LEGO Super Mario Reznor Knockdown and Bowser's Airship Review (LEGO)

LEGO Super Mario Reznor Knockdown and Bowser's Airship
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EDITOR'S REVIEW
OVERALL EDITOR'S RATING:
What It Is

These sets should take no more than a couple hours to build as they are on the middling to easy difficulty; they are short, very enjoyable builds. At a glance, these sets exude that unmistakable Mario charm. Bright primary colors, cleverly built characters, and iconic insignias are all present, cementing the effect. They may appear simple, as colorful and charming as they are, but there's more to each set than what's on the surface.

In Reznor Knockdown, you can tilt a Grrol enemy back and forth, punch a mystery block, attack the titular Reznor with a spiked ram, or operate the ferris wheel-like apparatus via a series of internal gears.

Bowser's Airship has a power block that reveals a hidden monty mole, a giant bowser hand, a moving figurehead at the back, and the entire ship opens up! This is by far my favorite feature. It opens the set up with even more space for you to use your figures. A Mario or Luigi figure (which are not included) can be used on any of the numerous contact points for even more immersive play.

The only con is that Mario and Luigi are unfortunately not included. In order to get the most out of these sets, you're going to want to track down a copy of at least one brother's starter set.

Is It Fun?

These sets are just as much fun to build as they are to play with afterward! They also make wonderful display-pieces.

Who It’s For

The Reznor Knockdown and Bowser's Airship LEGO sets are for any Super Mario fan aged 8 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

- Both sets come with compatible contact points for use with LEGO Mario or LEGO Luigi. Neither Mario nor Luigi are included, and must be bought separately in their respective Starter Sets.

- Pay close attention to the instructions, as many mechanisms rely on precise construction.

- If you have other LEGO Mario sets, you can combine them with these to make an even longer track and/or display!

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    Easy