LEGO Super Mario From Game To Brick

One of the most interesting aspects of the LEGO® Super Mario sets is the various characters dotted about them. With 35 years of games to take inspiration from, the sets have done a great job of capturing iconic characters and enemies from many of them. The main man is, of course, Mario, who, in LEGO form, is a specifically created digital figure. His cubic appearance has lead the style for the rest of the buildable friends and foe, found across the LEGO take on the Mushroom Kingdom. But how do these brick-built characters compare to their digital counterparts? Here you’ll find a comparison of the in-game models compares to their brick-built versions. Many of these characters have changed over the last 35 years. Although most of them appeared in 1985s Super Mario Bros. their LEGO appearance is based on some of the most recent games.

Being recreated in LEGO bricks has provided a nice balance between the original 8-bit models and the more advanced 3D versions. With the LEGO characters shape more akin to the pixel art shapes used in early games. The printing of faces is clearly based on the Wii, Wii U and Switch takes on characters.

Mario

First Appears In: Super Mario Bros. (1985) Found In Set: 71360: Starter Course

LEGO Mario Character Mario

Fire Mario

First Appears In: Super Mario Bros. (1985) Found In Set: 71370: Fire Power-up Pack

LEGO Mario Characters Fire

Cat Mario

First Appears In: Super Mario 3D World (2013) Found In Set: 71372: Cat Power-up Pack

LEGO Mario Characters Cat

Propeller Mario

First Appears In: New Super Mario Wii. (2009) Found In Set: 71371: Propeller Power-up Pack

LEGO Mario Characters Propeller

Builder Mario

First Appears In: Super Mario Maker (2015) Found In Set: 71373: Builder Power-up Pack

LEGO Mario Characters Builder

Yoshi

First Appears In: Super Mario World (1990) Found In Set: 71367: Mario & Yoshi’s House

LEGO Mario Characters Yoshi

Toad & Toadette

First Appears In: Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988) & Mario Kart Double Dash Found In Set: 71368: Toad’s Treasure Hunt

LEGO Mario Character Toads

Bowser & Bowser Jr.

First Appears In: Super Mario Bros. (1985) & Super Mario Sunshine (2002) Found In Set: 71369: Bowser’s Castle Boss Fight & 71360: Starter Course

LEGO Mario Characters Bowser

Shy Guy

First Appears In: Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988) Found In Set: 71366: Boomer Bill Barrage

LEGO Mario Character Shy Guy

Goombas

First Appears In: Super Mario Bros. (1985) Found In Set: Various

LEGO Mario Characters Goomba

Desert Pokey

First Appears In: Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988) Found In Set: 71363: Desert Pokey

LEGO Mario Characters Pokey

Whomp

First Appears In: Super Mario 64 (1994) Found In Set: 71364: Whomp’s Lava Trouble

LEGO Mario Characters Whomp

Thwomp

First Appears In: Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988) Found In Set: 71376: Thwomp Drop

LEGO Mario Characters Thwomp

Koopa Troopa & Dry Bones

First Appears In: Super Mario Bros. (1985) & Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988) Found In Set: 71362 + 71365 & 71369

LEGO Mario Characters Koopas

King Boo & Boo

First Appears In: Luigi’s Mansion (2001) & Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988) Found In Set: 71360: Stater Course

LEGO Mario Characters Boos

Banzai Bill

First Appears In: Super Mario World (1990) Found In Set: 71366: Boomer Bill Barrage

LEGO Mario Charcaters Bill

Cheep Cheep

First Appears In: Super Mario Bros. (1985) Found In Set: 71368: Toad’s Treasure Hunt

LEGO Mario Characters Cheep

Monty Mole

First Appears In: Super Mario World (1990) Found In Set: 71363: Desert Pokey

LEGO Mario Character Monty

Pirahna Plant

First Appears In: Super Mario Bros. (1985) Found In Set: 71362: Guarded Fortress

LEGO Mario Characters Piranha

Bob-omb

First Appears In: Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988) Found In Set: 71362: Guarded Fortress

LEGO Mario Charactes Bobomb

Author: Adam White

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