Apr 6, 2011

BRAND NEW K’NEX Mario Kart Wii™ Building Sets Review

There are lot of things my boys like but there aren't too many things they like better than video games and building set.  And now K'Nex has gone and created a video game inspired line!  Whether your child already loves K'Nex or not, every Mario fan will want these!

Build Luigi and his Standard Bike from Mario Kart Wii! Includes a buildable, Luigi figure and K'NEX rods, connectors and bricks to build his Standard Bike, exactly like in the game. You can also use the package as a ramp when you're done building! For ages 6+.

Build Mario and his Standard Kart from Mario Kart Wii! Includes a buildable Mario figure, a banana peel item, plus a pull-back motor and K'NEX pieces to build his standard kart, exactly like in the game. Collect them all and race your friends! The package can be re-used as a ramp for even more after-building fun. For ages 6+

**Even more cool new Mario Kart Wii products, contests, videos, bonus builds and all around fun stuff coming in June!

The boys  were thrilled to see these come out of the box.  They are relatively small sets that go together easily and are ready to be played with quickly.  

We have been fans of K'Nex for several years so I knew we'd love these new sets.  But I think these sets would make great gifts for the video game lover of any age.  The motorcycle does tend to come apart, into two halves, when really played with by my 3 year old.  But over all they are easy to put together in a couple minutes.  The boys love racing against each other just like in the video game and it still cracks me up that the Mario and standard Kart set comes with a banana!  

These sets will be on our list of things to purchase for the boys friends as they are invited to birthday parties.  They have the great appeal (peal, get it?) of some of their favorite video game characters but at a much more reasonable price point for gifting!!!  

I think K'Nex is totally on to something here and hope they will keep coming out with more items in this line!!

Note: These sets DO have very tiny pieces and are recommended for ages 6+.  We don't have a problem with my 3 year old putting small pieces in his mouth so he plays with these sets.  He would NOT have been able to put it together though.  My older boys (7 & 8) assembled them!

Disclosure:  We received these complimentary sets for review purposes.  All opinions expressed are my own honest personal feedback.


  1. Oh, how cool! My son would love these.

  2. I bet my son would love those! Very cool!

  3. Boy. Buildings blocks sure have changed since I was kid...My daughter would love these.

  4. TOO FUN! My daughter who is almost 15 would still love those!

  5. As a fan of k'nex and Mario, I think those are awesome! I have two daughters though, so not sure how thrilled they'd be if I got 'em those specific sets. :-P

  6. These look so fun!! I love Mario and Luigi!! Love the pics too so adorable!

  7. Ohhhh no my son will LOVE these. He is a Mario nut! Great review!

  8. This looks cool, but I thought the Wii was like video games, no?


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