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- Super Mario Project -

The icon of game history: Super Mario along with his brother Luigi and the rest of the Mushroom Kingdom, have inspired and entertained us for 27 years.
And will hopefully keep on doing so for many years to come!

An idea came to me the very moment I discovered the "Ultimate Block" system of LEGO bricks.
The idea was so simple yet it inspired so much undefinable nostalgia and inspiration.
This block idea I got consists of 4 parts, a 2x2 plate, two 2x1 bricks with brick relief, and a 2x2 tile with a centered stud on top.
This became the most common Mario element, the Brick Blocks!
You can see them in the top picture, iconic as they are, and some may feel the Mario nostalgia kick in and see the potential LEGO and Mario combined would possess!

The Mario games are varied, but the most memorable ones are the classic 2D side scrolling adventures of this amazing plumber, and not to forget, his Brother.

So the idea is simple, Bring the best elements of Mario to the LEGO format...
And as an initial idea, a 2D side scrolling adventure in 3 dimensions, is the perfect solution!

Having several sections would allow you to expand the world as desired.
And as you can see, there are 5 different sections, but it would not necessarily mean 5 different products.
Presenting a single product containing all the parts needed to construct one of the 5 sections, would allow you to build the section you like the most, and rebuild it to another once you feel the need of change in scenery.
This would allow one single product that can expand your world by every set added to your collection.
The parts included would also allow a whole new world of possibilities to expand your own visions of a Mario world!

Should it prove successful enough to become a continued theme, it would on a longer term introduce other themes and colour pallets so the variety would be expanded drastically.
Also introduce larger play sets which would inspire even more.

The Blocks will be essential in every set, with a greater number of Brick blocks, and some unique blocks in addition, such as the Mystery Block, Used Blocks and Note Blocks (Jump Block).
These Blocks would require prints for 2x2 plates and 2x2 tiles (or center studded tiles), as well as 2x2 bricks.

Including the essential items is a must, the Coins, Mushrooms, Fire Flowers, Super Leaves, Stars and 1-Up Mushrooms, to name the current ones.

I'll be returning with Minifigures, environmental variations for the section sets and castles!

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100 Supporters - 05.06-2012

- Ragaru

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