TRU Exclusive Mario Kart Wii Construction Sets from K'Nex

by Jay Cochran
September 06, 2011
The colorful characters from Mario Kart Wii have left the confines of their video game world and entered the real one with new construction sets from K’Nex. Featuring classic Mario Kart characters, go-karts and motorcycles, gamers can reconstruct the excitement of this top video game franchise. Items available at Toys“R”Us stores nationwide include solo versions of Mario and Luigi on Standard Bikes or Standard Karts, track pieces that can be used to create any course and iconic rivalries that can be brought to living rooms such as Mario vs. Goombas Building Set, Luigi vs. Fire Cogs Building Set and more!

To celebrate the launch of this new line, Toys“R”Us is now offering four exclusive sets that recreate epic racetracks taken directly from the game. Available at Toys“R”Us stores nationwide, as well as online at, each set features fan-favorite characters, such as Mario, Luigi, Bowser and Yoshi, riding in exclusive Karts. Now kids can build two areas from the Mario Circuit, as well as two different sections of Bowser’s Castle. For off the track fun, racing fans will enjoy connecting different sets to design their own wacky course.

Mario Kart Wii construction sets available exclusively at Toys“R”Us stores nationwide and online at, include:

Mario Kart Wii Bowser's Castle Ultimate Building Set from K’Nex
Gamers can reconstruct a portion of Bower’s multi-leveled castle from Mario Kart Wii with this 650 piece set. After connecting 26 pieces of double-wide track, fans race Mario in his Standard Kart, alongside Luigi in his Wild Wing Kart to avoid Thwomps, Fireballs and Podobo Cogs! The set also includes four collectible items that can help or hinder racers – a mushroom, green turtle shell, banana peel and Bullet Bill. 4 “AAA” batteries required (not included). Ages 6 years and up.

Mario Kart Bowser vs. Fireballs Building Set from K’Nex
This 122-piece set expands on Bowser’s Castle by adding King Koopa – Bowser himself – to the track. Kids can construct Bowser, along with his Standard Kart before speeding through a fireball obstacle. Two collectible items from the game – Bullet Bill and a red turtle shell – add to the fun. 2 “AAA” batteries required (not included). Ages 6 years and up.

Mario Kart Mario and Yoshi at the Finish Line Building Set from K’Nex
Mario Kart enthusiasts can pretend they’re racing towards a photo finish as Mario and Yoshi get ready to complete the Mario Circuit Track from Mario Kart Wii, each in their Wild Wing Karts. Using 317 pieces of track, builders can create a closed loop, complete with finish line sounds. Two collectible items from the game – Bullet Bill and a red turtle shell – can help prevent either Mario or Yoshi from finishing first. 4 “AAA” batteries required (not included). Ages 6 years and up.

Mario Kart Mario vs. Delfino Oak Tree Building Set from K’Nex
While zooming along the Mario Circuit, players have to get past the Delfino Oak Tree in this 139-piece construction set. This portion of the course comes with Mario, in his Sprinter Kart for an extra boost, as well as two collectible items from the game – a banana peel to trip Mario up and a mushroom, which grants extra speed. For even more fun, kids can add the Delfino Oak tree set to the Mario Circuit finish line for even more racing fun. 2 “AAA” batteries required (not included). Ages 6 years and up.
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