Pre-order Nintendo Labo Variety Kit And The Robot Kit

Posted: Jan 18 2018, 1:05am CST | by , Updated: Jan 18 2018, 1:47am CST, in News | Technology News

 
Pre-order Nintendo Labo Variety Kit and the Robot Kit

Amazon takes pre-orders for the new Nintendo Labo kits.

Nintendo surprised with the unveiling of Nintendo Labo. The new Nintendo Labo kits are a new line of interactive build-and-play experiences designed to inspire kids and those who are kids-at-heart. With Nintendo Labo you can build cardboard accessories for the Switch and Joy-Cons. It's like Google Cardboard, just more elaborate.

Nintendo Labo launches on April 20 with two kits: the Nintendo Labo Variety Kit and the Nintendo Labo Robot Kit. With the Variety Kit, you can create many different Toy-Con, including two Toy-Con RC Cars, a Toy-Con Fishing Rod, a Toy-Con House, a Toy-Con Motorbike and a Toy-Con Piano. With the Robot Kit, you can build an interactive robot suit with a visor, backpack and straps for your hands and feet, which you can then wear to assume control of a giant in-game robot. Both kits include everything you need to assemble your Toy-Con creations, including the building materials and relevant Nintendo Switch software.

The Nintendo Labo Variety Kit will be available at a suggested retail price of $69.99, and the Nintendo Labo Robot Kit will be available at a suggested retail price of $79.99. Both Nintendo Labo kits are available for pre-order on amazon.com and gamestop.com.

In case the Nintendo Labo kits sell out, you can use the free Tracker app to get notified when new stock arrives for the Nintendo Labo Variety Kit and the Nintendo Labo Robot Kit are in stock online.

A special Customization Set that includes fun stencils, stickers and colored tape will also be available to purchase on April 20 at a suggested retail price of $9.99. The Nintendo Labo kits are not cheap. It's mostly cardboard, but there is also a software package that comes with the kids to bring the cardboard Toy-Cons to life. Watch the Nintendo Labo video below to see it in action.

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.

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