Folding up cardboard AR with the Nintendo Switch

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

Nintendo Labo combines Switch games with interactive cardboard toys

Nintendo Labo launches worldwide on April 20 with two kits. That's why these new gaming add-ons are so exciting. The set will go on sale alongside the new kits and will be available for $9.99.

Nintendo Labo will initially release with two different kits.

"Labo is unlike anything we've done before", says Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime of the new console upgrade. Here's everything you need to know about them.

The potential for profit is absolutely huge considering each kit mainly consists of cardboard and rubber bands, while Nintendo is charging upwards of $70 for them.

The Robot Kit looks decidedly more complex, complete with a series of strings and levers, and it's created to be worn like a backpack along with a helmet and foot attachments.

Nintendo recently revealed a "new way to play" with the company's inventive Labo variety of cardboard-based accessories, and among the many cardboard creations that caught players' eyes, the piano earned a considerable amount of interest.

The kits include everything needed to assemble Toy-Con creations, including building materials and relevant Nintendo Switch software. With the Switch, we offer different uses, adapted to players' pace of life. However, Nintendo isn't the first company to combine high tech with cardboard.

Nintendo unveiled the line with a slick video, featuring ways the accessories can be customised with stickers and paint. The main difference here is that kids get to build these extras themselves instead of being handed something pre-made. I didn't just want to make one, I wanted to make one that works. Because they're cardboard, you can just throw them away.

Absolutely fire, and for an additional $10 you can purchase customization kits as you saw in the video below allowing your kid to make their Labo creations even more unique.

There will be 2 kits available.


Nintendo is calling cardboard devices Toy-Con, which is a play on the Nintendo Switch's controllers, which are called Joy-Con. The kit includes a house, remote controlled cars, a fishing rod, a motorbike, and a piano. This set will cost $69.99.

The Robot Kit comes with "an interactive robot suit with a visor, backpack, and straps for your hands and feet".

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