Nintendo gets your creative juices flowing with Nintendo Labo

DIY experience Nintendo Labo launches on Switch this April

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

Are you going to buy any Nintendo Labo kits?

On the heels of the Nintendo Labo unveiling, the DIY cardboard accessories and associated software for the Switch are now available to pre-order on Amazon. With the Switch, we offer different uses, adapted to players' pace of life. And Nintendo Labo could be the next smash.

In any case, Nintendo Labo already appears to be a hit, at least among investors.

Created to be used with the Nintendo Switch console and its accompanying Joy-Con controllers, the kit comprises modular sheets of cardboard that can be transformed into interactive creations. That said, though, these will presumably be part of the next Toy-Cons sets that Nintendo officially announces.

Lastly, Nintendo will release the new neon green and pink Joy-Con controllers on January 28.

In a statement announcing these additions, Nintendo America president Reggie Fils-Aime reveals how this "is an exciting evolution of the Nintendo Switch platform - one created to inspire curiosity, creativity and imagination in people of all ages".

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Want to be one of the first to try out Nintendo Labo? Every Toy-Con creation presents exciting challenges and varying degrees of complexity, making each one a unique experience. Kids use it to customize their Labo creations.

Nintendo Labo will launch on April 20 with the Variety and Robot kits being the first available. Nintendo says the kits come in two DIY (Do it yourself) classes a Variety Kit ($70) and a Robot Kit ($80).

Nintendo is known for their offbeat approach to game consoles. When worn, you become a robot on the Switch, which moves like you do. Turn your Joy-Cons into a working RC vehicle.

Toy-Con Fishing Rod: Construct the Fishing Rod with an active, rotating reel that is attached by string to a cradle holding the Nintendo Switch console.

Nintendo has been on a roll with the Switch and its exclusive games like Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Splatoon 2. These little peripherals have been lovingly titled "Toy-Cons" and can be used to play actual games on the Switch console. You place the Switch and the Joy-Cons in the appropriate slots, turn on the minigame, and boom. You can also make a house (which'll have a super cute creature in it for you to care for), or a motorbike that's controlled by functional handlebars. You can even insert different assembled knobs to create new sound effects and tones!

Craziest/most genius of all is a full mech suit, sold in a separate pack, comprising a whopping great backpack, head-tracking and multi-limb control, letting you embody a robot tearing through a cityscape.

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