Eighties and Nineties kids with discretionary income will want to take a look at this. The LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System is now available for purchase from the LEGO Store for $229.99. It’s not cheap, but this is an intricate set that can bring back childhood memories of sitting in the glow of a CRT television, NES controller in hand. Can you really put a price on that? (Turns out you can, and it’s $229.99). The set is currently exclusive to the LEGO Store. Word is that next year it will go out to other retailers.
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Ringing in at 2,646 pieces, this set has all kinds of bells and whistles. It includes a buildable NES console, with a working cartridge tray and lid, as well as a controller. You’ll also build a Super Mario Bros. cartridge and even insert it into the block-constructed console. Finally there’s a cathode-ray tube television that has a crank on the side. Turn the crank, and a portion of Super Mario Bros. World 1-1 scrolls by.
And if you pick up the LEGO Super Mario Adventures Starter Course, you can place the Mario figure from that set into a slot on top of the TV. The figure will then play the Mario theme and react to on-screen enemies as you scroll by.
Chris Reed is IGN’s shopping and commerce editor. You can follow him on Twitter @_chrislreed.
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Source: IGN.com The Incredibly Detailed LEGO NES Is Now Available