What It Is
The New Super Mario Bros. 2 Thwomps Building Set is based on the video game and comes with 584 pieces for building a two-sided course featuring K'NEX's all-new jump disk and launcher that allow Mario to run and jump like in the game. Build Fire Mario and Silver Luigi and drop them through the warp pipe to enter the course. Make your way past the Thwomps and collect coins and the power-up mushroom. Drop through another warp pipe to play on the other side of the set and cross the lava on the sliding platform. Hit the target to defeat Bone Goomba, and you've cleared the course.
Is It Fun?
Fans of the game will like seeing familiar items from the game throughout this building set, including the movable Thwomps and the Bone Goomba. Using the launchers to launch the figures takes a bit of skill and practice, and some kids might just use their hands to pretend to make Mario and Luigi fly through the air. Even though this is designed to look like a course from the game, it's really more about pretend play than getting Mario and Luigi through an actual course. This set can also be combined with other K'NEX Super Mario building sets, sold separately, to allow kids to create even bigger adventures.
Who It’s For
The New Super Marios Bros. 2 Thwomps Building Set is for Super Mario Bros. fans ages 8 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
It took us two hours to build this, and the instructions were not very good.
This set is available exclusively at Toys "R" Us.