As we approach the pointy end of the year, we are now beginning to get some information about next year’s releases: first up are the next wave of LEGO Super Mario sets. Once again, we have a collection of Character Packs, as well as Expansion packs, large and small. Here is a quick overview of the new sets: I’ll bring more information later, when I have had a chance to think about them properly. In the meantime, I shall be brief…
71413 Character Packs – Series 6
We have a couple of brand new characters, as well as some reimagined versions of old favourites, all in keeping with the expanded style that we saw with the 5th series, back in July
Make the LEGO® Super Mario™ levels you build even more fun with 8 collectible Character Packs. Each Series 6 pack contains a buildable character with an Action Tag. Maybe it’s a Blooper with 3 cute baby Bloopers, a Green Toad on a tropical beach, or an Ice Bro. Perhaps it’s Birdo, a Bramball, a Sumo Bro, Spike or a pair of Cat Goombas. Open the pack and find out!
|5.99 USD||5.99 EUR||4.99 BGP||9.99 AUD|
Birdo;Green Toad;Ice Bro;Bramball;Cat Goomba;Blooper;baby Blooper;Sumo Bro;Spike
71414 Conkdor’s Noggin Bopper Expansion Set
The sheer mechanics of this set have me feeling intrigued.
Can you conquer the Conkdor? Jump on the trigger in front of this huge character with its long neck, big beak and cool glasses. But watch out – as soon as you land on the trigger, the Conkdor will try to bop you. Defeat it by stomping on its head, then leap on the springboard to make it rise again!
|14.99 USD||14.99 Euro||12.99 GBP||24.99 AUD|
71415 Ice Mario Suit and Frozen World Expansion Set
We are now getting our expansion suits in conjunction with a full expansion pack, which, like with Peach’s cat suit enhances the playability , and further communicates the advantage of the suit.
Put on the Ice Mario suit to power up for action in the frozen world! Skate on the ice and throw ice balls at enemies. Launch the Cooligan into the ice block to smash it and reveal the Goomba. Defeat both enemies to collect your coin rewards!
|24.99USD||24.99 Euro||19.99 GBP||39.99 AUD|
71416 Lava Wave Ride Expansion Set
Get ready to ride the lava wave! Jump on the Lava Lift and keep on rocking on the red-hot wave. Just be careful not to fall off into the flames below. And watch out for the Fire Bro in the nearby tower! Knock the Lava Bubbles off the crests of the wave and defeat them and the Fire Bro to collect more coins!
|34.99USD||34.99Euro||29.99 GBP||49.99 AUD|
Fire Bro;Lava Bubble
71417 Fliprus Snow Adventure Expansion Set
Get ready for a supercool Fliprus snow adventure! Knock the snowman’s head off to fell the Red Koopa Troopa. Skate on the ice – but be careful not to slide into the water. If you get cold, sit by the fire to warm up! Defeat the Freezie to reach the hidden frozen fruit. Battle the ice-ball-flinging Fliprus, then give the baby penguin the frozen fruit as a gift and hang out for a while!
|64.99 USD||64.99 EURO||59.99 GBP||99.99 AUD|
Freezie;Red Koopa Troopa;Fliprus;baby penguin
71418 Creativity Toolbox Maker Set
I really love the look of this set, with a collection of biomes as well as a variety of characters! I am really looking forward to this.
Add extra detail to your LEGO® Super Mario™ world with the Creativity Toolbox Maker Set! Recreate Super Mario™ grass, desert and lava levels with iconic mountains, clouds, trees, pyramids, flames, a Checkpoint Flag and more. Combine these LEGO elements and builds with your Starter Courses and Expansion Sets or use them to make displays for the included Wendy, Blue Yoshi and Goomba figures!
|59.99 USD||59.99 Euro||54.99 GBP||89.99 AUD|
71419 Peach’s Garden Balloon Ride Expansion Set
Fly around Peach’s Garden in a hot-air balloon! Discover a Super Star Block in the smoke coming from the chimney of the Blue Toad’s house. Knock the top off the fountain to reveal a Coin Block. Part the clouds over Pom Pom and topple her. Hop out of the balloon, throw the turnip and claim all your coin rewards. Oh – and look inside the balloon for a hot little surprise!
|49.99 USD||49.99Euro||44.99 GBP||79.99 AUD|
Pom Pom;Pink Yoshi;Blue Toad;Lava Bubble
Overall, this is a series that continues to bring new game mechanics, as well as new characters to the fireld of LEGO Super Mario. Birdo has been a long time family favorite in Mario Kart, and we contiue our collection of Kooplings, adding Pom Pom and Wendy to our cast.
It looks like there are a couple of interesting course expansion packs, as well as a couple of smaller packs, to provide Mario with Obstacles as he travels! I am looking forward to looking at these in greater detail when they become available in January 2023.
Are you looking forward to these sets? Why not leave your comments below, and until next time,