LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Luigi Starter Course | Source: LEGO

Hey, Mario, be nice to your brother!

Luigi is joining LEGO’s line-up of Super Mario building sets with the Adventures with Luigi Starter Course.

The partnership between LEGO and Nintendo began last year with a whopping 16 LEGO Super Mario sets featuring various characters — but somehow, Luigi was left out of the mix. Luigi is finally getting his own 280-piece set, featuring a jumbo LEGO Luigi figure with a color sensor, an LCD screen that displays different reactions to movement, and a speaker that plays iconic sounds and music from the Super Mario video games. The Luigi figure is one LEGO plate taller than LEGO Mario.

LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Luigi Starter Course | Source: LEGO

Kids can earn digital coins in the free LEGO Super Mario app by moving LEGO Luigi from the start pipe to the goal pole in the physical set. Players can help LEGO Luigi complete a spinning seesaw challenge, interacting with the new pink Yoshi, and defeating Boom Boom and a Bone Goomba as they move LEGO Luigi from the start pipe to the goal pole. The set features brown bricks, a tower biome that triggers a new sound from LEGO Luigi, and a question-mark block that offers extra rewards.

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Designed for kids ages 6 and up, the interactive set is fully compatible with all other LEGO Super Mario sets. The LEGO Super Mario app, developed by the LEGO Group, is compatible with all LEGO Super Mario products and keeps track of scores to encourage continuous rebuilding.

The LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Luigi Starter Course is available for preorder now at and selected retailers, with a general launch starting on Aug. 1.

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Jackie Cucco

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Jackie Cucco was a Senior Editor of The Toy Book, The Toy Insider, and The Pop Insider. She covered toy trends, pop culture, and entertainment news, and made appearances on national and regional outlets, including CBS, WPIX, News 12, and more. Jackie spends her time watching horror movies and working her way through every Stephen King novel out there.