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LEGO Super Mario Game

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LEGO and Nintendo have just announced a new collaboration. LEGO Super Mario is a physical LEGO set in which you build your own Mario platform levels. You then play the levels with your smart LEGO Super Mario character.

What's clever is that the Mario figure detects how you've designed your level and responds with sound and expressions. It will also track how long you have left to complete the level as well as how many coins you've created.

We had a close look at the game to see what it offered families. If you've thought about Super Mario Maker but your kids aren't old enough for it yet, this could be a great way to get them thinking about designing their own levels.

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Andy Robertson is the editor of AskAboutGames and has written for national press and broadcast about video games and families for over 15 years. He has just published the Taming Gaming book with its Family Video Game Database.