K'NEX

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K'NEX is an American-made building toy created by Joel Glickman and originally released in 1993 by K'NEX Industries. The K'NEX building system involves mostly using rods, connectors, gears, and other components which "snap" together to create models; however, for a few years until 2019, some K'NEX sets used building bricks similar to those of LEGO.

Between 2011 and 2017, K'NEX produced licensed sets based on the Super Mario franchise. Sets have been made based upon several games, starting with Mario Kart Wii and later expanding into Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario Bros. 2, New Super Mario Bros. U, Super Mario 3D World, and Mario Kart 8. Several sets have also been made not specifically based on any game, simply using the "Super Mario" branding.

Following the purchase of the brand by toy company Basic Fun! in February 2018, the company ended all production on licensed and brick-based sets, including their Super Mario theme, and has since focused strictly on generic sets. In March 2020, it was announced that LEGO had acquired the rights to produce Super Mario-themed construction sets.

Super Mario K'NEX products[edit]

Mario Kart[edit]

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

Image Name Set Number Piece count Age rating Release Date
KNEXMStandardB.jpg Mario and Standard Bike Building Set 38001 31 6+ 2011
Includes a figure of Mario in a brick-built Standard Bike M.
KNEXLStandardB.jpg Luigi and Standard Bike Building Set 38002 31 6+ 2011
Includes a figure of Luigi in a brick-built Standard Bike M.
KNEXMStandardK.jpg Mario and Standard Kart Building Set 38003 66 6+ 2011
Includes a figure of Mario in a pull-back Standard Kart M. A figure of a Banana is also included.
KNEXYStandardK.jpg Yoshi and Standard Kart Building Set 38004 65 6+ 2011
Includes a figure of Yoshi in a pull-back Standard Kart M. A figure of a Dash Mushroom is also included.
KNEXLStandardK.jpg Luigi and Standard Kart Building Set 38005 65 6+ 2011
Includes a figure of Luigi in a pull-back Standard Kart M. A figure of a Super Star is also included.
Bowser and Standard Kart Building Set 38006 65 6+ 2012
Includes a figure of Bowser in a pull-back Standard Kart L. A figure of a Red Shell is also included.
K'NEX Yoshi Bike set. Yoshi and Standard Bike Building Set 38012 33 6+ 2012
Includes a figure of Yoshi in a brick-built Standard Bike M.
Bowser and Standard Bike Building Set 38013 34 6+ 2012
Includes a figure of Bowser in a brick-built Standard Bike L.
Mario Building Set 38026 3 6+ 2012
Includes a figure of Mario.
Luigi Building Set 38027 3 6+ 2012
Includes a figure of Luigi.
Yoshi Building Set 38028 3 6+ 2012
Includes a figure of Yoshi.
Bowser Building Set 38029 6 6+ 2012
Includes a figure of Bowser.
Toad and Standard Kart Building Set 38044 65 6+ September 2012
Includes a figure of Toad in a pull-back Standard Kart S. A figure of a Spiny Shell is also included.
Donkey Kong and Standard Kart Building Set 38045 65 6+ September 2012
Includes a figure of Donkey Kong in a pull-back Standard Kart L. A figure of a Blooper is also included.
Diddy Kong and Standard Kart Building Set 38046 66 6+ September 2012
Includes a figure of Diddy Kong in a pull-back Standard Kart M. A figure of a Golden Mushroom is also included.
KNEXMWildWing.gif Mario's MOTORIZED! Wild Wing Kart Building Set 38061 30 6+ September 2012
Includes a figure of Mario and a motorized Wild Wing. A Mega Mushroom is also included.
Yoshi's MOTORIZED! Wild Wing Kart Building Set 38062 30 6+ September 2012
Includes a figure of Yoshi and a motorized Wild Wing. A POW Block is also included.
Luigi's MOTORIZED! Sprinter Kart Building Set 38063 26 6+ September 2012
Includes a figure of Luigi and a motorized Sprinter. A Blooper is also included.
Bowser's MOTORIZED! Standard Kart Building Set 38064 26 6+ September 2012
Includes a figure of Bowser and a motorized Standard Kart L. A Super Star is also included.
Toad-K'nex.jpg Toad and Standard Bike Building Set 38147 34 6+ September 2012
Includes a figure of Toad in a brick-built Standard Bike S.
DK-K'nex.jpg Donkey Kong and Standard Bike Building Set 38148 34 6+ September 2012
Includes a figure of Donkey Kong in a brick-built Standard Bike L.
Diddy Kong and Standard Bike Building Set 38149 35 6+ September 2012
Includes a figure of Diddy Kong in a brick-built Standard Bike M.
Wario Bike Building Set 38307 34 6+ July 2013
Includes a figure of Wario in a brick-built Standard Bike L.
Koopa Troopa Bike Building Set 38308 36 6+ July 2013
Includes a figure of Koopa Troopa in a brick-built Standard Bike S.
MarioLuigiStartingLine.jpg Mario and Luigi Starting Line Building Set 38435 284 6+ 2011
A course playset that features a loop of track with a finishing line and an obstacle featuring 2 Thwomp figures that can be slammed up and down by hand using a rod-build pusher. Features Mario and Luigi with motorized Sprinter Karts, alongside a rod-built blocker before the race starts. Figures of a Super Star and a Mushroom are also included.
MarioYoshivsStoneBowser.jpg Mario and Yoshi Vs. Stone Bowser Building Set 38436 299 6+ 2011
A course playset that features a loop of track with a finishing line and the main focus of the set: a large Stone Bowser which functions as a launcher to fire Fireballs. Features Mario with a motorized Wild Wing, Yoshi with a motorized Standard Kart M, and Bowser. Figures of a Super Star, a Bullet Bill, and a Green Shell are also included.
KNEXBowserCastleUltimate.jpg Bowser's Castle Ultimate Building Set 38437 658 6+ 2011
A large course playset containing over 20ft of track with a finishing line, four Lava Plumes, a set of rotating Fireballs, a set of Fire Cogs, and two separate Thwomps. Features Mario with a motorized Standard Kart M and Luigi with a motorized Wild Wing. Figures of a Bullet Bill, a Banana, a Dash Mushroom and a Green Shell are also included.
KNEXLuigivsFireCogs.jpg Luigi vs. Podoboo/Fire Cogs Building Set 38438 101 6+ 2011
A track expansion set with an S-bend that includes a set of Fire Bars that can be activated by hand to try and hinder Karts. Features Luigi with a motorized Standard Kart M. Figures of a Dash Mushroom and a Red Shell are also included.
Bowser vs. Fireballs Building Set 38439 122 6+ 2011
A track expansion set with an S-bend that includes a pair of rotation Fireballs that can be activated by hand to try and hinder Karts. Features Bowser with a motorized Standard Kart L. Figures of a Bullet Bill and a Red Shell are also included.
Mario Kart Wii Mystery Packs K'NEX Mystery Figures 38441 101 6+ 2012
A blind bag series of seven figures: Characters featured are Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Bowser, Toad, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong.
MariovsThwomps.jpg Mario vs. Thwomps Building Set 38465 139 6+ 2011
A track expansion set with a U-turn corner that includes an obstacle featuring 2 Thwomp figures that can be slammed up and down by hand using a rod-built pusher. Features Mario with a motorized Wild Wing. Figures of a Banana and a Green Shell are also included.
KNEXYoshivsLavaPlumes.jpg Yoshi vs. Lava Plumes Building Set 38466 124 6+ 2011
A track expansion set with a zig-zag that includes two Lava Plumes that can be used as a blocker for the karts. Features Yoshi with a motorized Sprinter. Figures of a Bullet Bill and a Super Star are also included.
MariovsGoombas.jpg Mario vs. Goombas Course Building Set 38467 119 6+ 2011
A track expansion set with an S-bend that includes 2 Goomba figures that can be rocked back and forth by hand. Features Mario with a motorized Standard Kart M. Figures of a Super Star and a Dash Mushroom are also included.
MariovsPiranhaPlant.jpg Mario vs. Piranha Plant Building Set 38468 126 6+ 2011
A track expansion set with a U-turn corner that includes a Piranha Plant that can be activated by hand to try and hinder Karts. Features Mario with a motorized Sprinter. Figures of a Dash Mushroom and a Green Shell are also included.
Mario vs. Chain Chomp Building Set 38469 124 6+ 2011
A track expansion set with a U-turn corner that includes a Chain Chomp that can be pushed by hand to try and hinder Karts. Features Mario with a motorized Sprinter. Figures of a Banana and a Super Star are also included.
KNEXMariovsDelfinoOak.jpg Mario vs. Delfino Oak Tree Building Set 38470 139 6+ 2011
A track expansion set with a zig-zag that includes a Delfino Oak Tree that can be pushed by hand to try and block Karts. Features Mario with a motorized Sprinter. Figures of a Banana and a Dash Mushroom are also included.
Track Expansion Pack 124 6+ 2011
A track expansion set that contains over 25 pieces of track for use to expand sets. A Mario figure is included, in addition to a Trophy.

