Nintendo just unveiled its next big thing. Nintendo Labo.
Ben Gilbert: Hey folks, Ben Gilbert here at the Nintendo Labo event in New York City. Nintendo Labo of course, being the brand-new construction device for the Nintendo Switch. It’s a cardboard device that you stick controllers into and play video games on. So let’s check it out!
This buildable cardboard kit can hold a Nintendo Switch console.Each kit includes all the pieces you need to build your creations. Along with step-by-step directions for building.
The creations are called Toy-Cons. You then use these creations to play Labo games on the Switch.
The starter kit for Nintendo Labo is the $70 “Variety Kit.”
The $80 “Robot Kit” lets you build a wearable robot suit.
The creations you can make are pretty incredible. You can build a fishing pole, piano, RC car, robot, house, or even a motorbike.
Here’s how to build it.
Each Labo creation begins with a large sheet of cardboard. You punch out various perforated shapes from the cardboard. Then follow the instructions on the Switch. It helps you identify each piece and shows you how they all fit together.
Ben Gilbert: So far it was a lot of fun, and interesting, and easy to follow.
Nintendo Labo is meant for kids but it’s fun for adults too.
It won’t be released until April but at least you can have a sneak peek of all the fun to come!