The wait is almost over, with Luigi confirmed for LEGO Super Mario in the upcoming 71387 Adventures with Luigi Starter Course set.
The LEGO Group has announced a new LEGO Super Mario set, 71387 Adventures with Luigi Starter Course – and it’s available to pre-order now.
Just like his brother, Luigi will be presented as an interactive figure who can play through LEGO levels, bringing platform video gaming to the physical world. The character is compatible with all of the existing products.
In the new set, which will launch in July in Japan and on August 1 around the world, there’s also a spinning seesaw challenge, Pink Yoshi, Boom Boom and a Bone Goomba. New for the theme, brown coloured bricks signify the Tower biome that will trigger a new sound from LEGO Luigi.
71387 Adventures with Luigi Starter Course
Theme: Super Mario
UK Price: £49.99
USA Price: $59.99
Piece count: 280
Release date: August 1
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‘We are very pleased to add Mario’s twin brother, Luigi, to the LEGO Super Mario family with the new LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Luigi Starter Course,’ said Takashi Tezuka, Executive Officer and Game Producer of Nintendo Co., Ltd. ‘Please welcome him as a companion on your adventures in the world of LEGO Super Mario. The addition of Luigi and Mario together creates new kinds of fun play. I look forward to see what exciting journeys kids will take with these two characters.’
‘LEGO play lets children unleash their imaginations, and we’re so excited Luigi has arrived to help them create even more LEGO Super Mario adventures,’ said Julia Goldin, Chief Product & Marketing Officer, the LEGO Group. ‘Everybody loves Luigi! With his unique personality, green cap and distinctive moustache, he has been highly requested by fans all over the world, and we are thrilled to welcome him to this interactive playset that is really changing the way people engage with Super Mario and LEGO play.’
The set has been added to the 2021 LEGO checklist – stay tuned for our review in an upcoming issue of Blocks magazine.