Mario Kart 7[edit]

Mario Kart 8[edit]

Items[edit]

Super Mario[edit]

Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

Super Mario 3D World[edit]

Super Mario[edit]


Mystery Bags[edit]

Image Series Set Number Age rating Release Date
New Super Mario Bros. Wii K'NEX set. Series 1 6+ February 2013
The first series of Mystery Bags contained nine figures. This is the only Mario K'NEX set in any form to be based on New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Series 1 featured:
Super Mario K'NEX Mystery 2 Series 2 6+ August 2013
The second series of Mystery Bags contained eight figures. Series 2 featured:
K'NEX Super Mario Mystery Bag series 3. Series 3 6+ January 2014
The third series of Mystery Bags contained eight figures. Series 3 featured:
K'NEX Mario figure mystery pack 4 Series 4 6+ August 2014
The fourth series of Mystery Bags contained seven figures. Series 4 featured:
Package for the K'NEX Super Mario series 5 mystery bags. Series 5 6+ January 2015
The fifth series of Mystery Bags contained seven figures. This is the only Mystery Bag series released under the "World of Nintendo" brand. Series 5 featured:
Package for the K'NEX Super Mario series 6 mystery bags. Series 6 6+ July 2015
The sixth series of Mystery Bags contained eight figures. Series 6 featured:
Package for the K'NEX Super Mario series 7 mystery bags. Series 7 6+ January 2016
The seventh series of Mystery Bags contained seven figures, all from previous series. Series 7 featured:
Package for the K'NEX Super Mario series 8 mystery bags. Series 8 6+ August 2016
The eighth series of Mystery Bags contained seven figures and is the only series not to contain any variant of Mario. Series 8 featured:
Package for the K'NEX Super Mario series 9 mystery bags. Series 9 6+ March 2017
The nineth series of Mystery Bags contained eight figures. Series 9 featured:
Package for the K'NEX Super Mario series 10 mystery bags. Series 10 38746 6+ August 2017
The tenth series of Mystery Bags contained seven figures. Series 10 featured:
Package for the K'NEX Super Mario series 11 mystery bags. Series 11 38200 6+ October 2017
The eleventh and final series of Mystery Bags contained seven figures, all from previous series. Series 11 featured:

Characters[edit]