Nintendo is combining cardboard crafts and video games, a seemingly odd combination. After releasing two Nintendo Labo kits that allowed players to turn their Switch console into either a wearable robot suit, motorbike or a piano, Nintendo continued creating innovative ways to integrate cardboard. Now, the company has released the Nintendo Labo Vehicle Kit, which contains a car, plane and submarine, according to New Atlas.
You start with sheets of cardboard that need to be pressed, folded and slotted together to make Toy-Cons such as a fishing rod or RC car. These cardboard inventions are then brought to life by inserting the Switch’s screen and controllers that make use of vibrations, motion and infrared sensors.
The newest car Toy-Con is a lap-mounted steering wheel and foot pedal located on the floor. The plan is controlled through a joystick, and the submarine is operated by turning two wheels. All of them are powered up by inserting a key that is in the form of a Joy-Con wrapped in cardboard.
Players can use these Toy-Cons to play games on the Switch console for races, battles and more.
Filed Under: Joysticks, Materials • advanced