Donkey Kong has been round so long as Mario himself, however this August would be the first time he’s formally appeared in Lego kind — on August 1st, the Danish toymaker is including four Lego Donkey Kong sets to the ever-widening Lego Tremendous Mario lineup.
They aren’t full of ladders, hammers, and fireballs like the unique arcade recreation, thoughts; these units are straight out of Donkey Kong Nation, with the gorilla’s kinfolk alongside for the journey.
If you’d like Donkey Kong with the trademark pink DK tie round his neck, that’ll set you again $60 for a tree home that comes with grandpa Cranky Kong as nicely, plus a hammock and a few conga drums for Donkey to play.
The largest set is the $110 Diddy Kong’s Mine Cart Journey Growth, which provides you each Donkey’s cap-wearing nephew Diddy and the mechanic Funky Kong along with his airplane store, a Mole Miner enemy with a cache of hidden bananas, and 6 sections of treacherous-looking monitor for the cart journey.
For $27, Dixie Kong’s Jungle Jam places Diddy’s girlfriend onstage with a pair of guitars and Squawks the Parrot on vocals:
And for $11, Rambi the Rhino is just about a standalone determine — although while you put a Lego Tremendous Mario fig on his again, you’ll be able to hear a sound impact when he walks or fees into different bricks, in accordance with Lego. I cherished crashing via ranges with him within the video games.
Donkey Kong Nation nemesis crocodile King K. Rool doesn’t have a set but — however I suppose he can at all times problem Mario once more.
The Donkey Kong figures be a part of Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, a replica NES, a big question mark block, a huge Bowser set… and as of simply final week, Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog, too. There’s loads extra to do with the Nintendo license: for a begin, Lego has but to disclose its rumored first-ever Legend of Zelda set, has but to do Metroid in brick form, and has very ripe nostalgia territory but to beat in the original Game Boy.