"My set arrived today and I couldn't be happier with the final result. Connecting Mario to the app was a breeze and I'm still impressed with everything that he can do! The app instructions are more intuitive to use than I thought they'd be and it was fun building each individual build. It has been even more fun creating my own level (Super Mario Maker style) with all the added character packs I have and trying to figure out how to get the most coins. I do think there should have been yellow desert pieces with the starter course so I recommend getting the Desert Pokey Expansion Set to add on. Other than that, kids of all ages will have a blast with this set.
I have unfortunately found one major design flaw with the starter course; The cloud. I was experimenting with a level I created and I was using the cloud to get from one section to another. While I was gently "swooshing" Mario around to get coins he fell off, hit my table, landed on my hardwood floor, and his right hand snapped. I am an adult (24) and if this happened to me it will surely happen to any kid. Mario's feet do not have enough clutch power to stay on the cloud and he is too top heavy, so DO NOT use it. I actually found the turn table gives you more coins so just use that.
Overall, "Adventures with Mario" is a great way to start your LEGO Super Mario adventure from the builds, learning how to use the app, and finding everything LEGO Mario can do, just don't use the cloud."