Lego Super Mario Kicks Off 2021 With A Bunch Of New Sets

Hey kids, it’s Iggy Koopa.
Hey kids, it’s Iggy Koopa.
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The already expansive Lego Super Mario line expands even more come January 1, with the launch of a new series of character packs, Tanuki and Penguin Mario power-up packs, three new expansions, and a new creative toolbox called the Master Your Adventure Maker Set.

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Now that kids of all ages have figured out how to follow Lego Super Mario instructions, it’s time to get creative. That’s where the $60 Master Your Adventure Maker Set comes in. It’s 366 pieces of level-expanding bits, including a new start pipe that challenges players to make it through levels in less time for greater coin rewards. It’s also got Iggy Koopa in it. He’s the best.

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Three new expansion sets also join the lineup in January. There’s the $40 Wiggle’s Poison Swamp set, the $30 Piranha Plant’s Puzzling Challenge, and the $20 Chain Chomp Jungle Encounter.

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For $10 apiece fans can pick up a pair of Power-Up packs, transforming Mario into his Penguin and Tanuki forms.

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Finally, there’s a new set of 10 blind bag Character Packs, giving Lego Super Mario even more ways to die during his blocky trials.

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Seems like the unholy union between Nintendo and Lego only grows stronger. Good for them.

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Realnoize42
Realnoize42

The problem I see in any store I go to, is that they all have TONS of expansion sets, like, really, TONS of them, but never a single starter course. Which makes sense that if they only had, let’s say 20 starter sets in stock and 20 of each expansion, that they’ll be stuck with almost all their expansions as not everyone who buy the starter set buys all the expansions. You’d need something like a ratio of 5:1 starter sets vs expansions.

It almost looks like LEGO made more expansion sets than starter sets. Or at least an equal number of every item in the collection, which doesn’t make any sense.

I know you can order online, but in stores, it looks completely stupid, as they only have piles of expansion sets, without any starter course available anywhere.

Or maybe it is clueless store managers who ordered everything from LEGO in equal numbers.... not knowing that each “expansion set” requires the starter one...