New LEGO Super Mario Sets Now Available
Dec29

New LEGO Super Mario Sets Now Available

If you’re looking to expand your LEGO® Super Mario adventures and take on a new challenge, you can now grab all the new LEGO Super Mario sets. These include three new Expansion Sets, two new Power-up Packs, a Maker Set and a second series of Buildable Characters. You can find these new sets on LEGO.com and from Smyths Toys, where you can also get a free LEGO Super Mario Carry Case with selected purchases. Although not available...

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LEGO Super Mario 2021 Set Reviews Round-up
Dec29

LEGO Super Mario 2021 Set Reviews Round-up

On the run-up to Christmas, I’ve been busy building and reviewing the newly released LEGO® Super Mario sets. That’s every single new expansion set, new Power-up suits, the second series of Character Packs and the new Marker Set. If you haven’t been following the reviews there is a handy Round-up below. Building the sets is very different and I’ve seen multiple complaints online about the lack of physical instructions. As before,...

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71380: Master Your Adventure Maker Set Review
Dec27

71380: Master Your Adventure Maker Set Review

One of the largest sets in the latest wave of LEGO® Super Mario releases is the Master Your Adventure Maker Set. This is a far more than a mere Expansion Set and introduces a neat new play feature. As well as including numerous pieces to add to other sets, you’ll also find a new member of the Koopa Clan, a new warp pipe and a cool contraption, which brings new customisation options to your LEGO Super Mario play experience. But...

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71386: LEGO Super Mario Character Pack – Series 2 Review
Dec24

71386: LEGO Super Mario Character Pack – Series 2 Review

For the last 35 years, Mario has encountered a vast array of foes. With each new Mario adventure, new enemies pop up across the Mushroom Kingdom and beyond. Many of these can be found in the various LEGO Super Mario Expansion Packs. Some of the lesser-known bad-uns have been captured in LEGO® form in the LEGO Super Mario Character Pack series. Similar to LEGO Minifigures, these blind bagged mini sets feature one of ten different...

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71382: Piranha Plant Puzzling Challenge Review
Dec23

71382: Piranha Plant Puzzling Challenge Review

The Mario games are filled with numerous iconic foe, from garrisons of turtles to walking bombs, but its a pipe dwelling plant which is the focus of this particular LEGO® Super Mario Expansion Pack. Piranha Plants can be found popping out of warp pipes or having a snooze, here they are sitting on a pair of rotating platforms, guarding a series of Red Coin Blocks. But what does the set offering in terms of play features and how can it...

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Listen To The LEGO Games Festive Podcast Special
Dec23

Listen To The LEGO Games Festive Podcast Special

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of LEGO® Games, a new podcast series called ‘Bits N’ Bricks are being released on a weekly basis. It’s hosted by Brian Crecente and Ethan Vincent, who delve into the LEGO Group’s 25-year history of bringing the world of LEGO to life through digital experiences. This week it’s a festive holiday special in which Ken Cunningham chats about his work directing the Disney+ LEGO Star Wars Holiday...

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71381: Chain Chomp Jungle Encounter Set Review
Dec22

71381: Chain Chomp Jungle Encounter Set Review

The running theme of the new LEGO® Super Mario sets is the new poison swamp biome, which introduces a selection of purple elements to the brick-built world of the Mushroom Kingdom and the wider world of Mario. One of the smallest of the new 2021 Expansion Packs is Chain Chomp Jungle Encounter, which introduced two more foes for LEGO Mario to take down – one a classic enemy and the other a little more recent. So let’s crack...

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