Nintendo Labo, The Switch's New $70+ Cardboard Accessories

January 18, 2018


This is a video introduction to Nintendo Labo, a series of assemble-yourself cardboard accessories for use with the Nintendo Switch and its controllers. The $70 Variety Kit includes five different projects: an R/C car, fishing rod, house, motorbike and piano, as well as little games to play with your new accessories. The $80 Robot Kit includes a cardboard backpack and strings that attach to your hand grips and feet to allow you to control a giant robot in-game. It's basically like poor virtual reality. Fun! But still -- cardboard? My cats are going to tear these things to shreds provided I don't accidentally sit or step on them first! "Do you even own a Switch?" Well, no. "So...." Welcome to the internet, I have strong opinions about things that have absolutely zero bearing on my own life.

Keep going for the video.

  • Guesticle

    well duh, you don't assemble the item itself, you photocopy them first and make note of the type thicknesses and scoring of the cardboard, take similar documentation of the strings, and then you can replace the original once destroyed

  • Guesticle

    or to share the templates with your friends. or with me.

    (nothing I'd be able to easily do about the software, but I just vaguely want to build one to see how it's set up to work anyway)

  • So... you just need to have a friend with the cardboard shit... then you just use your old amazon boxes to trace and you save $70? I smell an aftermarket business popping up in 3...2...

  • Guesticle

    also it sounds like theres specific software they interact with

  • Frédéric Purenne

    So... it's still 70$ for cardboards. We can get a controller with touchpads for that price. Nintendo should offer free stencils.

  • AdvancePlays

    $60 for a game and $10/$20 for cardboard + construction project.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Everyone's saying the same thing, "THAT'S TOO MUCH FOR JUST A BUNCH OF CARDBOARD!"

    The price tag isn't due to the material costs of the cardboard. The price tag reflects the cost of removing all the scary Japanese Nintendo demons from the cardboard.

    Get educated, ignorant sheep!

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