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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 713 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun project that can inspire creativity

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    Dane62
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    It is a pretty misleading to describe this as a video game. If you get this with the expectation of a quick build process and mostly playing well polished games you will be disappointed. However, Labo is a great STEAM (Science Tech Engineering Arts Math) activity for kids and people who want a nostalgic experience. I equate creating the Toy Cons to a really positive experience assembling Ikea furniture. The interactive instructions built into the software makes it a lot more fun and easier than other construction projects. Once you’re done you have something that is more personal than a toy you purchased. Also, the fun doesn’t stop after construction. Each toy con comes with interactive software that lets you play with the Toy Con. Some of the software is better and more engaging than others. It is possible to get really deep into the interactivity with a light programming system called toy con garage. The biggest disappointment with the Labo is that these projects seem naturally suited for working with others, however the instructions in the software are very linear so there is no easy way to break up the work so multiple people can work at the same time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fancy cardboard

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    Doc12345
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    I had mixed feelings about the labo concept and still do after my purchase. I justified purchasing as thinking I'm paying for the software along with the cardboard. The idea of building something out of thick paper and bringing it to life with your switch is certainly creative that could only be executed by Nintendo. I opened it up on a rainy Sunday and started the project with the kids. The instructions are super easy to follow but very time consuming. After awhile the kids got distracted and I ended up continuing on my own. After a couple of hours I felt I was done but the kids came back for encouragement and we finished it quickly. Once the project was completed it was cool to have it interact with the switch. I guess if you enjoy Lego projects you might enjoy this. I'm not a big fan of putting things together so would pass on this purchase if I could go back. Again I can totally see how someone else might enjoy this product and ultimately the finished projects were cool.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun for a while

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    Fett42
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    The Labo variety kit is fun to build all of the projects. It usually takes around 45 minutes to an hour to build a project. So it gives you something to stay busy for a while. The projects have great instructions to follow on your Switch. Sadly, the games don't provide nearly as much entertainment time. Most of them you might not want to play anymore after the first time. The reason for this is each game doesn't provide much content. The piano and fishing game provide the most content and will probably be the only games you play more than once. The cardboard creations take up a lot of room when it comes to storing them. Despite the storage issues and replayability, I gave the Labo kit 4 stars because the initial build is a great experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great introduction to papercraft

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    Robert
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    Like the box says, this offers a variety of activities that is fun for all ages. The way the game walks you through building each cardboard creation is clear and concise with the end result always being quite the surprise of how functional some cardboard and rubber bands can really be. The only problem is that each of the activities tend to be engaging for only so long, some of them more than others. The real fun truly does come from building the Toy-Cons themselves, but they do offer a fair bit to encourage and demonstrate how to build your own. This game is great for families while also showing off just how powerful the technology behind the Switch is.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun to Build, Enjoyable to Play

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    James
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    Nintendo Labo is an interesting concept: Part craft project, part video game. For the most part, it works. Building the "toy-cons" is fun and ingenious. They work exceptionally well and the payoff is great. However the included mini-games are a bit short lived. Garage mode allows you to experiment, but ultimately the functionality leaves a little to be desired. I recommend the Labo vehicle kit if you're interested in Labo, as it provides a more substantial gaming experience. However the variety kit isn't a bad purchase if the builds tickle your fancy a bit more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's ok

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    gamer253
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    The box says 6+. My daughter is 14 and a hard time with some of the folds/instructions. Once you get past the constructing, the games are not great enough to hold a child's attention for very long. The whole thing is more of a demo of what can be possible instead of a full fledged science game that they'll keep coming back to. If it was not so expensive I still would give a full stamp of approval just for the experience of building and playing with what you built. It just could've been so much more.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent experience, ingenious engineering

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    Jimmy
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    This set is a very fulfilling experience. Don't be deterred by the cardboard. The quality is very high. The aha moments are fascinating and the designs are tolerant of minor mistakes. The software explains to you all of the different concepts used in an easy to understand manner and lets you peek under the hood of the joy cons. The later builds get challenging and require patience. Pretty iffy replay value though, unless you take advantage of the IFTTT logic interface for custom builds. Then there is all sorts of potential. Finished builds take up a lot of space.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Its not "just cardboard"!

