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So your kid won’t shut up about LEGO Mario – The parents’ guide to the LEGO Mario Expansions

Christmas is fast approaching and somehow your kid has learned about the existence of LEGO Mario. Now they will stop at nothing to get LEGO Mario. Perhaps you got the starter set and thought that would be enough, but you were wrong. Now your kid won’t shut up about LEGO Mario and getting all of the expansion sets.


If you were to go out and get all of the expansion sets at RRP then you are going to be up for $871.75 (including all 10 different character packs). That may be an option for some people but I know that it’s not realistic for everybody.

Thanks to LEGO I’ve had a chance to get hands on with all of the expansion sets, so I am here to tell you what’s good, what’s bad and the type of kid that each set is going to appeal to. Hopefully in the process I can save you some money and provide a bit of sanity.

Firstly, if you haven’t already got it you will need the starter course set. This is the only way to get the LEGO Mario figure. If you shop around you can pick this up for $79 or less rather than the $89.99 RRP. This is your cover charge to get in on the world of LEGO Mario. I have done a separate post about just that set that you can find here.

For each set I will examine how it will appear to 3 different types of kids:

The cuteness connoisseur – These are the kids that only care about one thing; that the sets are cute. They don’t care as much about how many coins you get or specific play features.

The action kid – These are the kids that love the things that they can slam around, stuff that sends pieces flying across your table.

The coin collector – The kids who want the highest score possible. The ones who will tweak their layouts to get every possible coin from each run.

Let’s dig in to each of the expansion sets, starting with the cheapest and finishing with the big ticket items.

Getting started with LEGO Mario

LEGO Mario is here. The icon of the gaming world now has his own LEGO theme. If you know Nintendo then you know that they like to do weird stuff. They released a range of accessories for the Switch that you make yourself out of cardboard. A lot of people wanted this collaboration to be standard minifigure sets, but I don’t think Nintendo were going to go with the safe option.


LEGO was awesome and sent me the full product line-up to review. Today I am going to be looking specifically at 71360 Adventures with Mario Starter Course. I’ll be checking out the expansion sets in a separate post soon.

And here’s a quick video showing you how it all works:

The key to this whole theme is the interactive LEGO Mario figure that can only be found in 71360 Adventures with Mario Starter Course. He’s big and blocky and definitely not a minifigure. I did think it was a bit weird when I saw that first teaser, but once I realised the tech he was filled with I understood the decision. Opening up the set and putting Mario together I immediately found him a lot cuter than I expected. Yes he’s big but he’s not that big.

LEGO Releases Details of The Full Super Mario Experience

LEGO have just released official details of the full LEGO Super Mario line up. There’s the starter set that we already knew about but now we’ve got heaps of details about all of the expansion packs. There are a LOT of sets and this is going to be an expensive theme to collect all of. Are you in?

71360 – LEGO® Super Mario™ Adventures with Mario Starter Course (RRP $89.99 AUD)71360_lifestyle_envr

Expansion Sets

71362 – LEGO® Super Mario™ Guarded Fortress Expansion Set (RRP $79.99 AUD)


71363 – LEGO® Super Mario™ Desert Pokey Expansion Set (RRP $29.99 AUD)


71364 – LEGO® Super Mario™ Whomp’s Lava Trouble Expansion Set (RRP $29.99 AUD)


71365 – LEGO® Super Mario™ Piranha Plant Power Slide Expansion Set (RRP $49.99 AUD)


71366 – LEGO® Super Mario™ Boomer Bill Barrage Expansion Set (RRP $49.99 AUD)


71367 – LEGO® Super Mario™ Mario’s House & Yoshi Expansion Set (RRP $49.99 AUD)


71368 – LEGO® Super Mario™ Toad’s Treasure Hunt Expansion Set (RRP $99.99 AUD)


71369 – LEGO® Super Mario™ Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set (RRP $149.99 AUD)

71369_lifestyle_envr71376 – LEGO® Super Mario™ Thwomp Drop Expansion Set (RRP $59.99 AUD – available only with select retailers)


71377 – LEGO® Super Mario™ King Boo and the Haunted Yard Expansion Set (RRP $69.99 AUD – available only with select retailers)

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