The LEGO Group revealed a whopping 16 new sets currently in the works for its charming LEGO Mario series. The new kits, launching next year, will include a base set, multiple expansions, and the arrival of several iconic villains and power-up skins from the legendary Super Mario franchise.

The meatiest release will be the new Master Your Adventure Maker Set, a toolbox of sorts which allows players to utilize new options and further creativity in building their courses. The set will include a new Start Pipe, alongside a range of custom bricks and other interactive items. Also included is Koopa Kid Lemmy, Goomba, Koopa Paratrooper, and a delightfully cubic Bob-omb.

The new expansion kits are individual releases that will add hazards to players’ custom stages. The three announced sets are the Piranha Plant Puzzling Challenge Expansion Set, Wiggler’s Poison Swamp Expansion Set, and – best of all – Chain Chomp Jungle Encounter Expansion Set, featuring my personal favorite Mario villain and his DEAD EYES.

Finally, a new run of “blind bag” character sets will offer up a range of classic Super Mario adversaries such as Spiny Cheep Cheep, Fly Guy, Thwimp, Para-Goomba, Foo, Huckit Crab, Ninji, Para-Beetle, Bone Goomba, and the dastardly Poison Mushroom. Additionally, Power Up packs will feature new bodies for the Mario figurine, allowing yer boy to change into his classic Tanooki and Penguin suits.

No official price point or release dates were announced, but the new LEGO Super Mario sets are expected to arrive in 2021.

LEGO Super Mario adds 16 more sets in 2021 [Eurogamer]

Incoming Lego Super Mario sets include new villains, custom bricks, and the famous Tanooki suit screenshot

Source: Destructoid Incoming Lego Super Mario sets include new villains, custom bricks, and the famous Tanooki suit