Video: When I reviewed Nintendo’s Labo kits a few months ago, I was genuinely impressed that the company had managed to create playable accessories out of cardboard. However, a few months later they’re starting to show some wear and tear, and glue and tape can only go so far when it comes to repairing them. That’s why I love the idea of recreating the Labo toys using infinitely repairable LEGO.
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I’ve got to admit, despite owning a launch day Nintendo Switch and more games for it than I’ve had time to beat, when the first two Labo kits came out in earlier this year in May, I skipped over them like a hot turd on a steamy footpath.
As far back as the NES, the video game industry has been trying to sell us unnecessary accessories. (Remember R.O.B.?) Companies have occasionally come up with fun alternatives to playing with a controller - think Guitar Hero - but when you eventually finish or get bored of a game, you're left with a mountain of unwanted plastic - think Rock Band. That's where Nintendo Labo is different, it encourages gameplay experimentation, without all the guilt.