Mario Play Set

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Project by MrsN posted 02-07-2012 11:47 PM 4064 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while ago I had seen a project by souichiro. He made an awesome Mario Building Set. I really wanted to try it myself, but didn’t quite have the right person to make it for. Then at Christmas my son got a Mario game and dove in to a “Mario Phase” It was the perfect opportunity to make this project. I used a 2×4 to cut the base platforms that got painted brown, and the rest was cut from pine 1×4’s. I made the tube pieces from a 1 1/2”x2” reducing coupling from my husbands plumbing stuff, it works really well and the guys can actually fit down the hole. (I am pretending that I meant that to happen, it really was more of an accident/after thought)
I printed pictures of the different people and characters and used my scroll saw to cut around the outsides. The painting took a really long time, the characters and blocks are all double sided so they can be seen from all sides. Not all of the characters are finished. You can see Boswer is only outlined, and we are missing all of the koopa turtles. those pieces will come a little later.
We have already improved the “thwomps” by drilling a hole through them so they can slide up and down the poles and really thwomp things.
My son has also requested a couple of red, blue and grey platforms for lava, water/ice and the castle levels.
Thanks for looking!
Katie (MrsN)

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#1 posted 02-07-2012 11:52 PM

Looks like a lot of fun,good job.


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#2 posted 02-08-2012 12:33 AM

Brings back some memories.

-- CaptFerd

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Tyrone D

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#3 posted 02-08-2012 11:11 AM

Very cool.
If I ever have a son in the future,(I plan to.) he’ll be getting something similar.

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 02-08-2012 11:12 AM

This is SO CUTE! My son would have died for one of these when he was your son’s age! What a great job you did with painting, too. He must love having such a cool mom! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#5 posted 02-08-2012 01:40 PM

Katie, That looks like a lot of fun. You did a great job.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Heidi Neely

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#6 posted 02-08-2012 05:50 PM

My son has been Mario Brothers obsessed for about 3 years now, and has all of the little rubber figurines and the entire collection of Mario plush…even some of the more obscure characters….so he would totally LOVE something like this! Turned out very cute :)

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#7 posted 02-08-2012 10:35 PM

Awesome! My kids grew up with these characters and they have still have all of the systems and still play many of the original games… My son is sitting next to me playing the latest 3D Mario and he says that your play set is really cool.


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#8 posted 02-08-2012 11:27 PM

OOOOOHH, Katie! These turned out absolutely fantastic! You did such a wonderful job on these, and it’s such a well put together set. I really like the pipes, and the bullet on the chain is amazing! Very creative, and full of love. I’m sure he’ll play with them for years and have memories for his lifetime.

Great work :D

-- Dale, Oregon

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#9 posted 02-09-2012 01:18 PM

Looks really great and fun to build

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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