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Nintendo Labo is a modern analog DIY masterpiece

For kids of all ages.


Jaime Carrillo

Dot Recs

Posted on Jan 18, 2018   Updated on May 22, 2021, 4:18 am CDT

Did you ever think you’d get excited about cardboard? Fold, build and play with the coolest peripherals conceived with Nintendo Labo.

What is Nintendo Labo?

Each Labo kit contains cardboard peripherals for users to assemble and design as they wish. Then, to use it, just slide your Nintendo Switch into the craft–easy as pie! And despite what you’ve been told, it’s not just cardboard. Each Labo kit also includes a companion game cartridge to enjoy, fully immersing players in these incredibly innovative titles. 

The Nintendo Labo kits

1) Nintendo Labo VR Kit (Starter Set and Blaster)

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Considered the starter kit for Nintendo Labo, the VR kit includes more games and creations than any other Nintendo Labo kit to date. The bones of this kit can be used to add-on other expansions (like the ones mentioned in this post),  and it also comes complete with programming tools Toy-Con Garage and Toy-Con Garage VR, so your Nintendo Labo experience is practically limitless. 

Price: $39.99


2) Nintendo Labo Variety Kit

This kit contains five games and activities built with imagination in mind. Turn your Joy-Cons into a working RC car. Save a trip to the lake and catch a big one using a makeshift fishing rod. Compose and play a symphony on a real working piano. There’s even a motorbike that will turn even tiny tikes into wild hogs. This and more come in this kit, which is also infinitely personable.

Price: $38.95 (regularly $69.99)


3) Nintendo Labo Robot Kit

After strapping on this cardboard suit and visor, anyone wearing it will morph into a massive fighting mech. Fight, topple entire cities or just get your groove on. If you’ve ever dreamed of being a Gundam, a Custom Robo or a Megazord this kit is a godsend.

Price: $37.90 (regularly $59.99)


4) Nintendo Labo Vehicle Kit

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Originally released at Toy-Con 03, the Vehicle Kit follows the variety and robot Labo kits released in April of 2018 to mass acclaim. This kit puts you in the driver’s seat of a car, a plane, and even a submarine. Go offroad in an RV, soar through the skies, or go on a deep-sea adventure. All you need is a little imagination!

Price: $43 (regularly $69.99)



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*First Published: Jan 18, 2018, 11:27 am CST