Lego Super Mario range releases in August

UPDATE: Yet another set revealed. 

UPDATE 8/4/20: We've now got a look at the fourth Super Mario Lego set - the Monty Mole & Super Mushroom Expansion Set. This one, as suggested yesterday, will come as a free gift.

Currently the only way to secure the set for yourself is to pre-order the range's main set - Adventures with Mario Starter Course - from Lego's own Shop@Home website. (Whenever I try, I'm currently unable to do this - it looks like the product is currently out of stock.)

The set comes with a Lego Monty Mole, Super Mushroom and a Stone-Eye. Here's how it looks:

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ORIGINAL STORY 7/4/20: Lego's range of interactive Super Mario sets will debut in Europe and North America on 1st August.

The previously-announced Lego Super Mario Starter Course set with an interactive Mario will cost $60/€60 (around £53), and be accompanied by two optional expansions we're seeing properly here for the first time.

There's a smaller Piranha Plant Power Slide Expansion Set ($20/€20) and a larger Bowser's Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set ($100/€100), pictures of which lie below.

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You'll need the base Starter Course set to take advantage of the range's interactivity, which is built into the Mario figure and designed to react to seven action bricks.

This DUPLO-looking Mario has an LCD screen for his eyes, mouth and chest which will react to movement and action bricks. It also contains a speaker to play familiar Mario music and sounds. Here it is in action:

And you'll keep track of your creations, virtual coins collected and high scores via a free smartphone app available alongside launch. This will also include digital instructions and suggestions for new ways to rebuild the sets into different forms.

Unofficially, a fourth set - the Monty Mole & Super Mushroom Expansion Set - has also been spotted, which looks to be offered as a free gift (thanks, BrickFan).

Pre-orders for the Starter Set should be going live now, but look to be a little late in doing so. When they do, they'll be via Lego.com.

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