Disclosure: At no cost to me/in exchange for a blog review, K’NEX sent me the Super Mario 3D Land™ Bowser’s Castle Building Set through their Toys “R” Us® Mom Blogger Promotion. All opinions are 100% my own.
This set, recommended for kids 8-12, is definitely going to make the Mario Bros. lover in your life extremely happy this holiday season. At a price tag of $99.99, it’s a big gift that can go a long way.
The Super Mario 3D Land™ Bowser’s Castle Building Set lets your builder:
Go on a brand new adventure with Mario™ – battle Bowser™, and save the princess in the FINAL course! Featuring K’NEX’s all new jump disk and launcher that allow Mario to run and jump, like he does in the game. Build Mario and make your way through the entrance gate to Bowser’s Castle! Look out for Draglet™ - a battery-powered motor makes him a spinning danger at the entrance. Use the track slider to cross the pit, and jump up to collect the coins! Watch out for the Fireballs – you make them move by turning the white connector. Hurry past the spinning Fire Bars, and hit the mystery box – what did you get? Jump across the moving platforms, through the warp pipe and up the elevator platform to Bowser’s final hiding place! Use the jump launcher to knock him down! Save Princess Peach™, pop-up the goal flag and you’ve WON THE GAME! Combine your Bowser’s Castle building set with the rest of the K’NEX Super Mario™ building set line to take Mario on an even BIGGER adventure!
I really had to contain myself when this box came my way. Although my brother was the builder, I definitely loved me some Mario. To be able to build and then engage in imaginative play of a beloved video game would be awesome. But when I saw the pricetag and the amazingness that could happen with this set, I opted to put it in our pile of items to make a kid in need’s Christmas super special. My kids are too young for the recommended age and would have turn this beauty apart. With that in mind, I can’t tell you anything about the ease to put this together, but I can tell you that others reviewed it and noted it met expectations of holding together and is a perfect set to pair with the set I reviewed last week (Super Mario Bros.™ 2 Thwomps™ Building Set).
If you’d like to get this set for your ‘lil ones, visit Toys “R” Us or online at http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=21399696.
For ages 8+. Suggested retail price is $99.99. Available exclusively at Toys “R” Us.