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LEGO Super Mario Rumoured August 2024 Sets | New Starter Courses, Peach's Castle, King Boo + More

2024 marks the fifth year of LEGO Super Mario sets with the theme being a rare LEGO theme which doesn't include any Minifigures. The gaming theme instead makes use of Digfigs which interact with pre-stickered tiles allowing you to engage with LEGO versions of Super Mario enemies. As with all LEGO sets, but especially Super Mario models, customization is key, allowing a range of brick-built Super Mario courses to be made.

However, Brick Clicker on YouTube is reporting that this Summer will see a big change for the LEGO Super Mario theme. All three starter courses of 71360 Adventures with Mario Starter Course, 71387 Adventures with Luigi Starter Course and 71403 Adventures with Peach Starter Course are all reportedly retiring at the end of July. This is because their retirement will pave the way for three brand new Starter Course sets.

These are 71439 Mario Starter Course, 71440 Luigi Starter Course and 71441 Peach Starter Course which will all retail for $10 less than the original Starter Courses at $49.99. Their piece counts, even though slightly smaller, are more reasonable and friendly in terms of price per piece ratio. However, the new Starter Course are still on the expensive side due to the amount of technology and large elements used for the Digfigs.

But not only are these three Starter Courses more accessible in terms of price, they also include updated Digfigs. The designs of Mario, Luigi and Peach will most likely remain the same with maybe a couple of clean-ups here and there, but the technology behind the interactive characters will improve. A couple of hardware and software updates are expected to avoid future malfunctioning of Digfigs.

Along with these smaller updates, a massive change will affect how Mario, Luigi and Peach power up. Moving away from physical batteries which must be brought separately, the three characters will now have USB charging. The exact implementation of these USB accessibility is unknown but this will likely result in a more accessible use of the Digfigs and a longer play life.

The August 2024 wave is basically a reboot for the LEGO Super Mario theme with the three new Starter Courses and a decent range of sets, featuring new builds but a lot of returning characters. A lot of these sets also have more friendly price-per-piece ratios indicating a shift from the LEGO Super Mario team to encourage the models to be brought for both play and display.

71433 The Goomba Treehouse

Set Name - The Goomba Treehouse

Set Number - 71433

Ages - 7+

Piece Count - 171

Price - $16.99

Release Date - 1st August 2024

71434 Wigglers' Crash Course

Set Name - Wigglers' Crash Course

Set Number - 71434

Ages - 8+

Piece Count - TBC

Price - $59.99

Release Date - 1st August 2024

71435 Peach's Castle

Set Name - Peach's Castle

Set Number - 71435

Ages - 8+

Piece Count - 738

Price - $64.99

Release Date - 1st August 2024

71436 King Boos Haunted Mansion

Set Name - King Boos Haunted Mansion

Set Number - 71436

Ages - 9+

Piece Count - 932

Price - $84.99

Release Date - 1st August 2024

71437 Bowser's Train

Set Name - Bowser's Train

Set Number - 71437

Ages - 10+

Piece Count - 1,392

Price - $144.99

Release Date - 1st August 2024

71439 Mario Starter Course

Set Name - Mario Starter Course

Set Number - 71439

Ages - 7+

Piece Count - 218

Price - $49.99

Release Date - 1st August 2024

71440 Luigi Starter Course

Set Name - Luigi Starter Course

Set Number - 71440

Ages - 7+

Piece Count - 210

Price - $49.99

Release Date - 1st August 2024

71441 Peach Starter Course

Set Name - Peach Starter Course

Set Number - 71441

Ages - 7+

Piece Count - 208

Price - $49.99

Release Date - 1st August 2024

The next wave of LEGO Super Mario sets release on the 1st of August 2024 but what do you think? What set is your favourite from the new wave? Are you looking forward to updated Digfigs and Starter Courses? Do you think LEGO Mario Minifigures will ever come? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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