures with Mario Starter Course. This entry point set to the world of LEGO Super Mario is needed to unlock expansion sets and features seven action bricks for different interactions with the LEGO Mario figure that are only included in this set.

The LEGO Mario figure itself has LCD screens in his eyes, mouth and belly to display a wide variety of instant reactions to movement, color and action bricks. Also included is a speaker that plays iconic sounds and music from the video game series.

“Super Mario has continued to appear, always in a form adapted to the current hardware of the time.” said Takashi Tezuka, Executive Officer and Game Producer of Nintendo Co., Ltd. “I am thankful that in this project with the LEGO Group, Mario is jumping out of the digital world of game consoles and smart devices, and we are able to bring him into the world with a new, physical type of Mario play. It's very exciting to think of LEGO Mario becoming a real friend to children and to picture them playing in their very own Mario world that they imagined themselves.”

Kids aged 6+ can build levels and play their own way, with action-packed challenges having lots of creative fun in a highly interactive experience. LEGO Mario is used to collect virtual coins as he runs and jumps from the Start Pipe to the Goal Pole via LEGO bricks, cloud platform, and clashes with the Goomba figure and Bowser Jr. figure.

The Starter Course can be combined with LEGO Super Mario Expansion Sets, which each unlock unique challenges and characters to play with and against friends. The first Expansion Sets, also revealed today, include the Piranha Plant Power Slide Expansion Set and the Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set. And because the products all include modular builds, fans are fully in charge of creating exactly the LEGO level course they want to see Mario come to life in.

Fans will also love the free LEGO® Super Mario™ app by the LEGO Group, a supporting feature to further enhance the physical play experience. It keeps track of scores to encourage continuous rebuilding, as well as it provides digital building instructions with zoom and rotate viewing tools to make building easier, suggests other creative ways to build and play, and is a safe forum to share ideas with friends.

“We were thrilled to see the global reaction to news of LEGO Super Mario,” said Jonathan Bennink, Digital Design Lead on LEGO Super Mario, the LEGO Group. “Fans have been keen to learn more, so I am pleased that today we were able to reveal more details about this exciting new collaboration that has led to a reimagination of the LEGO building experience and an entirely new way to play inspired by the beloved video game icon, Super Mario. We can’t wait to see fans get creative and challenge each other with this highly engaging and social play experience.”

The full LEGO Super Mario assortment will launch Aug. 1st 2020, but fans can now pre-order the LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Mario Starter Course on
www.lego.com/supermario-startercourse and from select leading retailers around the world.

The recommended retail price for the Starter Course is 59.99 EUR/USD, while the recommended retail price for the two expansion sets will be 29.99 USD/EUR for the Piranha Plant Power Slide Expansion Set and 99.99 USD/EUR for the Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set.

LEGO Ideas campaign for Sonic Mania 'Green Hill Zone' reaches 10k supporters, now officially being reviewed

Gotta build fast

Ironically just one day after the announcement of an official Super Mario x Lego collaboration, there is now a possibility that Sonic joins the construction game!

LEGO Ideas allows for Lego fanatics to build the Lego playsets of their dreams, and with enough support from the public, they could actually be considered for official release. This elaborate Sonic Mania creation by toastergrl has reached the required 10,000 supporter threshold, and will now be reviewed by the Lego team. Due to licensing negotiations, not all requested LEGO Ideas become an actual product. Hopefully this one happens however, as having both Mario and Sonic Lego sets would be a dream come true to kids and adults everywhere!

Nintendo teases upcoming LEGO collaboration

Many Nintendo fans have been hoping for years that Nintendo and LEGO would tie up one day. It appears that day is coming soon, as both Nintendo and LEGO have teased a collaboration on their respective Twitter accounts. Not much to go on here, but hopefully we get some new details soon!

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga "Countdown" Trailer

Seems like a good day to release this trailer

A brand new decade. A brand new game. LEGO® Star Wars™: The Skywalker Saga arrives 2020! The countdown to the epic conclusion of The Skywalker Saga has begun. Watch Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker this December and next year play all nine films in one great game.

Its been awhile since we've seen anything of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, which makes the above teaser trailer all the sweeter. Looks like we can expect the info to start coming fast and furious next year!

LEGO Jurassic World seeing release in Japan, cover art shared

A roaring good time

It took a little bit, but LEGO Jurassic World is finally confirmed for a Switch launch in Japan. The title is set for launch on Nov. 21st, 2019, and is priced at ¥4,950. Warner Bros. is handling publishing duties, and this version should be exactly the same as in other regions.

The LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga dev team will at least consider an option for fans who want less talking and more grunts

Going back to the golden era

For a long time, LEGO games weren't voice acted, outside of various grunts, groans, and laughs. Things eventually shifted to fully-voiced dialog, and longtime series fans miss the days of simpler voice acting. Is there any chance a feature like that could come back for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga? According to James McLoughlin, Game Director of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, it's not out of the question.

GameStop interviewed Mr. McLoughlin, who addressed the many, man fan requests for more simple voice acting. While it's not a feature in the game, TT Games has definitely heard the requests, and the topic will at least be discussed. Ideas such as being able to turn the voice acting off, or going back to grunts, were at least floated during the interview. I guess we'll have to cross our fingers and hope for the best!


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