Nintendo Labo: DIY cardboard accessory kits announced for Switch

Doris Richards
January 20, 2018

Nintendo Labo features modular sheets of cardboard that are created to interact with the Nintendo Switch console and Joy-Con controllers.

A trailer for Labo highlights how users are given instructional tutorials on how to build the accessories on their Switch and how the pieces can be customized using markers and colorful tape. Labo gets users to place the Switch's joy con controllers in designated slots on the given device, a little like how you'd place a Vive Tracker on a real-world object to bring it into VR (though the tech isn't anywhere near as sophisticated).


Two separate Labo kits including The Variety Kit, which costs $69.99, and The Robot Kit, which costs $79.99, will launch for the Switch on April 20. The other includes stickers and colored tape for added customization (currently United Kingdom only), which at £8.99 sees Nintendo going to YouTube influencer-like lengths to squeeze cash from parents.

For 70 bucks (£60), you can grab the Toy-Con 1: Variety Kit, which includes materials to make the Toy-Con RC Car, Toy-Con Fishing Rod, Toy-Con House, Toy-Con Motorbike, and Toy-Con Piano.

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