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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For anyone with a sense of imagination

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    HoboBrigade
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    The Nintendo Labo series got a lot of heat when it was announced. "Only Nintendo could market cardboard and charge a premium." I'm glad that I'm not this jaded. For your money you get 5 cardboard accessories that you get to build from precision cut cardboard panels, minigames to accompany each accessory, and the ability to "program" new devices that you might create on your own. Nintendo really did their research and, while challenging at times, putting together the models couldn't be more intuitive. The minigames range from meh to strangely addictive, but the real gem here is the Toy-Con Garage, which intuitively lets you create new functionality and you're only limited by your imagination. Will everyone enjoy Labo? Probably not. But if you enjoyed building models, Legos, or K'nex as a kid, this will bring you back to your childhood and give you a sense of wonderment you probably haven't experienced in a while. If you have kids that are into building sets, this could be a great bonding experience building these with them or even helping them design new Toy-Cons in the garage. I've got to hand it to Nintendo, they really know how to bring you back to your childhood and they knocked it out of the park with this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This one is a good starter than the robot one

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    Ghettokon
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    I pre-order this package because of many things: 1. As a VR AR developer, I am frustrated with the poor controller design by HTC, Oculus, Daydream, and Gear VR. LABO is a breakthrough and an inspiration for specialty controllers. 2. Grow up with Anime and Japanese toys. Cardboard is a very important component in this experience. From the monthly children learning magazine's folding cardboard toys to the famous anime characters and robots made of cardboard, LABO is the next big thing to extend this cultural significance. However, I don't think Americans would appreciate cardboard as much as Japanese do other than packing materials. 3. Putting this together by yourself is long and painful. It is like experiencing one of those love of first sight romance with a quick burn out. The robot box is so many works. We only played for about 30 mins, I had not touched it for the past 3 weeks. I recommend starting with the other box set first.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun alternative use for the Switch

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    AGuicho
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    I’ve been interested since Nintendo first announced it. I don’t know why i waited to buy this, it’s a really cool concept and fun if you like building things like legos. I never thought I would be playing a piano with my switch but Nintendo made it work and the software even explains how each toy-con works and it’s very interesting. You learn things about the switch like the use of the IR camera on the right joy-con and how the HD rumble differs from other gamepads. Overall it’s fun both building the toy-con and using them but I wouldn’t recommend kids building it on their own because the cardboard can be messed up if not careful. Luckily, Nintendo sells replacement toy-con sheets on their website if a piece happens to be destroyed beyond repair.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun for kids...and adults!

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    Matt
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    I’m having a great time with my wife putting these cardboard creations together. It’s fun taking turns with folding the cardboard cutouts while the other controls the Switch’s on-screen instructions, which are very intuitive. We put some music on and knock these things out. Then it’s fun messing around and experimenting with the capabilities of the Switch’s joy cons and how they interact with the cardboard objects and the surrounding environment. May not be for everyone, but if you like taking the time to build the stuff and mess with what really are toys, this is for you. Some of the projects may be a little too much for small kids, as you have to be careful not to damage the semi-delicate cardboard. But with adult supervision, they should be good!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must have for your kids

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    Bran5678
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    What a neat idea by Nintendo, I highly recommend this product. It is very interactive and gets kids to build, create and learn. My 18 year old spent over an hour working with his 11 y/o sister building the fishing activity. Anything that can bring those two together for that long is pure magic in my eyes! It really speaks to how interesting the whole product is and its broad appeal. younger kids will certainly need some help building a couple of the projects. Beyond that, the activities you help create are a bunch of fun and work really well. I haven't been this impressed with Nintendo since the original Wii came out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ingenious

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    Euka
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    This Nintendo Labo kit might seem pricey at $70 "just for cardboard." However, the designs of the kits are quite complex, and feels quite sturdy when put together. The cardboard kits were designed well for ease of putting together, but do note that it does take quite a bit of time to assemble one of the kits - they vary in complexity and can take from 1 to 3 hours per kit. The software also gives you games to use it with, but the software also teaches you how the different sensors work in the games, as well as a general understanding of how the sensors work - so it's educational if you're interested in that kind of stuff as well. I thought it was all very interesting :)

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Product!

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    SubparGamer
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    Video games and building kits like Lego K,nex were my favorite toys as a kid. Nintendo LABO is a great combination of both. The cardboard is surprisingly sturdy all things considered and the builds were a lot of fun. The games themselves are a little light on content but I'd assume that's because the focus is on creation. The ability to make your own creations is awesome and provides limitless possibilities. I can't wait for the next LABO kit! My only complaint is how slow the instructions play even when sped up. Also, the music during the instruction screens get old fast as you will likely listen to it for about 8-10 hours if you build everything.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Most cardboard fun I've had since I was 5!

