UPDATE: It was revealed earlier this week that several LEGO Donkey Kong sets were on the way including Donkey Kong, Cranky Kong, Dixie Kong, Diddy Kong and Funky Kong, but we now have our first look at the Donkey Kong Tree House Expansion Kit.
LEGO has taken to social media to further tease the Donkey Kong sets it announced last month, showing off some quick shots of the Kongs we’ll be seeing in LEGO form in the near future.
As we previously reported, the new Donkey Kong range is an addition to the existing LEGO Super Mario world, which is geared more towards play and includes more interactive sets with bigger representations of the characters as opposed to the traditional minifigures.
Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, Cranky Kong and Funky Kong all feature in the teaser, and look well-realised in the blocky, chunky format of the LEGO Super Mario sets.
And in other gaming-related LEGO news, the company also recently revealed a new line of Sonic the Hedgehog LEGO sets.
Similar to the LEGO Super Mario sets, these are more geared towards active play than display. The core component is the idea of Sonic’s Speed Sphere, which can be launched across the built LEGO courses, which include things like loops and rings in the bigger Green Hill Zone Loop Challenge set.
The sets range in price from $52.99 to $169.99 and feature Sonic, Robotnik, Tails, Amy and plenty of other recognisable components. They’re all listed on the LEGO website now with sale starting on August 1st, 2023: