Nintendo has always been re-imagining things in an unorthodox manner. We recently revealed how Nintendo isn’t looking into developing a VR headset or a 4K product but rather looking into different options to separate itself from its competitors. Now, Nintendo has revealed that idea with the Nintendo Labo.
The Nintendo Labo will allow users to create their own peripheral devices and add-ons for the Nintendo Switch using cardboard. Similar to Google’s tactics with the Google Cardboard, it will shell and house the Nintendo product and use the cardboard to its advantage.
A wooden cardboard is a cheap material that is abundant in supply. Users who purchase a Nintendo Labo set will receive a cardboard kit where you build out the peripheral with DIY instructions. Nintendo Labo will start off with two Toy-Con sets.
The Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01 set will include cardboard material to create 5 different Toy-Con projects. List of Toy-Con projects you can create:
- 2 RC Cars
- 1 Fishing Rod
- 1 House
- 1 Motorbike
- 1 Piano
Materials inside Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01:
- Cardboard sheet x 28 (includes extra sheet for customization)
- Reflective sticker sheet x 3
- Sponge sheet x 3
- String (orange) x 1
- String (blue) x 1
- Eyelet set (gray) x 1
- Eyelet set (blue) x 1
- Rubber band (large) x 2 + spares
- Rubber band (small) x 6 + spares
While the material is cheap, the Toy-Con surely isn’t. The package will run you a cool $70.
The Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 02 set will include cardboard material to create 1 Toy-Con project. List of the Toy-Con project you can create:
- 1 Nintendo Labo Robot Kit Software
Materials inside Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 02:
- Cardboard sheet x 19
- Cardstock sheets x 4
- Reflective sticker sheet x 1
- Orange string x 2
- Blue string x 2
- Gray canvas straps (large) x 1
- Gray canvas straps (medium) x 1
- Gray canvas straps (small) x 2
- Eyelet set (gray) x 10
- Eyelet set (orange) x 2
The Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 02 will run you $80.
They will also be selling a “Customization Set” where you can decorate your cardboard material with stickers. That will be sold at $10.
Nintendo will be releasing these Toy-Con sets on April 20, 2018.