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    JuanGrande386
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    Built the fishing pole, bug, and house....this is actually pretty cool. I cant wait to finish the racing bike thing and piano! You dont just get cardboard! You get software that teaches you how to make the items plus games to play with the items you built! Its target audience is kids who like crafts and video games. Im 33 and Ive had fun putting these together and seeing how "just cardboard" can do such things. You can also make your own games with the included software.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product, not so on games

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    madnonsense
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    I assembled everything that comes in this box. The video instructions were simple for everyone to follow. The games, however, was so-so. Some games my nephew didn't like the motorcycle game. That device will slide off from your stomach if you don't keep it under control when you steer left or right. Fishing game is fun. Piano is fun. The house toy is my nephew favorite. RC car remote was dumb...will drain the joy con controller if you use it for a long time

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun for my family

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    sWiitch
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    I bought this to do with my 6-year old son. We’re having a lot of fun. It’s a little difficult for him to fold by himself without my help. I think in another year he could do it all with little or no help. The final products seem sturdy enough so I have no problem letting my 3-year old play too. We haven’t finished everything yet but so far it seems like a better value than a similarly priced LEGO set. I think all ages can have fun with this except maybe for teenagers that think they’re too cool for everything.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not just for kids

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    Preteenblackgirl
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    My gf and I, both in 30’s had a great time putting these together. It’s awesome to see how your work all comes together and then work in a seemingly magical way using the tech in the joycon. Nintendo did a great job explaining simply how to put everything together as well and then explains how it works. The games that come afterward are sort of shallow. I haven’t played everything yet but I’ve completed the 5 major projects. Liked it so much we finished them in 2 days.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good buy, now that the price has gone down

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    tetrisphere
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    If you like a combination of origami+Lego and also like the Switch, this is a good game to pickup. You will need some patience for assembly, but when you're done you will have something fairly sturdy to play with. If you want to make it hold up better, slap on some duct tape. If you want to make it prettier, get out some markers. I think the initial price for these Labo kits was high, but the reduced price is about right.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Average addition

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    jbriones1
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    I did not completely understand the reason for Nintendo to release this, the whole aspect of it is kind of like legos and have your kids built and use them in the game but it is not necessary and at times it gets in the way of enjoying the game. I would recommend it for kids but if you're an adult or teenager not necessary, it seems more like a money gimmick for Nintendo, which they have a lot already

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Caters to the inner engineer

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    Valric
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    I decided to pick some of these up since they were on sale during November and I have always been curious about these. Although I am definitely a gamer first, these are pretty fun and offer a different and clever way to utilize the Switch. The Vehicle kit interacts with Mario Kart which probably makes this one the best of the Labo offerings. The Variety kit is probably a close second.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I bought a cardboard box full of cardboard...

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    Sidewinder
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    For this being a box full of cardboard sheets it's actually pretty cool. I wish my kids were a bit older as they don't want to sit still long enough to put these things together. 1-3 hours per item is a long time even for me. We have only done a few of them and the kids really enjoy it. I do wish the games had more depth. It's basically a tech demo. Still really cool what you can do with some cardboard and controllers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Creative way to upgrade Nintendo Switch

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    JericaShuss
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    My son loves building and using the different options in the labo. The fishing pole and game has been really fun. Some grownup help might be required to put various parts together and we have used tape to hold things in place as needed. We are currently working on the piano which is a bit more difficult. Fun way to use sensory skills to build and create instead of just playing video games.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Like Nintendo? Have kids?

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    Itsdavestone
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    Buy this. If you have kids, buy this. It’s better for a kid who is closer to 8 to build it, but my 3 year old daughter loves playing with the piano and the house. This is very fun and unique novelty. Just make sure your kids are gentle, and you have somewhere to store these after they are built. I’d give it 5 stars if it was great for all Nintendo fans, but I think it’s better suited for a specific crowd.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected

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    LRHocker
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    We were so taken back by the fact that this product was made out of cardboard that we refused to purchase it. So our son saved his money to purchase it for himself. It actually is pretty neat to see how it works. He had a lot of fun putting the different projects together and it is cool to see how interactive the cardboard pieces are with the actual game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun but not for everyone

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    Godlynight
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    Labo is a new thing from Nintendo that is more like Lego. The fun is more in the building. However with 5 different items to build there is a lot of fun to be had. The games leave more to be desired although I'M quite fond of the fishing game. Really your enjoyment of Labo will depend if you like putting things together. If you don't stay away, if you do then have a blast.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for kids

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    Sqeeks83
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    My nephew asked for this and so far he’s been having fun with it. I’m more of a PS4 gamer so I can’t speak from my own perspective, but he loves it. Be warned though, if you don’t have a kid who likes putting things together you may have to help. My nephew happens to love putting stuff together so it wasn’t an issue for him.

    I would recommend this to a friend