Nintendo Lab combines cardboard with the Nintendo Switch

Nintendo yesterday, announced a new interactive build and play experience for children. The new ambitious project is called Nintendo Lambo. Nintendo Lambo is a customisable cardboard used for the portable Nintendo Switch console. Nintendo’s aim for the Lambo is to create tools for the purpose of creating fun do it yourself creations. An example of a creation is below as you can see, the cardboard resembles a piano. The creation can be used to play a music game with the Nintendo Switch displayed in the middle for gamers viewing pleasure.


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Nintendo Switch Piano via Nintendo 



Check out the announcement trailer below: 



Together with the Nintendo Switch system (sold separately), the Nintendo Labo kits provide the tools and technology to MAKE fun DIY creations, PLAY games with your creations and DISCOVER how the magic of Nintendo Switch technology shapes ideas into reality.

With each Nintendo Labo kit, kids can transform modular sheets of cardboard – specially designed to interact with the Nintendo Switch console and Joy-Con controllers – into creations called Toy-Con. From a piano to a motorbike, a robot and more, each Toy-Con comes to life when combined with Nintendo Switch in different ways. As you build, you will have fun discovering how the technology works, and might even invent new ways to play with each Toy-Con!

For example, you can build a functioning 13-key piano that brings your musical creations to life once the Nintendo Switch console and Right Joy-Con controller are inserted. As you play, the IR Motion Camera in the Right Joy-Con detects which keys are pressed and translates them into unique notes that are heard through the console. You can even take control of your very own motorbike by constructing a functioning set of handlebars, with a Joy-Con inserted in each side and the Nintendo Switch console cradled in the middle. Simply hit the ignition button, turn the right handle to engage the accelerator and watch your adventure unfold on the Nintendo Switch screen, as you race to new destinations.

“Nintendo Labo continues our longstanding mission of making people smile by surprising them with new experiences,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s President and COO. “It is an exciting evolution of the Nintendo Switch platform – one designed to inspire curiosity, creativity and imagination in people of all ages.”

Source: (2) Nintendo Labo [Official Website]


Check out the Nintendo Labo Variety Kit in it’s full effect



Nintendo Labo’s fishing game. Photograph: Hosokawa Shingo/Nintendo via The Guardian

Nintendo of Europe’s president, Satoru Shibata, gave a statement: “Our goal is to put smiles on the faces of everyone Nintendo touches. Nintendo Labo invites anyone with a creative mind and a playful heart to make, play and discover in new ways with Nintendo Switch. I personally hope to see many people enjoying making kits with their family members, with big smiles on their faces.”

Nintendo Labo will be released 27th April in Europe, 20th April in the United States



Date published: 18/01/18

Written by: Joseph Opoku 

Source: (1) The Guardian [UK Edition]  (2) Nintendo Labo [Official Website]

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21 thoughts on “Nintendo Lab combines cardboard with the Nintendo Switch

  1. Such a toxic discussion around this thing. Everybody seems like they have to fall on one extreme or the other. I fall in the middle where it’s just ok. I don’t think it is the second coming and I don’t think it’s garbage.

    The thing is I’m the exact demographic they are aiming at. I’m a Nintendo fan, I have the Switch and two sets of Joy-Cons and my kids have been raised on creativity and Nintendo.

    However, I still have real problems with the product. I won’t break it down here to clog up your comments as I wrote an article about it I’m sure people can find it hey want (I won’t spam your comments with a link), but I really wish discourse was a little more fair on this.

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    1. A lot of gamers assume the Nintendo Labo is a negative, this new product is innovative and aimed at kids but adult gamers can use it too. Nintendo want to establish and promote creativity this is an awesome way to do it for people who have access the Nintendo Switch and the Joy-con, I’m glad you commented feel free to share your thoughts and I will check out your article thank you

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