What It Is
The Piranha Plant Slide Track Building Set from K'NEX is a 206-piece set that builds a Mario Kart track, Mario in his Glider Kart and Piranha Plant Obstacle. The set also comes with a Goomba Obstacle, a banana peel, a mushroom and coins.
Is It Fun?
Mario's Kart is motorized so he can race around the track while kids operate the Piranha Plant Obstacle to try to knock Mario off course. While kids will enjoy building the set, they will also have fun just playing with the Mario Kart vehicle on any flat surface.
This set is bright, colorful and let kids build and recreate the Mario Kart video game.
Who It’s For
Mario fans, ages 6 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
One problem with this set is that Mario's Kart doesn't make it up the ramp, which means his motorized kart is unable to complete a lap. Every time that we tried it, the kart got stuck at the base of the ramp.
The directions are good and building this set should take most kids around an hour.
Mario's Kart requires 2 "AAA" batteries, which are not included.