The forthcoming LEGO Super Mario Donkey Kong’s Tree House has been revealed and is available for preorder from the Australian Certified Stores for $94.99 AUD. It will be available on 1st August 2023.
It comes with 2 buildable figures: Donkey Kong and Cranky Kong.
As with all LEGO Super Mario Expansion sets, it requires the digital Mario, Luigi or Peach for full play value. Those characters will need to have their firmware updated to include the actions included in these new sets.
Reading the product description, it appears to utilise several of the mechanics we have previously seen: picking up bananas and gifting them to other characters, as well as being able to visit Cranky Kong. In the meantime, the new mechanic of ‘playing bongos’ has been added to the play.
This appears to be an ‘interact with characters’ kind of expansion pack rather than a trap or obstacle. As such, I’m sure kids will enjoy playing with it, regardless of the timed game.
Children can build a colourful jungle level and role-play stories with this LEGO® Super Mario™ Donkey Kong’s Tree House Expansion Set (71424). The tree house is packed with authentic details to delight Donkey Kong™ fans, including a buildable TV, radio and a secret compartment. Kids can use their LEGO® Mario™, LEGO® Luigi™ or LEGO® Peach™ figures (not included) to ride on Donkey Kong’s back, nap in the hammock, knock a banana off the palm tree and gift it to Donkey Kong, ‘play’ the conga drums, visit Cranky Kong and more to earn digital coin rewards. Note: the 71360, 71387 or 71403 Starter Course is required for interactive play.
- Join the DK crew at Donkey Kong’s Tree House (71424) – Kids team up with Donkey Kong™ in the jungle for banana-gifting, conga drum-playing fun with this colourful LEGO® Super Mario™ Expansion Set
- 2 LEGO® Super Mario™ figures from the Donkey Kong™ world: Donkey Kong and Cranky Kong
- Authentic details – Explore the tree house with its buildable TV, radio and secret compartment, nap in the hammock, knock a banana off the palm tree, ‘play’ the conga drums and more
- Friendship play – Ride on Donkey Kong’s back with LEGO® Mario™, LEGO® Luigi™ or LEGO® Peach™ (figures not included), ‘give’ Donkey Kong™ a banana and visit Cranky Kong several times to gain a reward
- Gift for ages 8 and over – This 555-piece set makes a fun birthday or Christmas gift for kids who own a LEGO® Super Mario™ Starter Course (71360, 71387 or 71403), which is needed for interactive play
- Rebuild and combine – Measuring over 19 cm (7.5 in.) high, 46 cm (18 in.) wide and 17 cm (6.5 in.) deep in its basic formation, this modular set combines with other LEGO® Super Mario™ toy playsets
- Digital instructions – Download the LEGO® Super Mario™ app for building instructions, inspiration and more. For a list of compatible Android and iOS devices, visit LEGO.com/devicecheck
- Encourage kids’ creativity – Collectible LEGO® Super Mario™ toys are designed for solo or social play, offering coin-collecting fun and limitless creative challenges through expansion and rebuilding
- Premium quality – LEGO® building bricks satisfy rigorous industry quality standards, ensuring that they connect simply and strongly for robust builds
- Safety is a priority – LEGO® components are dropped, heated, crushed, twisted and analysed to make sure that they comply with stringent global safety standards
Further characters were revealed on the LEGO Social media channels earlier in the week, and I expect we will hear about more of these sets before long.
I can see a few interesting new elements in play, including a simplified palm leaf in dark tan, as well as green, a banana bunch and, is that a 1x1x1 quarter dome brick on DK’s Head? Time will tell.
What do you think of this? Is this what you were expecting from a Donkey Kong Set? Leave your comments below and until next time,