Exciting news for LEGO and Donkey Kong fans alike! LEGO has announced the launch of four new Donkey Kong sets that will be available for purchase starting August 1st. This marks the first time that the beloved Nintendo characters, including Donkey Kong, Cranky Kong, Diddy Kong, Funky Kong, and Dixie Kong, will be available in LEGO form.
The four new sets include Donkey Kong’s Tree House Expansion Set, Diddy Kong’s Mine Cart Ride Expansion Set, Dixie Kong’s Jungle Jam Expansion Set, and Rambi the Rhino Expansion Set. These sets offer fans a new Donkey Kong inspired world to explore and provide exciting ways to play. Plus, the Donkey Kong Expansion Sets and characters can interact with LEGO Mario, LEGO Luigi, and LEGO Peach, allowing for endless imaginative play possibilities.
Simon Kent, Design Director at the LEGO Group, expressed his excitement for the new additions to the LEGO Super Mario franchise, stating "We’re welcoming the iconic Donkey Kong into the LEGO Super Mario product line! We can’t wait to see how the four Expansion Sets inspire kids to discover the new wild and colorful jungle from the Donkey Kong universe, whether that’s hanging out in the tree house, riding a mine cart, jamming out with Dixie Kong or exploring with Rambi.”
Each set offers unique features and elements. For example, the 555-piece Donkey Kong's Tree House set is perfect for children aged 8+ and includes a buildable TV and radio, a conga drum to play, a secret compartment to discover, and even a hammock for Donkey Kong to nap in. The 1157-piece Diddy Kong's Mine Cart Ride set is also a standout, featuring one of Donkey Kong’s most iconic locations and challenges, complete with a mine cart track, broken sections of track to fix, and even a section where you can "explode" the rock to reveal a bunch of bananas.
With prices ranging from £8.99 to £94.99, these sets are sure to be a hit among fans of both LEGO and Donkey Kong. Are you excited to get your hands on these new sets? Let us know in the comments below!