While there are some who probably claim that they know what it's like to eat a "mushroom" and feel super like Mario, what would hitting the coin blocks be like? With this DIY Mario Coin Block, you can find out.
The DIY Mario Coin Block essentially takes the bricks you knock off to score mushrooms and coins in Super Mario and translates it into real life. This contraption is pretty much a piggy bank, only way cooler and a lot more fun to remove coins from. Each time you hit the block, coins actually fly out from the top; in case you're wondering, it even makes the noise from the Super Mario games.
The Mario Coin Block's creator Bruno Pasquini has provided instructions at Instructables for you to make one yourself.
The DIY Mario Coin Block Brings Elements of the Game to Reality
Matt Ho — March 27, 2011 — Pop Culture
References: instructables & technabob