Weird, Lego, but okay.

What do you need to play two-player Lego Super Mario?

To play with both bros you’ll need both the original Lego Super Mario starter kit and the new Adventures With Luigi Starter Course, both of which cost $60, so it’s a good thing Lego spaced these releases out. Right now buying both sets is the only way to get the two electronic figures. Fortunately, those two sets are all you need.

A photo of Lego Mario toys, including the new Bowser's Airship playset
His majesty’s secret airship.
Photo: The Lego Group

Additional sets are available, including the upcoming $100 Bowser’s Airship that recently leaked through an Amazon listing. There are $10 power-up packs which give Luigi and Mario special abilities and new costumes, like Frog and Bee. There’s also a new set of character packs launching on August 1, little $5 blind bags featuring critters like Galoomba, Parachute


Bob-omb, Crowber, and Boo. But all of those are extra bits. All you need is Mario, Luigi, a nice stretch of spare time, and a friend, unless you prefer to dual-wield your plumbers.