The LEGO Group has revealed LEGO Super Mario: The Mighty Bowser as the latest addition to the LEGO Super Mario Adult product line.
This 2,807-piece building kit has seen the King of the Koopas receive “a highly detailed recreation,” complete with controllable movements, newly designed elements to recreate the look of Bowser’s spikes, a fireball launcher and a button to control Bowser’s head and neck movements.
The Mighty Bowser is also interactive with LEGO Super Mario Starter Courses, meaning that you can battle Bowser against LEGO Mario, Luigi or Peach for “truly immersive and digitally enhanced play.”
“Bowser is, quite simply, the ultimate boss – and we’re delighted to announce that we’re introducing this oversized version to the LEGO Super Mario Adult line for a little added peril,” explains LEGO Super Mario senior designer Carl Merriam. “Since we launched LEGO Super Mario two years ago, we’ve been on such a journey – gradually expanding with the most iconic and recognizable characters of the LEGO Super Mario universe.
“Adding LEGO Super Mario The Mighty Bowser really is a blast from the past for many Adult Fans of LEGO. He might be the big boss, but he still brings back a warm feeling of nostalgia to adult Super Mario fans worldwide. Just as defeating Bowser was always the ultimate challenge in the Super Mario games, here we’re challenging fans to build the King of the Koopas from nearly 3,000 pieces. We know they’re up to the task and will be chomping at the bit to get their hands on this great new addition to the Super Mario line.”
The King of the Koopas joins The LEGO Group’s Super Mario-themed building kits that are “each designed to evoke nostalgia from LEGO fans who remember Mario as an intrinsic part of their childhood.” These include the buildable LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and the iconic ‘?’ Block with levels from the Super Mario 64 game inside.
LEGO Super Mario: The Mighty Bowser will release at retail on 1st October 2022, priced at £229.99 ($269.99).