Nintendo Labo goes all terrain in brand new Vehicle Kits

Back in April, Nintendo Labo took the world by storm in unique new ways, with cardboard. The kits allowed you to create a ranged of different ToyCons and play with them in various ways by using the Nintendo Switch hardware and software. Labo also came with some really cool creation tools so you could programme your own ToyCon too. We absolutely loved Nintendo Labo, don’t believe us? Check out our review!

If you are starting to feel bored with all the ToyCon you’ve built already, then you’re in luck as Nintendo Labo is going all terrain in the newly announced Vehicle Kit. This kit allows you to create ToyCons like a Car, a Submarine, a Plane, a Pedal, two Keys and more, you can also seem to change your vehicle on the fly in one huge world. Best of all, there isn’t long to wait as the kit releases on the 14th September 2017… in just over a month!

Check out the press release after the break!

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Leon Fletcher

I am a huge Nintendo fan, hence why NintyBuzz exists. I especially love all things Zelda and Metroid. NintyBuzz was started by me back in the Summer of 2014, it started out mainly as a hobby, though the site has gradually grown, and I hope it grows for many years to come!

By |2018-07-27T07:55:11+00:00July 27th, 2018|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments

KidZania London ‘switches’ things up with the Nintendo Labo Workshop

Earlier this year, on the lead up to Nintendo Labo’s debut, Nintendo held Nintendo Labo Workshop events which allowed members of the public to get some hands on time with the creative construction kits. The Nintendo Labo Workshop is returning, this time on a seemingly permanent basis at Kidzania, the ‘indoor city run by kids’.

The experience starts in the MAKE station, where kids are able to make and customise their own RC Cars. This is then followed by the Discover station, where attendees can bring their RC car to life with the Nintendo Labo software. The DISCOVER station will also allow guests to try out the other Nintendo Labo ToyCons. At the end of the experience, the youngsters will be able to take home their very own personal RC car, along with a super special Nintendo Labo Workshop certificate.

Check out the full press release after the break!

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Leon Fletcher

I am a huge Nintendo fan, hence why NintyBuzz exists. I especially love all things Zelda and Metroid. NintyBuzz was started by me back in the Summer of 2014, it started out mainly as a hobby, though the site has gradually grown, and I hope it grows for many years to come!

By |2018-07-17T15:19:11+00:00July 17th, 2018|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments

Create and Win in the Nintendo Labo Creators Contest

In addition to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe receiving Nintendo Labo support, Nintendo of Europe had one more Labo related announcement today: the Nintendo Labo Creators Contest. One of my mostly highly rated features reviewed from the Nintendo Labo Variety and Robot kits was the ToyCon Garage. The ToyCon Garage allowed you to create your very own ToyCon with some mostly simple coding.

If you have had any brilliant ideas while playing around with the ToyCon Garage, it may be worth becoming your own Edison and making that idea a reality yourself. Nintendo of Europe are holding a special contest where the best creators will win themselves a specially designed Nintendo Switch console that looks like cardboard… don’t worry though, we’ve been rest assure that the console will still not get soggy if you leave it out in the rain, though it still probably isn’t a good idea to do so anyway!

There are three different categories you can enter, which means there are three different ways to win:

  • Creations: Got an idea for your own original Toy-Con creation? Grab some cardboard sheets, dive into Toy-Con Garage and see where your creativity takes you – the sky’s the limit!
  • Customisations: Break out the pens, paints, stickers, stencils and anything you can find, and show us your one-of-a-kind customised Toy-Con designs!
  • Kids: In this category, children up to the age of 12 can submit an original Toy-Con creation or customisation. You can even get some help from a parent or guardian.

The submission period will take place between the 19th July 2018 and the 7th September 2018, but it still may be a good idea to start now so that you can submit your videos and photos ready for when submissions open next month!

You can find out more about the contest here. Happy creating and best of luck!

Leon Fletcher

I am a huge Nintendo fan, hence why NintyBuzz exists. I especially love all things Zelda and Metroid. NintyBuzz was started by me back in the Summer of 2014, it started out mainly as a hobby, though the site has gradually grown, and I hope it grows for many years to come!

By |2018-06-26T10:39:26+00:00June 26th, 2018|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, WIN!|0 Comments

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Gets Labo Support

Back in April, Nintendo released the innovative Nintendo Labo kits. These kits allowed users to create a range of different cardboard toys for use with the software, as well as create their own inventions. One of the creations in the Variety Kit were the motorcycle handlebars.

Today, Nintendo released a brand new update for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe which allows you to get more immersed in the crazy karting action. You can now use the Motorcycle ToyCon to race your way through the tracks of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe! Once updated, just enable JoyCon support for each player using the ToyCon, and you’re all set.

Additionally, Nintendo also said that they will bring even more Labo compatibility to other titles in the near future, so don’t recycle those kits just yet!

If you still haven’t tried out either Nintendo Labo or Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, you can check out our Labo review here, and our Mario Kart review here!

Leon Fletcher

I am a huge Nintendo fan, hence why NintyBuzz exists. I especially love all things Zelda and Metroid. NintyBuzz was started by me back in the Summer of 2014, it started out mainly as a hobby, though the site has gradually grown, and I hope it grows for many years to come!

By |2018-06-26T10:21:51+00:00June 26th, 2018|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments

REVIEW – Nintendo Labo: Variety and Robot Kits

Who knew that a company like Nintendo could get away with selling cardboard. Heres the thing though, it isn’t just any kind of cardboard, it’s Nintendo Labo. These kits allow you to make a range of different toys called ToyCons, you can then play with said ToyCons, then you can discover how they work and even create your own ToyCons.

Does Nintendo Labo provide more fun than cardboard should, or has it got less depth than flatpacked furniture? Find out in our review after the break!

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Leon Fletcher

I am a huge Nintendo fan, hence why NintyBuzz exists. I especially love all things Zelda and Metroid. NintyBuzz was started by me back in the Summer of 2014, it started out mainly as a hobby, though the site has gradually grown, and I hope it grows for many years to come!

By |2018-08-15T21:53:46+00:00May 4th, 2018|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Review|0 Comments

Nintendo Labo Launch Stream

Thank you to those who joined me on Friday in our Nintendo Labo Launch Day stream It didn’t go totally to plan, but still had a lot of fun, and hope you all enjoyed.

If you missed out, then the whole stream is available to watch now on YouTube. I’ve conveniently embedded it below!

Leon Fletcher

I am a huge Nintendo fan, hence why NintyBuzz exists. I especially love all things Zelda and Metroid. NintyBuzz was started by me back in the Summer of 2014, it started out mainly as a hobby, though the site has gradually grown, and I hope it grows for many years to come!

By |2018-04-30T12:20:58+00:00April 30th, 2018|Features, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments

Nintendo Labo Lauch Stream Airs Friday

This week I plan to have a little break from streaming Xenoblade Chronicles X on the Wii U. Instead I am going to do a special stream for the launch of Nintendo Labo in Europe this Friday.

I plan to start streaming at around 2pm BST (give or take depending on when my kits arrive in the post), and I plan on doing an unboxing, a couple ToyCon builds, as well as just faffing about with ToyCon Garage.

Be sure to check it out on our Twitch Channel!

Leon Fletcher

I am a huge Nintendo fan, hence why NintyBuzz exists. I especially love all things Zelda and Metroid. NintyBuzz was started by me back in the Summer of 2014, it started out mainly as a hobby, though the site has gradually grown, and I hope it grows for many years to come!

By |2018-04-25T20:29:44+00:00April 25th, 2018|Features, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments
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