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Super Mario Brothers is without a doubt, a classic adored for generations and still loved today. K’NEX brands now brings the iconic Super Mario into the hands of children with an awesome SUPER MARIO: Prongo™Building Set, inspired by Super Mario 3DLand!
This buildable level inspired by Super Mario 3D Land, includes multiple jump panels to move Mario throughout the level, pipes, and a secret room to capture the Star coin. And let’s not forget the popup flag pole, signaling the completion of the level.
I wasn’t sure who was more excited about this set. Just like my kids, I too am a huge fan of video games, and Super Mario brings back a flood of memories from my own childhood. I admit though, upon opening the package we were a little intimidated with all 208 pieces.
Fortunately the visual instructions were easy to follow and the set was actually a lot simpler to build than it first appeared. While my 9 year old definitely needed help, my 11 year old had the construction covered without my assistance.
The only thing my boys noted and I confirmed, was a small connector was missing. It said we should have two and we did, but the instructions appeared to call for three. Luckily, it didn’t hurt our ability to build the set, as the piece was seemly obsolete.
Once the set is complete the fun can begin! With the included Prongo and Raccoon Mario, you can use the jump disk and launcher to make Mario jump just like he does in the game. Raccoon Mario can travel through the 3D level collecting coins, shooting through the pipe and reaching the star!
This set is perfect for any Mario fan ages 8+ and we found it compatible with the Super Mario Bros. Wii Collectible Mystery figures for extended play.
Buy It: Available now on knex.com, Toysrus.com, Amazon.com and at toy retailers nationwide for the SRP of $34.99
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