“If you don’t want to see this guy totally destroyed, now is the time to stop watching the video.” You’ve been warned.
That’s a caution from Beyond the Brick’s Boone Langston, who tore apart the newly released LEGO Super Mario figure to see what’s inside in a new video. Fans of the latest toy line can relax, as the unit that Langston is seen mutilating was already faulty, though the results of Mario’s autopsy aren’t pretty.
The figure is strongly built, meaning Langston has to eventually put aside the screwdriver and resort to painfully snapping pieces off to get deeper inside the unit. As it turns out, there is a single large LCD underneath all that plastic, which displays Mario’s eyes, teeth, and stomach-screen (?). When the plastic shell is attached as normal, the animated display pokes through the gaps and gives life to the adorable Mario toy, but when stripped bare, those wide, expressionless eyes and that menacing grin look nightmarish. Don’t worry, though; Mario is reassembled and his happy face is restored by the end of the video.
The LEGO Mario sets are now available to purchase, and you can find out where to purchase them all with our new buyer’s guide. To celebrate the launch of the playsets, Nintendo also assembled a gigantic, 23,000-piece version of the Mario figure.