LEGO builder ScottMakesMOCs spent an unfathomable amount of time creating this Mario Kart roller coaster. The intricate build includes Kart-inspired cars, Bowser’s castle, an airship, and lots of characters and details from the Nintendo game. He’s recently built an expansion to the theme park, and Beyond the Brick has a great interview video.
Awesome Mario Kart
Backyard Resin creates bold and dramatic wood tables with inlays of colored resin, small objects, and artwork. Their Nintendo Switch coffee table is CNC-cut from walnut with colorful resin-filled Joy-Cons, and custom airbrushed artwork based Mario Kart. They also make a Game Boy table with Donkey Kong artwork.
Magnetic Games teamed up with Devcafe to create this fun hybrid live-action and CGI animation starring versions of Mario, Luigi, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Yoshi made out of tiny magnetic spheres. While participating in a round of Mario Kart they are pursued by a powerful magnetic block capable of ripping them apart.
Breaking Bad has been off the air since 2013, but when it comes to memes, the hits keep on coming. With the help of some clever compositing, Chiptuner placed Walter White and Jesse Pinkman in the race of their lives – along the Rainbow Road in a game of Mario Kart Wii. If you liked that, check out Hawkeye in Wii Sports Academy.
The game Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit uses augmented reality tech to let you play racing games with real-world obstacles. Thomas from Mutch Games takes his course builds to the next level. In this clip, he takes us for ride through Banjo Kazooie’s Spiral Mountain along with a bonus Diddy Kong Racing section.
The Rainbow Road levels are some of the most memorable in the Mario Kart games. Mutch Games built a real-world replica of the SNES course with LED lighting and mechanized Thwomps. He combined the track with gameplay footage using the Switch AR game Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit. He’s built several other levels too.
After playing Mario Kart on his cardboard arcade machine, artist DanCreator wanted to ride in a real Mario Kart. So he got out his tools and got to building. To replicate the game’s anti-gravity zones, he attached two leaf blowers and some pool floats, so it glides like a hovercraft. We love how Dan recycles bits from other projects.
Nintendo Labo kits encourage players to build game accessories using cardboard. DanCreator took that idea to the next level by building a complete sit-down Mario Kart arcade machine to go with his Labo cardboard steering wheel. The total cost for the build was $150, not including the Nintendo Switch.
When you think about it, the podracer sequence in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, is kind of like a round of Mario Kart, minus the banana peels. Studson Studios ran with the idea, and put together this awesome Star Wars + Nintendo kitbash model that imagines what Toad’s podracer might have looked like.
5MadMovieMakers has a little fun with Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Yoshi as they zoom along Hot Wheels tracks, performing jumps, spinning through loops, and racing each other in a real-life version of Mario Kart. Using a loop of track as a monowheel was a fun trick we’ve not seen before.