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LEGO Super Mario opens the floodgates with new sets, character packs, and power-ups

LEGO Super Mario opens the floodgates with new sets, character packs, and power-ups

LEGO Super Mario is getting quite the expansion today, with Nintendo and The LEGO Group announcing a number of expansion sets, character packs, and power-up packs. Today's announcements follows the sets that were first revealed in June and launched in April, but strangely enough, it seems that these new sets won't be here in time for the holidays. In fact, they'll miss Christmas - which seems like it would be an obvious target for new LEGO sets - by a week.

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Mando Mondays unboxing time: Credits Collection exclusives, plush baby Yoda!

Mando Mondays unboxing time: Credits Collection exclusives, plush baby Yoda!

Today we're taking a peek at a box of products sent by Disney in celebration of the continuing release of Star Wars: The Mandalorian, Season 2. The products we've got today span the series, including the first version of our hero Mando (Din Djarin), IG-11, Cara Dune, a Heavy Infantry Mandalorian, and a Death Trooper. And guess who came along for the ride?!

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LEGO Ghostbusters ECTO-1 does justice to an epic movie icon

LEGO Ghostbusters ECTO-1 does justice to an epic movie icon

LEGO has revealed its latest set, and if you've ever wanted to drive the Ghostbusters' ECTO-1 then you're in look - after a little assembly, of course. Headed to stores from November 15, the iconic car from the classic movies looks the part from every angle, and when complete is 18-inches long and 6-inches wide.

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LEGO ‘The Child’ baby Yoda collectible set finally arrives this week

LEGO ‘The Child’ baby Yoda collectible set finally arrives this week

This Friday when Disney+ releases the next season of The Mandalorian, LEGO will release its 'The Child' set featuring baby Yoda, the latest in a growing line of official merchandise featuring the adorable Jedi master. The Child set has appeared on the official LEGO website, as well as on Amazon where it is available to preorder.

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LEGO phasing out plastic bags

LEGO phasing out plastic bags

Inside every non-basic LEGO brick set you'll find a series of plastic bags with numbers printed on their sides. You'll get a set of 3 or more, each with a set of LEGO pieces that correspond with the set's instructions booklet. In an effort to promote sustainability and assist in the preservation of all life on Earth, LEGO will begin phasing out this system of waste over the next several years.

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Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina LEGO set finally goes full-size YOLO

Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina LEGO set finally goes full-size YOLO

At long last, it's time for a proper LEGO Mos Eisley Cantina. LEGO released a couple of editions of this location in the Star Wars universe before, but the size of the tavern was limited. We've gotten fractions of this watering hole before, but never one so complete as this.

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LEGO Education Spike Prime: Resources and a glorious new brick [UPDATE]

LEGO Education Spike Prime: Resources and a glorious new brick [UPDATE]

There's a new brick (actually several new parts, but one key brick) in the new LEGO Eductation SPIKE Prime set. The LEGO Education SPIKE Prime Set was released today as the 2020/2021 school season begins, ready to roll for STEAM, coding, and all sorts of LEGO robot adventures. And there'll be new LEGO elements! The brick I'm most excited about here is the "Integrator Brick" (with cross axle). UPDATE: New resources were launched for educators and parents for students this season!

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IKEA and LEGO make BYGGLEK, a match made in modular heaven

IKEA and LEGO make BYGGLEK, a match made in modular heaven

LEGO and IKEA just announced that they've partnered up to create a line of LEGO-compatible storage and display boxes called BYGGLEK. The initial product will be "a series of storage boxes with LEGO studs and a special LEGO brick set." The most surprising part of this collaboration is that it wasn't done a whole lot sooner.

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LEGO Braille Bricks are awesome and not for the public

LEGO Braille Bricks are awesome and not for the public

LEGO Braille Bricks were revealed by LEGO as a "pioneering project that will help children with blindness or visual impairment learn Braille in a playful and engaging way." This system is created with LEGO bricks made with the same materials as standard LEGO bricks, but made specifically to assist in learning and developing an understanding of Braille and associated systems.

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Mario is getting his own Jenga and Monopoly games: Here’s why

Mario is getting his own Jenga and Monopoly games: Here’s why

The Super Mario franchise is turning 35 years old this year, and while there have been rumors that Nintendo will remaster a number of classic Mario games for the Switch, this anniversary serves up the opportunity for plenty of Super Mario-themed toys and products. LEGO already got the ball moving with its Super Mario and NES sets, which will all be out next month, and now Hasbro has revealed two new Super Mario board games.

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LEGO NES kit revealed for nostalgic adults with cash to burn

LEGO NES kit revealed for nostalgic adults with cash to burn

Throughout the first half of this year, LEGO and Nintendo have been trickle releasing information about their new LEGO Super Mario sets. It turns out that Super Mario isn't where LEGO and Nintendo's team up ends, as the two companies today announced the LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System. As the name suggests, this new LEGO set will have you building an NES, its accompanying controller, and even a retro '80s TV all out of LEGO bricks.

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LEGO Nintendo (NES) leaked with controller, cartridge, and tiny TV

LEGO Nintendo (NES) leaked with controller, cartridge, and tiny TV

A Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) original game console LEGO set was leaked. This set looks to roll with several exclusive parts, including a Mario JUMP flat brick and several 1-peg pieces - like a turtle shell and a mushroom. There's a one-brick flat mystery block too. With this set, you'll be able to create all sorts of different scenes from the original game - and expand beyond the original, too.

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