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Best LEGO Mario sets 2022

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So you're out to collect some LEGO Mario sets. While there are several to choose from, some are definitely better than others. The best ones pull from elements in Mario games and really allow you to interact with them. Unfortunately, since these have been very popular some are out of stock and will not be manufactured anymore. But here are the best LEGO Mario sets you can get your hands on right now. If you need assistance setting any of these kits up, you can refer to the LEGO app for visual step-by-step instructions.

These kits bring Nintendo's Mushroom Kingdom fun to LEGO

The worlds of Nintendo and LEGO unite!

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There are several awesome Mario LEGO sets out there these days, and they're all so clever. From the interactive computers inside the Mario and Luigi figures to the complicated mechanics that make some of these sets work, they're all worth collecting. If you're only going to get one, I highly recommend you purchase the Super Mario Nintendo Entertainment System Set 71374. It will be a challenge to put together, but the end result is something that you can proudly display on a shelf. Not to mention, turning that crank makes Mario move along the level while the background changes.

If you're interested in any of the Mushroom Kingdom sets, you ought to make sure you pick up a Luigi or Mario starter kit first. These plumbers have scanners in their feet that allow them to interact with locations, items, or enemies that have interactive tiles on them. For instance, hovering over the tile on a Goomba signifies you stomped on it and might yield a Coin on Mario's chest.

Lastly, if you already have the base Mario or Luigi figures and want to find the best course pieces to add to what you've already got, I highly recommend the Super Mario Desert Pokey Expansion Set 71363. It's very interactive and feels incredibly satisfying being able to take down that enemy one block at a time like you do in the video games. Plus, it's one of the least expensive course pieces you can get.

Rebecca Spear
Rebecca Spear

Gaming aficionado Rebecca Spear is iMore's dedicated gaming editor with a focus on Nintendo Switch and iOS gaming. You’ll never catch her without her Switch or her iPad Air handy. If you’ve got a question about Pokémon, The Legend of Zelda, or just about any other Nintendo series check out her guides to help you out. Rebecca has written thousands of articles in the last six years including hundreds of extensive gaming guides, previews, and reviews for both Switch and Apple Arcade. She also loves checking out new gaming accessories like iPhone controllers and has her ear to the ground when it comes to covering the next big trend.