Super Mario Bros. has a primary focus on video games, but the brand is well-known to non-gamers. Nintendo has been looking to expand the franchise’s reach to other industries, including real-world theme parks and even a Super Mario Bros. movie. The company also partnered with Lego to bring Super Mario-themed toys to the market. It seems that some LEGOs will be harder to find.
LEGO began selling Super Mario-themed sets in 2020. Over the past year, Mario and other characters from the franchise have been featured in various sets. LEGO continues to make Mario items. Nintendo has also recently revealed a new set that is based on Super Mario 64. However, Nintendo recently posted a notification that LEGOs made by the plumber in Italy are being discontinued.
The LEGO UK website recently added notifications for 3 Super Mario sets. According to the website, the Boomer Bill Barrage Expansion Set and Whomp’s Lava Trouble Expansion Set are “retiring soon.” This means that no more units will be made once the stock is exhausted.
Nintendo fans shouldn’t be surprised by the news that some Super Mario Legos may be discontinued. As last year’s Super Mario 3D All-Stars demonstrated, the company has no problem using a limited-time product release strategy. The collection included Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. It was also Super Mario Galaxy. Nintendo made it clear that the games would not be available for purchase for long periods of time. Fans were disappointed to learn that Nintendo had discontinued Super Mario 3D All-Stars in March 2021. This game collection suggests that select Super Mario LEGO sets may be phased out over the next few weeks.
It’s important to remember that the LEGO UK website has no information regarding removing these sets. It is also worth noting that the Super Mario Legos have been a huge success for LEGO UK; deciding to retire these sets is a bit strange. Although all three sets were still available to purchase when this article was written, collectors may want to consider buying these Mario sets just in case they disappear from store shelves.