Nintendo creates life-size Mario Karts

Mario and Luigi get 3D versions of their vehicles

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As part of its promotion for the new Mario Kart 7 game for the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo teamed up with West Coast Customs to create two life-size models of the go-carts - one for Mario and one for Luigi. The unique electric vehicles were unveiled this week at the LA Auto Show, where they will be on display until Nov. 27 in the lobby of the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Sadly, you can't fire red or green turtle shells, but you could probably drop a banana peel from behind you. Also, no Wario Kart, which would make my wife sad (she digs Wario).

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