The “Nintendo Labo” officially launches on Friday, but Variety got its hands on one of the innovative Nintendo Switch game kits a bit early. The “Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01 Variety Kit” comes with a box packed with decorated cardboard, strings, rubber bands, sticky paper, and a number of little gaskets. Most importantly, it includes the instructions and guides, all built into the included “Nintendo Labo” game card, for how to assemble this collection of crafting goodies into things like a toy remote control bug, fishing rod, motorcycle, and piano. Also built into the software is a sort of programming code that allows owners to make their own interactions using the Switch and that could, perhaps, teach a bit about science and programming.
Check out our gallery for your first look at what Labo building equipment comes inside this $80 pack (We paid $80 for this, but it appears the MSRP is $70) . We found:
- 15 rubber bands of two sizes
- two colored pieces of string
- Four plastic gaskets
- A variety of yellow stickers for marking your creations, not decorating them
- Two small pieces of sandpaper
- Cardboard, lots and lots of cardboard. Specifically, 28 pieces of perforated, decorated cardboard
Stay tuned to Variety Gaming throughout the day and week for more Nintendo Labo coverage.