In a tweet on the official Lego account, the corporate revealed teaser-like photographs of members of the Donkey Kong household immortalised within the identical chunky plastic-brick kind as Mario, Luigi, and Bowser.
Within the quick clip, accompanied by a chiptune rendition of the DK Island tune from Donkey Kong Nation, we get a short take a look at numerous simply recognisable members of the Kong clan: Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, Funky Kong, and Cranky Kong.
Like different Mario collaborations, these aren’t minifigures, and are as an alternative chunkier characters constructed to work together with numerous different Lego units from the Mushroom Kingdom. If earlier releases are something to go by, these new additions might be combinable with different units into bigger video game-style impediment programs.
Whereas the Lego Mario determine is digital with shifting eyes and sound results, it appears to be like like these Donkey Kong figures might be extra akin to the Lego Child Bowser — static fashions that set off a response when positioned close to their digital siblings.
Usually, Lego teases new merchandise a few days earlier than an official unveiling, so count on pricing and availability bulletins imminently. If these are full growth units, count on costs to fall someplace within the £40 to £115 vary.
Whereas these Mario kits are clearly geared toward youthful followers, there’s some proof that Lego might be concentrating on avid gamers of a sure age, in a lot the identical method the corporate did with its units paying homage to the Nintendo Leisure System and Atari 2600. A grainy picture of a attainable Lego Pac-Man arcade cupboard emerged earlier this week with a rumoured June launch date.