"My son saw the Mario line in a Christmas catalogue and asked for some. It has been VERY frustrating for me as his parent. LEGO does not provide much information with the Mario sets. No paper instructions. Poor communication! It took a long time to get everything working. I had to do a lot of online research to figure it all out. Third party sources were necessary to find out what I needed to do. As a parent, I am INCREDIBLY ANGRY with LEGO!!! This product is unprecedented and there is almost no guidance for parents. The packaging states that this product is for 6+. Give them paper instructions! My child was frustrated having to use the computer just to build the set. The app. is garbage. It took an incredibly long time to download and then double that to update the Mario. I deleted once the update was done. I don't want my kid being dependent on my phone for lego play. I did everything possible to avoid the app. and I was only able to learn through a third party that it was NECESSARY to get the tanooki suit to register on the Mario. This is not communicated by lego at all in any way, shape or form. We thought it was broken. As it turns out, lego's communication is the only thing that is broken.
In summary, I despise the way that this product has been marketed. LEGO has dropped the ball so incredibly badly! I am not inclined to encourage anyone to buy from this line. Parents, save yourself a HUGE hassle!"
"I bought this as a valentine gift for my 7 yr. old. Disappointing! I bought it despite the high price point for a set of this size thinking that it would be justified by the oversized figure. There is no figure! The set is called "Tanooki Mario"! There is no Mario! It should be called Tanooki Suit or cap & pants! The contents would justify a $4 price point. This is a ripoff! It's a SAD day when LEGO resorts to this kind of ambiguous and misleading marketing."