Make, play, and discover with the newly announced Nintendo Labo for Nintendo Switch

By Kurtis Chan on Jan 18, 2018

The Nintendo Labo was announced by Nintendo today, which is used to "combine the magic of Nintendo Switch with the fun of DIY creations." Nintendo stated that the Labo is targeted towards kids but it seems that people of all ages can also have tons of fun with it.

The Nintendo Labo consists of cardboards various DIY products such as remote control cars, piano, fishing rod, motorcycle handlebars, and more which will be powered up by the Nintendo Switch as seen in the Nintendo Labo first look trailer.

Set for April 20 release this year, the Nintendo Labo comes in two Toy-Con sets- Variety Kit and Robot Kit.

Image taken from Nintendo
Image taken from Nintendo

The Variety Kit consists of 5 different Toy-Con projects- Remote Control Cars, Fishing Rod, House, Motorbike, and Piano. Purchasing the set for $69.99 will give you the Nintendo Labo Variety Kit software as well as DIY materials like:

  • Cardboard sheet x 28 (includes extra sheet for customization)
  • Reflective sticker sheet x 3
  • Sponge sheet x 3
  • String (orange) x 1
  • String (blue) x 1
  • Eyelet set (gray) x 1
  • Eyelet set (blue) x 1
  • Rubber band (large) x 2 + spares
  • Rubber band (small) x 6 + spares

Image taken from Nintendo
Image taken from Nintendo

As for the Robot Kit, it allows you to control a robot with the robot suit you create, just like Real Steel in real life. Priced at $79.99, these materials will be included to create your robot suit along with the Nintendo Labo Robot Kit software:

  • Cardboard sheet x 19
  • Cardstock sheets x 4
  • Reflective sticker sheet x 1
  • Orange string x 2
  • Blue string x 2
  • Gray canvas straps (large) x 1
  • Gray canvas straps (medium) x 1
  • Gray canvas straps (small) x 2
  • Eyelet set (gray) x 10
  • Eyelet set (orange) x 2

Image taken from Nintendo
Image taken from Nintendo

If you feel that the cardboard made DIY looks very dull and boring, Nintendo is also introducing the Customization Set to decorate your Toy-Con projects and robot suit which will take out $9.99 from your wallet.

One thing to remember is that you will need a Nintendo Switch to power up Nintendo Labo, or else you will be buying the Nintendo Labo to build a DIY set instead of playing with it. For more information, head over to the Nintendo Labo official website.


Kurtis Chan
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Assistant Editor at Gamehubs who is an e-Sports enthusiast (mainly on League of Legends and Overwatch). Still saving up for a PS4.....
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