LEGO and Nintendo have teamed up to bring the iconic video game console, Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), to life in LEGO form. The LEGO Nintendo System set is a nostalgic trip down memory lane for gamers who grew up playing the classic console. In this review, we’ll take a closer look at this LEGO set and see how it stacks up against other large LEGO sets by piece count.
The LEGO Nintendo System set is a large set with 2,646 pieces. The set comes with a buildable NES console, a retro-style CRT television, and a controller. The console features a lockable game cartridge flap that opens to reveal a brick-built game cartridge, and a controller with a retractable cord. The TV also has a scrolling screen with a Mario level that moves as you turn a crank on the side.
Building the set was a nostalgic experience for many adult fans of LEGO and Nintendo. The intricate details of the console and TV were impressive, with small touches like the power and reset buttons and the vents on the top of the console. The build took around 8-10 hours to complete, which is typical for a LEGO set of this size.
One thing to note about this set is that it’s more of a display piece than a playable toy. While the controller does have a retractable cord and the game cartridge flap does open, they’re not functional in the same way as the real NES console. The scrolling screen on the TV is a nice touch, but it can be a bit finicky to get it to move smoothly.
In terms of value for money, the LEGO Nintendo System set is priced at the higher end of the spectrum for large LEGO sets by piece count. However, the unique design and nostalgic appeal of the set make it worth the price for many fans. Plus, the set comes with a display stand that includes a brick-built Super Mario Bros. cartridge and a controller that can be positioned at different angles.
Overall, the LEGO Nintendo System set is a fantastic display piece for fans of both LEGO and Nintendo. The intricate details and nostalgic design of the set make it a must-have for anyone who grew up playing the NES. While it’s not a playable toy in the same way as the real NES console, it’s still a fun build that will look great on display. If you’re a fan of large LEGO sets by piece count and looking for a unique and nostalgic set, the LEGO Nintendo System is definitely worth considering.