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    Yanny
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    I am really happy with this purchase, it's even more fun than I hyped it up to be. It's like origami and video games combined, and I've always loved both. It's simple but so captivating, and it's all the more rewarding to play with something you put together yourself. Plus, they make great party games for everyone weather you are used to playing games or not. My grandfather never liked games for as long as I can remember because he always thought they were too complicated, but he happily took to these games and spent an hour fishing on TV while his 4 yr old great grandson was giving him tips. This is a definite must buy for any switch owner!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Makers

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    Jardex
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    Let me clear upfront about this. This is NOT a $70 game. This is a $70 kit. While the games themselves are pretty good, they alone don't justify the price. The real fun comes from building the kits, then figuring out how they work. To add on to this. The included software has Discovery lessons that teach you about each aspect of the models. Beyond this, there's a garage mode that gives you free reign to program your own models. All in all, if you're the type that likes building and creating, then you'll probably enjoy this. Just don't expect the games to be full of depth by themselves.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great experience with the kids and grown ups

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    Steve
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    I was hesitant to buy this at first due to the fact that its cardboard but I decided to give the variety pack a chance because it looked like it would allow the kids to try a little bit of everything out instead of focusing on a particular theme like the other kits. The fishing was the most interesting out of all the kits in this variety pack and I can definitely see myself purchasing the other sets seeing how enjoyable putting together the kits were. Would definitely recommend if you can get these kits on the right deal.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Awesome

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    LintLicker24
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    I like the concept of tricking kids into being creative, got this as a gift for my girlfriend's little brother who is usually on some form of screen but he could not be more excited for 6 hours putting together the first few kits. And to my surprise he showed the fishing rod to me and the quality of the cardboard is kind of ridiculous the thing was actually had some heft to it. I am excited to see the piano one in action and for him to give me the low down on how the sensors work! Overall I think I was more excited about it than him but worth the price!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nintendo revisits its roots... kinda...

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    Adam
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    Nintendo started as a hanafuda card manufacture before evolving into a video game juggernaut, so using cardboard creatively is not out of the question. This can be a great introduction to STEM for kids, and the cardboard holds up decently. You will spend a lot of time on these builds, and some other games have begun to incorporate the Labo builds into control schemes (e.g., Mario Kart 8 Deluxe allows the motorcycle build to be used). The Garage is where you can come up with your own ideas (using whatever items you have on hand).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great fun with the Kiddos

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    Tebunker
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    This activity kit is a fun thing to do with your kids and family. You will follow the animated instructions on the screen, that you fast forward or rewind, and carefully construct several objects that interact with the switch and the joy cons. Getting everyone involved can help with the building process and makes the play time more satisfying. Don't expect the games to be super deep, but they are all fun in small bursts. A lot of them have creative sides too that let you make your own levels or music etc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

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    ddblue01
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    Whoever came up with this kit a a genius! My friend and I have spent many hours building the different items and having been having a blast playing with them! I’ve heard so many people complain about it being so expensive for just pieces of cardboard but I think the real value comes from the included software. There’s so much to do and learn. I love it! Plus using cardboard allows for fun customization with coloring and stickers!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    More Nintendo Magic

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    Komali100
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    I may be ostracized for only playing Nintendo products and told that they are only for children, but I play video games to have fun. And Nintendo Labo is more proof that you don't need much to have fun! Being able to do so much with ordinary cardboard is the stuff of magic! And then learning the mechanisms of how the magic works is awe inspiring. Nintendo Labo provides a kind of experience that I truly believe is the same, no matter how old you are. There is a reason why Nintendo remains so successful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Similar to building IKEA furniture

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    GamerDad
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    My average, eleven-year-old son has quit playing Fortnite to build some of the projects. I was a little hesitant about getting this because he doesn't have the longest attention span. It reminds me of building IKEA furniture. The instructions are vague, and they could improve on a numbering system on the cardboard sheets. But, he gets a huge sense of accomplishment when he finishes a project on his own. Helpful hint: Don't let your child take apart the cardboard sheets until they actually need that item.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nintendo Switch to the rescue...

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    Ljmphotography
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    I play a lot of games on the PS4 and my daughter has been wanting to play video games with me. I use to give her a controller with no power and have her "play" along with me (what parent hasn't done this). She has gotten wise. So I decided to save my tips and use it to purchase the Nintendo Switch. One of the best purchases I've made. My daughter is over the moon with the fact that she can now play games with her dad.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Item

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    DanS1
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    This set adds real world hands-on play to the Switch. My son enjoyed building each kit. Everything worked like it was supposed to so he was never frustrated. He was an avid LEGO builder and the construction aspect of this appealed to him and it also fired up his curiosity and imagination about what other things the game controllers could be adapted to. I'm very glad I bought this kit and have mu eye on the others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent educational toy

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    Bollieboys
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    I bought this to check out the educational value of this and were blown away with it. The tutorial was detailed and step-by-step. While this is targeted at children, parents will need to help the kids assemble the different kits. We were blown away with the piano kit. It took 3 adults a few hours to put it together but it worked wonderfully... highly recommended getting this for parents & kids to work together!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great to build with kids

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    Joekun
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    Really enjoying building this with my kids. One thing that really surprised me though is how when you think you’ve done everything with a particular build Nintendo manages to take it one more step. All this happens in the “Discover” area. For example you build a simple RC car, decorate it, have fun moving it around only to find later that 2 RC cars can play sumo. There are all kinds of extras that keep the toycons interesting longer than you would think.

    I would recommend this to a friend