An Introduction to Nintendo Labo

Nintendo Labo is a series of DIY kits crafted to work with Nintendo Switch. Build Toy-Con creations from cardboard and bring them to life with your Nintendo

Looking for a new way to play video games?

Want to build your own interactive world by using your creative design and building skills?

Bring alive your inner child or allow your child’s imagination to flourish with the Nintendo Labo.

The Nintendo Labo is an exciting way to use your Nintendo Switch System to enter new and immersive worlds. Whether you want to build a house, become a robot or play the piano, you can do just that and you’ll get to build and personalize each part.


How it works:

There are two kits of the Nintendo Labo to pick from, so depending on what you want from the game will help make your decision of which kit to pick. The Variety Kit offers five different mini kits, which come with their own individual games which are:

  • Two Toy-Con RC Cars
  • Toy-Con Fishing Rod
  • Toy-Con House
  • Toy-Con Motorbike
  • Toy-Con Piano

Each of these games come with their own pieces to construct before placing the Nintendo Switch System into the construction.

The second kit is the Robot Kit. This kit is an on-body construction which consists of four pieces which are connected by string. The pieces include:

  • The Back Pack
  • Head Visor
  • Robot Shoes
  • Robot Arms

Both of these kits come with different pieces which you have to build and put together to create the controllers for the games. Once the Nintendo Switch System is placed inside the cardboard constructions you control what happens on the screen by moving the control from side or lifting your feet and arms, depending on what game you are playing.

These can be played on the small Nintendo Switch Screen or connected up to a bigger TV screen, depending on which game is being played and what kind of user experience you want.

Each of these kits come with their own specific games, unique to whatever cardboard piece is being used, to immerse the player into a brand-new world they wouldn’t be able to experience any other way.


To make your own kits personal to you, Nintendo Labo offer a Customization Kit which allows you to put your own personal spin on your kit. Whether you want to turn the car into a living thing with eye stickers, make the motorbike look like a vintage bike from years back by painting it or make it easy to identify whose Robot Kit is who’s by stenciling on each person’s initials, this kit will help do just that.

Toy-Con Garage:

The Toy-Con Garage is the place you can go to where you can create new ways to play your Nintendo Labo games. You can edit the settings of the Toy-Con creations which Nintendo have already come up with for you or create your own original ideas on how to move and control the creations.

By using the ‘Input’ and ‘Output’ options you’ll be your very own game creator and making your Toy-Con creations complete tasks you could only dream of.

Different Ways to Play:

Single Player:

If you want to enter into a new world to escape this one on your own, every Nintendo Labo game will allow you to do just that. With the option of completing all the games as a single player, you don’t have to rely on having someone around to play the games. You can simply switch on your console and start playing straight away.


If you want to make the games even more interesting and have friends who also have the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Labo Kits involved, you can battle it out with a number of the games. Whether you want to race to see who has the quickest motorbike or want to battle it out to see who has the better robot, everything is possible to make the Nintendo Labo a fun experience for everyone.

What Else You Need:

Nintendo Switch System:

In order to use a Nintendo Labo kit, you need to have purchased a Nintendo Switch System. These are not included in the Labo kits but can be purchased separately and most likely from the same place you purchase any of the Nintendo Labo Kits from.

The Nintendo Switch System is a small gaming console which is the basis of the Nintendo Labo Kit games and is how the movements are controlled and the best way for you to see what your movements are doing and hear the music that is being made.

So, if you are looking for a new way to play game your Nintendo Switch Console and want to use your construction, design and creative skills, the Nintendo Labo may just be the game for you.