Bowser, Mario’s longtime nemesis, gets his own very large Lego set. The recently announced set features a giant Bowser construct that can be manipulated like an evil, fire-breathing puppet.
This new Lego Bowser set contains 2,807 pieces and will retail for $270 at launch on October 1st. And though it’s not the first time we’ve seen Bowser v. Super Mario lego themeit’s new and bigger brick the figure is quite impressive.
Lego says the figure was designed to be like a puppet, adding features that let you move Bowser’s head and open and close his mouth. Another nice touch: the assembly’s legs are built in such a way that when raised, they move inward and mimic the jump animation. And the Bowser figurine can stand freely, without a stand or tower.
You can see this massive new Bowser in action in the video released by Lego today.
As stated in the video, this Bowser is mostly built from non-character-specific or specially crafted parts, which is nice. While I know Lego has reached the point where it’s pretty easy for them to create any specific bricks or blocks they want, I still prefer it when the company shows off some fantastic use of details and builds things using mostly standard or pre-existing parts. It looks more authentic to me than Lego.
While this new Bowser looks great and can stand freely on your desk or bookshelf, it’s not just a fancy showcase set. Bowser can interact with other Super Mario sets. So if you already have a Mario or Peach figurine, you can use them to defeat Bowser, complete with original sound effects. What’s more, Bowser comes with a destructible playset so kids can recreate truly epic boss battles against the iconic villain.
Now, if only we could convince Nintendo and Lego to finally release some official Mario and Luigi minifigures, I would be a very happy Lego fan.