It’s time to block out some free time in the calendar as we look as the best Lego Nintendo sets of the year!
That’s right folks; we’ve got 11 exciting creations for you to feast your eyes on, from classic Nintendo creations through to fan-made projects just begging for a chance to be in the spotlight.
That’s right, we’ve also got some entries from the Lego Ideas page, showcasing some of the up and coming projects that could be in your toy box before the year is out!
So, without further ado, let’s check out the best LEGO Nintendo sets of all time and get our build on…
… just don’t walk around bare foot!
1. Super Mario 64 Question Block
It would be rude not to start with the epic Super Mario 64 Question Block, wouldn’t it?
Not only is this one of then most surprising best Lego Nintendo sets in our list, but it’s also one of the coolest when in both play and ornamental modes.
Store it on a shelf as a question block and people would be none the wiser. Then, when you’ve discovered whether you can trust them or not, blow their minds by pulling out four levels from one of Mazza’s most iconic games.
Move Super Mario 64 themed pieces around Peach’s Castle, Bob-omb Battlefield, Cool, Cool Mountain, and Lethal Lava Land, reenacting some of the greatest scenes from N64 history.
2. The Mighty Bowser
How incredible is this 3D lego version of The Mighty Bowser? Seriously, he’s one of the best baddies around, and it’s nice to have a piece that pays homage to the evil dudes for once.
With a head that turns and a secret button under Bowser’s shell that launches fireballs from his mouth, you can reenact all your favourite Mario battles.
Or, just knock down those two turrets on the platform and move his arms into a victory pose. Either is acceptable!
This is the gift that keeps on giving, however. There’s a bigger POW block too that Super Mario Lego figures can connect with.
I guess it only makes sense to add Bowser and all the other Starter Course sets to your collection!
3. Lego Nintendo Entertainment System
Next up on out list of the best Lego Nintendo sets is this Lego Nintendo Entertainment System!
Yes, this perfectly recreated Lego set boasts a miniature NES along with controller, cartridge and TV.
But that’s not where the fun ends…
Turn a knob on the TV and make Mario move along a scrolling path as though you were actually playing the game.
This thing has so many 80s gaming vibes crammed into it. it melts my brain every time I use it!
4. Super Mario Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set
Let’s carry on the Bowser action with this LEGO Super Mario Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set.
Of course, we all know that the Mario Starter set is out there for blockheads to collect. But if we’re talking about the best Lego Nintendo sets of all time, then we need to look to the epic expansion kits to spice things up.
Bowser’s Castle is one of the best Mario toys ever made – it won Toy of the Year in 2021 for crying out loud!
From the little lava minion all the way through to King Koopa himself, this set is fantastic, with rumbling areas, cameos from Dry Bones and Boo, and lots of interactive areas.
How many pieces is this thing packing? 1010!! That’s a lot of brick for your buck!
5. Super Mario Yoshi’s Gift House Set Expansion Set
It’s time for Yoshi to officially enter the fray with his Super Mario Yoshi’s Gift House Set Expansion Set!
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a child or an adult, Yoshi is an absolute legendary figure and one of the greatest Nintendo characters of all time.
Complete with Monty Mole figurine, this 246-piece expansion set adds even more excitement to the Mario Lego starter course.
Use Lego Luigi, Lego Peach, or Lego Mario as you spin the fruit carousel. Get digital coins when the Fruit turns gold or just gobble it down for good luck.
Post a Lego letter, wander around your forest home, or take Yoshi out of the set and take him on adventures in other expansion courses!
6. Super Mario King Boo And The Haunted Yard Expansion Set
Let’s continue expansion fever with Super Mario King Boo and The Haunted Yard, spicing up your Lego Mario world with some ghoulish vibes.
Stomp on bats and goombas, creep through gates, contend with webs, and get up close and personal with King Boo himself.
Obviously this set is only as exciting as your imagination – if you can create some great scenarios for Mario to delve into, then you’ll have hours of fun with this bad boy.
Why not twin it with the Luigi’s Mansion set and create a spooktacular fest. Make Halloween every day of the year!
7. Animal Crossing Lego Set
Boy meets girl meets Wolfgang in this Animal Crossing Lego set, our second entry from the Lego Ideas page!
Once again, this set is picking up some serious interest with Nintendo fans all over the globe, and with good reason.
Perfectly capturing the feel of this iconic game. Pick up axes, pick flowers and apples, go fishing, sleep in your tent, and have a whale of a time!
Island life never looked so good!
8. Super Mario Chain Chomp Jungle Encounter Expansion Set
Listen, I know you came here to look for the best Lego Nintendo sets to pair with your Mario Starter set… so that’s why I’ve got the Super Mario Chain Chomp Jungle Encounter Expansion set for you!
How does thwarting a Chain Chomp and stealing coins for Bramball sound?
Don’t step on the poison swamp or else Mario will have more to say to you than ‘Mamma Mia’.
At 160 pieces, this isn’t exactly a big course and won’t take long to build. Still alongside Bowser’s Castle and the set at Number 8, it creates a nice little obstacle course between some of the bigger playable areas.
9. Nintendo LEGO Super Mario Whomps Lava Trouble Expansion Set
I don’t need to know anything else about this Nintendo LEGO Super Mario Whomps Lava Trouble set apart from the fact that it has a Thwomp figurine in it. This guy was my favourite Super Mario baddy back in the day; Thwomp’s Fortress ruled!
This set is the only one with a POW block in it too, named a P block because it would be hard to fit Pow onto it it’s so small.
Delve into hot water (or lava in this case) as you take on a Lava bubbles you move between platforms and any other gnarly enemies that you want to add into the equation.
10. Kirby’s Dream Land Kingdom
The final entry from The Lego Ideas page is so wondrous that you won’t believe your eyes. Rather than just concentrating on one part of Kirby’s Dream Land Kingdom, this set marks out pivotal moments throughout the original Kirby game for the DMG.
We’re talking pitting Kirby against Whispy Woods, sending Meta Knight into the depths of Castle Dedede, and battles between all your favourite characters including Waddle Doo, Gooey, and Kracko.
If you’ve never played Kirby, then those names won’t mean anything!
The attention to detail in this set is second to none. Plus, with Kirby’s copy ability and 10 different coloured Kirbys to choose from, there’s plenty of fun to be had with you and all your friends!
11. Super Mario Toad’s Treasure Hunt Expansion Set
The final entry on our list of the best Lego Nintendo sets is Super Mario Toad’s Treasure Hunt Expansion Set.
If you like your Lego sets with a touch of treasure hunting, then you’ll be all over this expansion pack.
Toad has always been a but of a fun-gi that doesn’t get mush-room to shine in Mario’s shadow, but this set lets you delve into his world while finding treasure, battling Cheep-Cheeps, and hanging out with Toad and Toadette.
Grab digital coins, stomp Goombas, and stop for a spot of tea by your favourite tree before heading on to Bowser’s Castle.
It’s a hard life, but someone’s gotta do it!
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Seb Santabarbara has bought every Nintendo console that has ever been released in his 31 years on Planet Earth. His favourite game franchise is Zelda, and he’s patiently waiting for Banjo-Kazooie to come back to the fold. When he’s not playing games, he’s travelling the world in his self-converted camper van.