Lego and Nintendo are teaming up to develop a brick-based Super Mario game. Both are popular franchises in their own right with several popular video games. The collaboration is expected to feature elements from the two brands. Lego Super Mario is a platform game where you build levels using actual Lego bricks. Then you play with Mario and go on an adventure in the level you built.
But it will not be just another LEGO toy. The LEGO Mario figure, and some of the bricks and characters, come with smart features. These new smart bricks allow the figures to collect coins, squish Koopas, and even collect items from question blocks - bringing the Super Mario Bros game to real life.
The heart of the entire play set is naturally the Mario figure that comes with LED displays in the chest and eye areas, as well as embedded speakers that bring Mario to life with fun dialogues and noises that you usually hear him say behind the screen. Check out this video to have a glimpse of what the actual LEGO Super Mario toy set can do.
This new smart toy allows kids, and kids-at-heart, to freely build a world with the LEGO pieces and play as Mario in the very world they build. It is like bringing the game Super Mario Maker out from the screen and onto the table.