This iconic little guy here represents so many milestones in video game history. It all started simply enough, with a big ape tossing barrels at him. That was 36 years ago (zoinks!) and he's never looked better. This version by builder lingonkart looks ready to stomp goombas, take on Bowser and rescue the princess.
This might not be the most sophisticated MOC, but I find it irresistible. Not only do I enjoy a good pun, but I'm also a Nintendo fan, so how could I resist? I have no idea if Mario ever visited Easter Island, but if he did, I'm sure he'd appreciate this monument as well. Nicely done Unijob Lindo.
Even though they were some of the more difficult levels, I always enjoyed the airship levels when playing Mario. They're just so different from the rest of the levels, even though that auto-scroll gets obnoxious. This awesome version of Bowser's airship by Nick Brick has all the necessary features: the cannons, the goofy propellers, and Bowser Jr.'s little flying machine. I really like how clean and polished this build is, it makes it feel very cartoony (and therefore accurate to the source material). It's very cool to see a 3-dimensional version of this ship.
Koen (whose video-game style you may recognize) has just put out a fantastic model of Koopa Troopa from the Mario games. In the brief amount of time I spent playing Nintendo games as a kid (mostly Mario Kart), I remember enjoying this character more for his name than anything else, because it was so fun to say. Koopa Troopa!
I've played Mario and his brother in many of their adventures. The stand outs are Super Mario 64 and Luigi's Mansion of course, but there's been a lot of mischief these plumbers have gotten into. Interestingly enough, Mario actually started as a carpenter, and he only had a mustache because the limited pixel graphics of the age made it difficult to make faces. But even with the limited ABS voxels of today, builder 2 Much Caffeine managed to perfectly capture these two intrepid turtle stompers.
If you've spent much time paying Mario or Yoshi games you've had to content with these little trouble makers. It's a Shy Guy, perfectly done by builder Swan Dutchman. Wouldn't it be funny if under the mask they all looked like Shigeru Miyamoto? Ok, not that funny, but an easter egg like that would be pretty epic.