Following the leak, Nintendo have officially announced that the LEGO NES building kit that will be available for purchase on August 1 across various LEGO retail stores and LEGO.com exclusively for $229.99, around PHP12,000, with a wider release in 2021.
You can check out the official announcement trailer below:
Fans will have a nostalgia trip as a mechanically functional version of the NES will include a “controller with a connecting cable and plug and even an opening slot for the Game Pak with a locking feature. The console also comes with a buildable retro TV, featuring a flat 8-bit Mario figure on the scrolling screen. Fans can scan an included action brick with LEGO Mario from the LEGO Super Mario Starter Course, so he reacts to on-screen enemies, obstacles and power-ups just as he would have in the iconic Super Mario Bros. game.” as per a press release (via Nintendo Everything).
Looking to add this to your collection? These are going to sell out fast so get ready to check in on your contacts!