Thanks to a Seth Rogen performance in The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Donkey Kong is getting some new appreciation. As well he should, since the big ape was headlining his own arcade game years before Mario and Luigi. In honor of that iconic 1240 pound gorilla, the folks at LEGO are releasing brand new sets of the Nintendo legend this summer. These will include Donkey Kong’s Tree House Expansion Set, Diddy Kong’s Mine Cart Ride Expansion Set, Dixie Kong’s Jungle Jam Expansion Set, and a Rambi the Rhino Expansion Set. You can check out some early images, and read the full descriptions for each set, down below:
Donkey Kong’s Tree House LEGO Expansion Set
Use LEGO Mario, Luigi, or Peach figures to jump onto Donkey Kong’s back and explore this colorful tree house. You’ll find a buildable TV and radio, the option to play the conga drums, or even visit Cranky Kong to earn some digital coins. Look closely and you may discover a secret compartment. If you get tired after all the exploration, there’s a comfy hammock for Donkey Kong to have a nap in.
Diddy Kong’s Mine Cart Ride Expansion Set
This incredible 1,157-piece set features one of Donkey Kong’s most iconic locations and challenges. Place a LEGO Super Mario figure in the mine cart to ride around the track. Flip the Snaggles out of the way, fix the broken section of track, defeat the Mole Miner, and “explode” the rock to reveal a bunch of bananas. Will you “eat” them or gift them to Diddy Kong or Funky Kong? The fun doesn’t stop there, you can buy balloons from Funky Kong’s airplane shop and fly the plane too!
Dixie Kong’s Jungle Jam Expansion LEGO Set
Get ready for some musical fun with Dixie Kong’s Jungle Jam Expansion Set. LEGO Mario, LEGO Luigi, or LEGO Peach can take center stage and perform with Dixie Kong and Squawks, the parrot, all set in vibrant and fun jungle surroundings.
Rambi the Rhino Expansion Set
LEGO Super Mario figures can jump on Rambi’s back and ride into action. Listen out for fun sound effects when Rambi walks, charges into the included stackable rock elements, or makes other movements.
The new LEGO Super Mario Donkey Kong Expansion Sets will arrive on August 1, 2023 via LEGO stores, Lego.com, and certain retailers. For more information, head on over to the official LEGO site.