A new Lego NES set delivers heady vacuum tube nostalgia in brick form

A new Lego NES set delivers heady vacuum tube nostalgia in brick form

We already know all about Lego’s Bluetooth-powered dive into the world of Super Mario, but now that sprawling set is going to have some thematically appropriate company. The Lego Nintendo Entertainment System is now confirmed (after a Monday tease), and it’s coming on Aug. 1.
As you can see in the photo above, the set isn’t just a brickified NES console. There’s also a controller — complete with cord and chonky plug — and Super Mario Bros. cartridge, as well as a TV from the days before screens were flat and high-def.
Just like the Super Mario sets, which are also out Aug. 1, this one consists of a bit more than snapping pieces together. Inside the Lego TV, you piece together a visual of World 1-1 from the original Super Mario Bros. Spinning a crank on the side of the TV moves the scrolling scene along, creating the impression that the

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