If you’d told us a few years ago that Nintendo’s next big thing would be cardboard boxes, we’d have laughed (after a long, bemused pause). The joke’s on us, though; Labo’s awesome, so we’ve rounded up the best Nintendo Labo prices below to help you get in on cardboard-building shenanigans.
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Nintendo Labo Variety Kit is $42.72 at Amazon (save over $20)
This is the cheapest Nintendo Labo price we've seen for a while, and it's a great place to start your adventure.
It’s currently available in three separate packs: the entry-level Variety Kit, the mech-suit Robot Kit, and the new Vehicle Kit. These allow you to turn your Switch into anything from a nifty piano to a full-on steering wheel. It’s a stroke of genius, if you think about it. Labo removes the need for that glut of plastic peripherals we had to fight through during the Wii years, it’s easily replaceable (swap any broken bits with these free templates from Nintendo), and it has the potential to become anything. Better still, it’s got software that introduces kids to programming, making it a learning tool as well as a game. Although Nintendo Labo prices are still a little high, it’s worth going for as a result.
The Labo Variety Kit is the best Nintendo Labo kit for anyone starting out with Labo. It's got the Nintendo Switch game card, Cardboard sheets x28, Reflective sheets x3, Sponge sheets x3, String (orange) x1, String (blue) x1, Eyelet set (grey) x1, Eyelet set (blue) x4, Rubber band (large) x2, Rubber band (small) x6. Ideal for a first kit.
Looking for something more advanced? The Robot kit is the one for you, as it creates a more complicated, fully immersive set-up. Inside the Robot kit you'll find the Nintendo Switch game card, cardboard sheets x19, cardstock sheets x4, one reflective sheet, string (orange) x2, string (blue) x2, fabric straps (1x large, 1x medium, 2x small) eyelet sets (grey) x10, eyelet set (orange) x2. Perfect for an ambitious builder/creator.
Put yourself in the literal driver’s seat with Labo’s Vehicle Kit, a set that allows you to make steering wheels, pedals, and other driving-related gubbins for the likes of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. There’s even the option of creating a ‘key’ with your Joy-Con that slots snugly into the wheel itself.
The Vehicle Kit comes with:
- x25 cardboard sheets (includes extra sheet for customization)
- x1 reflective sticker sheet
- x1 string
- x2 grommet set (gray)
- x2 grommet set (red)
- x3 large rubber bands (+spares)
- x12 small rubber bands (+spares)
Want to customise all your kits to make them feel truly unique? You need this Customisation set, which contains Tape rolls x2, Stencil sheets x2, Sticker sheets x2.
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Nintendo has plans to offer replacement cardboard kits and templates for anyone who breaks their Toy-Cons. Of course, the whole point of it being cardboard is that you can repair them with tape and glue, but also decorate them to your heart's content. If you want to download the templates to replace your Labo parts, you'll find all the details right here. The templates are FREE, so you can grab them whenever you like.
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