Nintendo Labo Pre-orders Available On Amazon

A DIY playset designed with younger audiences in mind, the kits would allow players to have all new experiences on the Nintendo Switch by using peripherals made out of cardboard. Announced today (January 18), the Labo set contains 25 sheets of cardboard that players can turn, IKEA-style, into playable objects - such as a miniature keyboard, a fishing rod, a motorbike's handles and pedal, a small house, and a vehicle - by following instructions on their Switch screen.

You'll find Nintendo Labo in Australia from April 20 onwards, but you'll need a Nintendo Switch if you plan to play along.

There's another kit that allows users to create an interactive robot suit, complete with straps for a kid's hands and feet. This means, unlike a conventional games controller, they can become a tool for other types of play. These will be fairly expensive purchases though, with the variety kit costing $69.99 and the robot kit costing $79.99.

"[The Labo piano is] one of the most complex and time-consuming builds, but it is quite the thing", writes The Telegraph's Tom Hoggins. An announcement by Nintendo says that "As you build, you will have fun discovering how the technology works, and might even invent new ways to play with each Toy-Con!" Maybe Nintendo wants to make us suffer, so that we learn our place and stop getting ideas above our station.

Once you've built them, all you have to do is add the Nintendo Switch's various components and you've got yourself a brand-new creation. This will include 2 RC cars, a fishing rod, a house, a motorbike and a piano.

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Labo comes in standalone kits, each with an assortment of designs and parts (like rubber bands and eyelets), as well as Switch cartridges holding the software. A special customization set, sold separately, will give kids a chance to decorate their creations via coloured tape, stencils, and stickers. Each toy will have a corresponding mini-game on the Switch that will bring the toy to life. You place the Switch and the Joy-Cons in the appropriate slots, turn on the minigame, and boom. Unlike with the Switch, it seems unlikely Nintendo will struggle to keep up with demand as the base materials used in each kit are so widely available.

The most stunning one of the bunch has to be the Toy-Con Piano, though, which has 13 working keys that are recognized by the IR Motion Camera in the right Joy-Con.

Nintendo showcased the breadth of its creations in the debut video for Labo - here, for instance, is a little house. "I personally hope to see many people enjoy making kits with their family members, with big smiles on their faces".

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