LEGO is seriously pulling on those nostalgic heartstrings with their latest video showing off the LEGO NES with a release date and a price tag. The new set looks beyond incredible and does a phenomenal job at exceeding expectations but not everybody is thrilled with the hefty price tag attached to the newest item on the shelf.
The LEGO NES set arrives on August 1st and comes with a console to assemble, a retro-inspired TV, and an 8-bit Mario that can do his traditional moves. It looks amazing but the full set is going to cost you, coming in at $229.99. While some felt this was a fair price point, others were pretty vocal about their concerns.
230 USD for 700 pcs less than the Batmobile at the same price....come on this is too expensive for a cube— Alex on Star Wars: Squadrons (@AlexeiTheKid) July 14, 2020
I was super excited to want to buy the LEGO Nes system set.— WeeGeeBOO 👻 (@weegeeb00) July 14, 2020
Till the price tag said $299.
The kid in me wants to order it.
But the broke adult says no.
So my thoughts on the Lego NES:— Mitch #BLM (@tactical_mitch) July 14, 2020
It looks cool, but way over priced. For comparisons sake, I could get the MG Ex-S Gundam, MG Barbatos, and the MG Freedom 2.0 for about the same price.
If the price was in the $100 - $130 range I would be more willing to consider picking it up,
Lego NES is cool but then you see the price tag... pic.twitter.com/mhfeqBtegB— mattmanver2 (@Mattmanver2) July 14, 2020
Jeez, Lego. Getting the NES Mini was a bit better for its $60 price. $225 is waaaaaaaay too much! And those shitty scalpers will raise the price even more. I would just watch this thing in action and save money for the next Nintendo console. https://t.co/gGRlPHnBI8— Super JeffTendo New Horizons 🏝 (@JeffMan1490) July 14, 2020
Others were quick to point out that this price is actually pretty on-par with previous LEGO sets. Our very own Chris Higgins also mentioned that "it's actually one of the cheaper LEGO licensed sets. 2.6k bricks with moving mechanisms are under the $1:10 ratio of most sets."
Whether you agree with the price point or not, the highly nostalgic new LEGO NES set arrives on August 1st and can be ordered through the official LEGO website right here. You can also catch up on the latest news with some of our other coverage pieces below:
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What do you think about the newly revealed LEGO NES set? Do you think this is an awesome move by LEGO or is the price point a little too hard to ignore? Sound off with your thoughts by hitting us up over on Twitter @PrimaGames!