Nintendo Labo is still for kids, and still something that requires you to be excited about cleverly-constructed cardboard contraptions. The new Vehicle Kit coming out in mid-September, however, is also more of a full-fledged video game.
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Nintendo's Labo launched with two kits in April — a variety pack and a robot one — but its third is arriving September with the Vehicle Kit.
Nintendo’s Labo came with a bunch of stuff you could craft, but fans taking part in a competition have come up with a bunch of new/improved designs, ranging from big red dinosaurs to solar powered accordions to interactive teapots.
The standard Nintendo Labo kits include designs such as robot arms, mini pianos and fishing rods, but some players have been able to use the raw materials to create other stuff, such as this steering wheel for a motorised wheelchair.
Over the weekend, Nintendo encouraged people to get even more creative with a contest for the most wild and ambitious creations. Yesterday, the company announced the winners.
La-bow. Yes, like the opera La Bohème, just without the "eme" bit. Or a bow (the shooty kind). This is the first thing Joel, my guide, taught me at Nintendo's Labo workshop on Friday. Pitched within the Pumping Station of Melbourne's Scienceworks museum, the workshop promised to provide a close-up, visceral introduction to Nintendo's upcoming product line of cardboard contraptions. And I can say, without reservation, that I wasn't looking forward to it.