Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Garage Puts Creation In Your Hands

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The Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Garage lets you build and program your own cardboard creations Nintendo

Ever since it’s announcement a few weeks ago, Nintendo Labo (Nintendo’s new blend of video games and cardboard toys) has had gamers everywhere wondering what Nintendo will announce next. Today,, Nintendo announced a new feature for Labo that allows gamers to make their own toys and creations using a Nintendo Switch.

Called the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Garage, this feature lets people create their own Labo toys instead of using already-established sets. Players use the Switch to add actions and reactions, essentially basic programming, to a series of behaviors for custom cardboard toys. Once programmed, Labo users mount Joy-Cons to them and make the new creations come to life.

Reports from Polygon indicate it is possible to make something as complex as a guitar using the Toy-Con Garage software. The physical guitar body was made using household pieces of cardboard as well, as opposed to an already designed kit. The guitar was also capable of switching between modes quickly.

Polygon also noted the Toy-Con Garage software can be used to combine pre-existing Labo toys, or use them in different ways than intended. An example was given of the motorbike handlebars and the RC car from the Labo Variety Kit. Both sets are intended to work separately, but using the Toy-Con Garage software, can be combined into one, with the handle bars controlling the RC car.

As of right now, there are two planned sets for Nintendo Labo: The Variety Kit and the Robot Kit. The Variety Kit includes five different projects, including the fishing rod and piano. The Robot Kit only includes the robot project, which looks much more involved than any of the other sets. Both kits are scheduled to release on April 20.

Player.One’s Phil Martinez is currently at an invite-only event in New York City, exploring more with Labo and Toy-Con Garage. Look for his hands-on coverage soon.

So what do you think? Are you excited to build your own interactive cardboard toys using the Toy-Con Garage? What other crazy ideas do you think Nintendo will reveal next? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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