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Mario is a Super Mario figure released in 2020.

Description

Mario is a larger than a usual Minifigure and features electronic functionality: his eyes, mouth, and chest all light up in different manners according to his reaction. The figurine includes a scanner that allows the figure to react to specialized tiles included in the Super Mario sets, and react to bricks depending on their colours. Mario will treat red bricks as lava and react in a painful manner, and treat purple ones (Soda Jungle) as poisonous and react in a sickened manner, for example. Mario can also react to motions alone: shaking him, for instance, will provoke a dizzy reaction. He will also yelp ‘mamma mia’ if somebody pulls off his overalls.[1]

When Mario interacts with certain action tiles, he generates virtual coins, the total of which becomes visible on his chest after he finishes a level. When he interacts with a Warp pipe’s action tile, he triggers a time limit and Mario has to generate as many coins as possible before finishing the level. The maximum number of coins that Mario can generate before finishing is 999,[2] but this is almost impossible to achieve without playing on a deliberately unbalanced course.

Mario’s appearance and abilities can be customized through Power-Up Packs, such as 71370 Fire Mario Power-Up Pack, 71371 Propeller Mario Power-Up Pack, 71372 Cat Mario Power-Up Pack, 71373 Builder Mario Power-Up Pack, 71384 Penguin Mario Power-Up Pack, 71385 Tanooki Mario Power-Up Pack, 71392 Frog Mario Power-Up Pack, and 71393 Bee Mario Power-Up Pack.

Background

Mario is an Italian plumber who protects the Mushroom Kingdom from the threats of Bowser. His full name is Mario Mario[3] and he has a younger, thinner, taller brother named Luigi.

Notes

  • He is the first minifigure with a talking feature, and is voiced by Charles Martinet.[4]
  • Mario's hat (along with other references to the franchise) previously appeared in LEGO City Undercover in 2013.
  • In the Japanese dub of the 1993 Super Mario Bros. movie, he was voiced by the late Kosei Tomita, who also voiced King George II in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and The Penguin in Batman: The Animated Series.
  • There are a few reports of early Mario models suffering graphical glitches and an inability to collect coins after updating them through the current, official LEGO Super Mario application.[5]
  • In the upcoming 2022 Mario movie by Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures, Chris Pratt (who's best known for playing as Emmet from The LEGO Movie, Owen Grady from Jurassic World, and Star-Lord in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) will provide the role of Mario, along with Charlie Day (who previously co-starred as Benny) as the role for Luigi.

Gallery of Variants

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Appearances

LEGO.com Description

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It’s-a me… LEGO® Mario™! You’ll recognize a lot in the new LEGO Super Mario, there’s also HEAPS of amazing new stuff that will blow your mind! Like the fact that the LCD screens on his eyes, mouth and belly react and give feedback as you play! Oh, and the fact that you can get four cool suits – Fire Mario, Propeller Mario, Cat Mario and Builder Mario – that allow you to play with your levels in new and amazing ways!


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