Our kids love building blocks and K'NEX has been one of the companies they enjoy since they were little. We started using K'NEX when they were just a couple of years old and they still enjoy K'NEX building sets to this very day. Recently, we were given the opportunity to check out some new K'NEX building sets. Over the next few weeks, I am going to be sharing each of these new sets with you but today I will show you the one the kids LOVED simply because of the characters and the endless possibilities of play....K'NEX Cat Mario 3d World Building Set!
K'NEX Cat Mario Building Set features K'NEX's all new jump disk and launcher that allow Mario to run and jump, like he does in the game. Build Cat Mario use the moveable jump launcher to enter the course. Look out for a Mouse - he could smash you! Defeat the mouse, then use the next jump launcher to reach the high platform and collect the spinning coins! Make your way though the clear warp pip, then pop-up the goal flag and you've cleared the course!
We have a WiiU just because our kids love Super Mario Brothers so much! So you can imagine their excitement to see a K'NEX building set featuring Super Mario Brothers and designing play pieces that resemble the Wii games they play. On a side note, Wyatt is using a headlamp to build not because it was required but simply because he is obsessed with wearing a headlamp these days. This building set contains 226 pieces and comes with a full-color step-by-step instruction book.
Thanks to K'NEX making simple, easy to understand, colorful directions for kids, Wyatt loved working on putting this set together and he had done in fairly quickly too. Best of all, this is a 3D building set so when it all put together it looks like a real obstacle course for Mario to travel through. This particular set comes with 2 character figurines: a Cat Mario and a cute little mouse. After you complete the set, you can lead Mario through the different obstacles, collect "coins" as you travel along, use the launcher to go higher, sail through the clear warp tunnel, and even raise the flag on the flagpole at the completion of the course. This building set let Wyatt feel like he was actually playing the game with Mario instead of using a controller on the WiiU!
This K'NEX building set with also connects with other K'NEX Super Mario building sets so you can expand the game play into even bigger courses, challenges and story lines. This particular set is designed for ages 8+ and is available at Walmart and Knex.com. The set retails for $34.99. You can also follow K'NEX on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest to stay up to date with the latest products, sales and specials. Best of all, the awesome folks at K'NEX are giving one of my readers their very own K'NEX Cat Mario 3D Building World Set! For your chance to win, simply fill out the form below:
Disclaimer: I received the above mentioned product for review purposes only from K'NEX. No monetary compensation was received. The opinions expressed here are my own and reflect our own personal thoughts and experiences. Your results may vary from mine. K'NEX is providing the prize for this giveaway and is responsible for prize fulfillment.