Remember earlier this month, when Nintendo and Lego revealed a massive new Bowser set? At the time, we all thought he was a big Bowser. And to be fair, at a foot tall and nearly 3,000 coins, it’s still pretty big (and will set you back $270). But now we have a peer bigger Bowser. This massive new Bowser animatronic won’t be for sale, but will hang out at San Diego Comic-Con later this week.
Bowser, the sworn enemy (and an occasional go-kart buddy) from Mario & Co. is a very big and powerful villain who’s appeared in countless Nintendo games over the past 37 years. So it only makes sense to recreate the iconic and destructive King Koopa as a massive, fully animated Lego animatronic. Earlier today, Nintendo unveiled the first look to this new Bowser figure, with posable eyeballs, fingers and eyebrows.
This massive figure of Bowser was first teased earlier this month, following the reveal of the recently announced Bowser Lego buildable puppet set. As an interesting point of comparison, the Bowser set you can buy contains 2,807 lego pieces. That’s a lot of bricks! However, this animated San Diego Comic-Con King Koopa statue is made from 663,900 individual Lego bricks, more than 236 times more than the entire house. So yes, just a little bigger…
I probably don’t need to tell you this, but don’t expect Nintendo and Lego to start selling massive, human-scale Bowser builds anytime soon. In the video revealing this biggest Bowser yet, a little text at the bottom said this thing was not for sale. And even if it did, that amount of bricks would cost way more than $270. The Lego Titanic set has over 9,000 pieces and costs $630. I can only imagine how much this massive Bowser figure would cost at retail. You will probably need to take out a bank loan.
While you can’t acquire your own multi-hundred-pound animatronic Bowser, you can at least see this big boy at San Diego Comic-Con, which begins July 21 and ends July 24.
And if you want your own (tiny) big Bowser Lego set, the one announced earlier can be found at The official Lego website before its release on October 1.