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Mario’s long-time nemesis is getting a massive Lego set later this year in the form of The Mighty Bowser building kit.

Described by the toy company as its biggest version of the popular Nintendo character to date, Lego’s Mighty Bowser building kit comprises an incredible 2,807 pieces, allowing owners to build a “highly detailed recreation of the King of the Koopas” that’s bolstered by interactive features.

Among those is the ability to launch a fireball from Bowser’s mouth, a trademark move that can activated with the press of a special trigger on the character’s spiked shell. Other special buttons hidden on Bowser’s shell allows builders to move and pose the character in different ways.

Mighty Bowser even interacts with Lego’s Mario, Luigi, and Peach figures, which are available as part of the company’s Super Mario Starter Courses. Each of these feature signature sounds and are complemented by a companion app that makes building them easier.

Lego’s new Mighty Bowser building kit will be available to purchase beginning on October 1, 2022. It will carry an MSRP of $269.99.

“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,” said Carl Merriam, Senior Designer, LEGO Super Mario. “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 (AFOLs),” Merriam added. “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 set is the latest product from the unique LEGO and Nintendo partnership, which first launched in 2020. The Adult line incorporates a range of Super Mario-themed building kits, each designed to evoke nostalgia from LEGO fans who remember Mario as an intrinsic part of their childhood. Previous products include a buildable LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System™ (NES) and the iconic ‘?’ Block with levels from the Super Mario 64 game inside. The LEGO Bowser figure, part of the ‘Adults Welcome’ series, has been long-awaited by Adult Fans of LEGO (AFOLs) who want to challenge themselves with a detailed set that will truly bring back fond memories of the past.

Whether fans are buying LEGO Super Mario The Mighty Bowser for build, play or display, the moveable figure will use newly designed elements to recreate the look of Bowser’s spikes. As well as having a fireball launcher and a button to control Bowser’s head and neck movements, his mouth, arms, legs, and tail will be movable too, so fans can replicate the fearsome nature of the Koopa King that they know and love.

Source: Lego

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