Cue up the Super Mario theme, because LEGO is expanding its video game-inspired collaboration with Nintendo again — and this time, there’s a Fire Mario.
The LEGO Super Mario collection originally debuted back in March, offering construction sets that kids can use to build levels inspired by the Super Mario series. Then kids can play through the levels, collecting coins with an electronic, interactive Mario figure.
Now, kids can enhance their LEGO Super Mario play with Power-Up Pack accessories. Each of these four suits — Fire Mario, Propeller Mario, Cat Mario, and Builder Mario — gives the interactive figure extra abilities. For example, when wearing the Cat Mario suit (pictured above), the character can climb up vertical obstacles to collect coins. He will also meow and purr, just for fun.
To use the suits and gain these new abilities, kids simply snap the themed pants and hat onto the interactive Mario figure — no extra batteries required.
The Power-Up packs — each sold separately — will be available starting on Aug. 1.