71361: LEGO Super Mario Character Packs Review
Aug11

71361: LEGO Super Mario Character Packs Review

Mario has battled a vast number of critters and creatures over the last 35 years. With each new Mario adventure, new enemies pop up across the Mushroom Kingdom. Despite all these enemies being found in numerous games, the LEGO® Super Mario expansion sets have lacked many of the Mario series most diverse foe. Which is where the Character Packs come in play. The blind bagged mini sets feature one of ten collectible characters from a...

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71374: Nintendo Entertainment System LEGO Set Review
Aug09

71374: Nintendo Entertainment System LEGO Set Review

This year marks the 35th anniversary of a games console which changed the face of gaming forever. PlayStation, Xbox, Dreamcast, Switch and even the games you play on your phone whilst on the loo, they all owe a great debt to the Nintendo Entertainment System. The NES was Nintendo’s first major global home console release. Originally known as the Famicom in its home country of Japan, it would later get a new name and a new look...

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LEGO Super Mario Sets Review Round-up
Aug05

LEGO Super Mario Sets Review Round-up

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been busy building and reviewing the new LEGO® Super Mario sets. That’s every single expansion set, the Starter Course and the Power-up suits. If you haven’t been following the reviews there is a handy Round-up below. But this is also a good time to offer my overall opinion on this interesting new theme. For many years, fans of both Nintendo and LEGO have yearned for the iconic...

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71369: Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Set Review
Aug04

71369: Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Set Review

For every good guy, there is an equally bad one somewhere nearby. For as long as Mario has been jumping around the Mushroom Kingdom, Bowser hasn’t been far behind or should that be ahead. If there is one thing Nintendo does well it has a good old boss fight. Be it leaping over fireballs and taking him out on a bridge or swinging him around by his tail, Mario and Bowser have a long-standing grudge. Often fighting for the...

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71377: King Boo and the Haunted Yard Set Review
Aug02

71377: King Boo and the Haunted Yard Set Review

The ghostly Boos have been following Mario around since Super Mario Bros. 3 but this expansion set is inspired by something far more awesome. Luigi has stood in his brother’s shadow for many years until the days of the GameCube. After mysteriously winning a huge mansion, located deep within Boo Woods, Luigi became the star of the show in Luigi’s Mansion. It is here King Boo makes his debut. This right royal spectre has...

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LEGO Super Mario GWP Sets Review
Aug01

LEGO Super Mario GWP Sets Review

With the LEGO® Super Mario sets officially launching today, depending on where you buy them or have already pre-ordered them, you may get one of two free sets. These include a desert-themes miniset and a smaller polybag set. Both include Action Bricks and elements which can be combined with the Starter Course and the numerous expansion sets. But are they worth being selective with your purchasing choices? Here’s a closer look at...

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71368: Toad’s Treasure Hunt Set Review
Jul31

71368: Toad’s Treasure Hunt Set Review

As Mario headed out on his third adventure across the Mushroom Kingdom, he was helped on his way stopping off Toad’s houses. This mushroom-capped little guy has become a Nintendo legend since being introduced in Super Mario Bros. 2. Things get a little confusing as Toad is not only the main character’s name, it’s also the overall now for their species. However, over the years there have been a few notable characters...

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