Nintendo unveils interactive build-and-play kits for Switch

Nintendo Labo “build-and-play” kits revealed for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo's Labo kits let Switch owners build their own cardboard peripherals

Nintendo announced their Nintendo Labo line of cardboard building kits created to work with the Switch.

There is a cardboard piano that holds a console and controllers. As seen in the image below, after arranging all the pieces in their proper positions, a user will be able to press the cardboard keys, which will allow music notes to come out of the console.

A second kit, called the "Robot Kit," lets you assemble your own cardboard exoskeleton to control a virtual robot. Well, Nintendo Labo is exactly like that, but the accessories are made of cardboard, and it includes all sorts of different physical interfaces, not just a steering wheel. The entire point of the Labo sets is that they make use of players' imaginations. Pretty sure he won't sleep until he has a Switch and Robot Kit.

Yesterday, Nintendo surprised everyone by announcing the Nintendo Labo. Anyone picking up a Nintendo Switch for Christmas may be swayed by the swell of Labo playsets too, helping Nintendo to make bank from its new cardboard-based initiative. What do you guys think of Nintendo's insane new idea? The first is a Variety Kit containing 5 different projects, and will cost $69.99. Toy-Cons vary widely. There's a type of small RC auto, a piano, a house, a fishing rod, a robot suit, and more. This will include 2 RC cars, a fishing rod, a house, a motorbike and a piano.

According to Eurogamer, Nintendo is requiring that any adult attending the event bring a child between the ages of seven and 15 in order to gain admittance. Some will be nothing more than additions to your collection of controller accessories you probably already have enough of from the days of the Nintendo Wii, but some could make for some educational opportunities to understand how the mechanics of various contraptions work. "Enjoy a variety of fun game-play experiences, including Robot mode, in which you can destroy in-game buildings and UFOs".

The first two sets are due for release on April 20th 2018. Each differently shaped block is detected by the IR Motion Camera on the Right Joy-Con inserted on top of the House. These unique creations, being called Toy-cons can be anything from a piano, to a motorbike, a robot and more. Kids can also lean their bodies or turn the handlebars left and right for more control.

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