K’NEX Mario Kart Building Sets
We’ve covered the K’NEX Mario Kart sets a few times, a Super Mario toys smash hit during the coming holiday season for sure. Since online retailers are now stocking more and more K’NEX Mario Kart products it’s time to run down through all the available items and see which sets are worth buying and for which K’NEX Mario Kart building set we’re still anxiously waiting. The fun part of these offline Mario Kart racing tracks is that your racers stay on the K’NEX racing track amazingly well and that it’s all about operating the obstacles properly to beat your opponent in a K’NEX Mario Kart race. Okay let’s go on to the goodies.
K’NEX Mario Kart and Bike Building Sets
The first few product that K’NEX released in their K’NEX Mario Kart series were the kart and bike building sets, which, by themselves are not that spectacular and would be a nice introduction to the full K’NEX Mario Kart building sets. These packages contain a buildable kart, character and contain a power-up like a banana peel, mushroom etc.. The kart included is a pull-back kart. A gool gimmick of this K’NEX Mario Kart set is that you can build the package into a ramp where you can let your kart fly off of. And you can print free track panels that you can find on the official K’NEX site. The bike sets are cheaper and can not be pulled back in order to let them race away. The karts come with either Mario, Luigi or Yoshi and the bikes come with Mario or Luigi.
K’NEX Nintendo Bowser’s Castle: Mario and Luigi at the Starting Line Building Set
If you can only pick one set of K’NEX Mario Kart this is the set to pick as it is the most complete, coming with 2 racing karts (Mario & Luigi) and a full K’NEX Mario Kart race track building set. It features the dreaded Thwomps as obstacle which can be manually controlled for you to nag an opponent. The track consists of 16 pieces which make a full loop and the starting line is also buildable. The set comes with a Mystery Box sound module that features live sounds from the game.
K’NEX Nintendo Bowser’s Castle: Mario vs The Thwomps Building Set
This is a smaller K’NEX Mario Kart building set which has six track pieces, one Mario kart racer and the moving Thwomps obstacle that’s also in the full ‘Mario and Luigi at the Starting Line’ set. It also has 2 collectible power-ups, a green turtle shell and a banana peel. Since this set has only six track pieces you can not form a full loop with it. Use this as an expansion to complete a full K’NEX Mario Kart race track.
K’NEX Nintendo Mario Circuit: Mario vs The Goombas Building Set
Another expansion pack is this yellow K’NEX Mario Kart set featuring the infamous Goombas as a swinging obstacle which you can move with your hand. It also comes with the Mario kart racer and has a mushroom and a power star as collectible items. This set also has six K’NEX Mario Kart race track parts that can be used to form a full race track with.
K’NEX Nintendo Bowser vs Fireballs Building Set
The most badass K’NEX Mario Kart set would most definitely be this one, with Bowser (!) included as buildable race kart and again six pieces to build a race track with. The obstacles are two rotating fireballs that can do some serious damage to your opponent (not really). The collector items with this set are the evil Bullet Bill and a red turtle shell. This is our favorite of the expansion sets.
K’NEX Nintendo Bowser’s Castle: Luigi vs the Podoboo Cogs Building Set
For the ones wondering whatever happened to an exclusive Luigi K’NEX Mario Kart building set, you’re in luck as this set contains a buildable kart with Luigi in it. This is one of the cooler obstacles found in all the K’NEX Mario Kart expansion sets and you might recognize the rotating bars from all the Super Mario games. Again there are 6 race track pieces in the set and as collectible items you’ll find a red koopa shell and a mushroom.
K’NEX Nintendo Mario Kart Mario vs Chain Chomp Building Set
When you are out to buy all K’NEX Mario Kart expansion sets with all the obstacles you’ll end up with a lot of Mario characters as the racers are not evenly spread across the building sets which is a shame really. Don’t let that keep you from getting this one though, as this 6-pieced K’NEX Mario Kart building set features a scary chain chomp obstacle that will bust a hole in the sides of your opponent’s Mario Kart racer. Included are a star and a banana peel as collectible power-ups.
K’NEX Mario Kart Track Expansion Pack
Be sure to stock a few sets of these before holiday season as they will no doubt be one of the most popular K’NEX Mario Kart building sets. The set contains 24 buildable track pieces for you to complete one of your other sets with or to expand on a giant K’NEX Mario Kart race track laid out in your living room. It also has a buildable Mario Kart character and a trophy item that is featured in the Mario Kart Wii game.
There is no doubt that the K’NEX Mario Kart will be a smash this holiday season, even if you prefer playing Mario Kart Wii, the building of a giant K’NEX race track and finally playing it after a hard day’s work is something to look forward to. Hopefully K’NEX will release some more obstacle expansion sets and one giant set that has everything in it that you can wish for. Keep this page bookmarked as we’ll update it as soon as we know more. Now go out and find yourself a K’NEX Mario Kart set!
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