Nintendo's New Switch Games Are DIY Cardboard Toys

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If you were sold by what you saw in the Nintendo Labo trailer, but aren't sure whether you should get the Variety Kit or the Robot Kit, let us run you through the differences. Unlike with the Switch, it seems unlikely Nintendo will struggle to keep up with demand as the base materials used in each kit are so widely available. However, Nintendo has gone back to basics with the Nintendo Labo by creating a fusion between DIY and tech. Pretty sure he won't sleep until he has a Switch and Robot Kit.

Labo is a set of do-it-yourself cardboard accessories to make a child's Switch controller into a fishing rod, a piano, robot suit and more.

The Robot Kit uses the Joy-Cons to control the arms and legs of the Robot that straps to a backpack that the user wears, it starts at at $79.99.

We have to say we like the idea that Nintendo Labo will bring, revitalising a sense of imagination that the gaming world can sometimes feel like it loses, especially as games become the be-all and end-all for imagination in today's society.

Remember how you could touch the screen of the Nintendo DS and make it do more, complete with a stylus?

Both the Variety and Robot kits come out on April 20. Nintendo will also be releasing a Customization Set ($10, nintendo.com) with extra stencils, stickers, and colored tape.




I'll admit that I was one of the doubters when it came to the Nintendo Switch.

Toy-Con Piano: After assembling a beautifully crafted 13-key piano and inserting the Nintendo Switch console and Joy-Con, you can experiment with your own musical creations by pressing different keys.

Nintendo has unveiled their newest innovation for players to interact with their Switch consoles: the Nintendo Labo.

Toy-Con Fishing Rod: Construct the Fishing Rod with an active, rotating reel that is attached by string to a cradle holding the Nintendo Switch console.

You can see the potential here for Nintendo to create new toy kits on a regular basis by introducing new functionality and games to play using your creations. Kids can also lean their bodies or turn the handlebars left and right for more control. The first one is the Variety Kit, which includes several games and Toy-Con projects, according to Polygon. "I personally hope to see many people enjoy making kits with their family members, with big smiles on their faces".

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