Mario fans appear eager to snap up Lego's latest collaboration with Nintendo. And thankfully it's going to be more compact and affordable than the last ones.
The Lego Mario Piranha Plant will still cost significantly more than most of the best office plants, but at $59.99 / £57.99, it doesn't come with the eye-watering price tag of last year's huge Lego Bowser.
While not officially part of the LEGO Botanical Collection, the Lego Piranha plant could add a nice pop of greenery to a desk or shelf just like the Lego Bonsai Tree. Comprising more than 540 pieces, it's an 18+ set, which is the rating that Lego introduced to replace the 'Expert' rating for its most difficult to assemble kits.
The head and leaf-arms can be posed thanks to bowl joints and the mouth can open and close and it can even store golden coins (two come included). Lego had teased the release with a video showing only the shadow and close ups of the set.
Waking soon... Discover the newest LEGO Super Mario™ set emerging from our pipeline...#LEGO #LEGOSuperMario #LEGOSetsForAdults pic.twitter.com/r6YIwU7uImSeptember 21, 2023
The Super Mario's Piranha Plant is coming as a Lego set, you will be available to build your own 'real size' one.I will buy it ~ 😏#Lego #SuperMario #PiranhaPlant pic.twitter.com/JVe8GgoZNMSeptember 21, 2023
Fans are excited. "This would look great in my cubicle at work," one person wrote on Twitter. It might be the best gaming-inspired set yet, offering decent value for a model that looks like a lot of fun and will make a nice ornament when assembled.
The Lego Mario Piranha Plant will be released on 6 November. For more great kits, see our pick