Nintendo Labo enables kids to make interactive DIY creations with cardboard parts

Consumer electronics giant Nintendo has revealed a new collection of kits that let children build DIY creations. Nintendo Labo features modular sheets of cardboard that are designed to interact with the Nintendo Switch console and Joy-Con controllers. The cardboard transforms into interactive objects called Toy-Con, which come to life so you can play different games.

The Toy-Con announced by Nintendo were an RC car, fishing rod, house, motorbike, piano and robot. The 13-key piano conducts real musical arrangements, with the IR Motion Camera in the right Joy-Con detecting key presses and playing each note through the Nintendo Switch's built-in speakers. The functioning set of handlebars lets kids take control of their own motorbike, with a Joy-Con inserted in each side and the Nintendo Switch console cradled in the middle displaying their race on the screen.

Nintendo Labo launches on April 20 in the U.S. and on April 27 across Europe. You can get a first look in the video below.

Nintendo Labo

Consumer electronics giant Nintendo has revealed a new collection of kits that let children build DIY creations. Nintendo Labo features modular sheets of cardboard that are designed to interact with the Nintendo Switch console and Joy-Con controllers. The cardboard transforms into interactive objects called Toy-Con, which come to life so you can play different games.

The Toy-Con announced by Nintendo were an RC car, fishing rod, house, motorbike, piano and robot. The 13-key piano conducts real musical arrangements, with the IR Motion Camera in the right Joy-Con detecting key presses and playing each note through the Nintendo Switch's built-in speakers. The functioning set of handlebars lets kids take control of their own motorbike, with a Joy-Con inserted in each side and the Nintendo Switch console cradled in the middle displaying their race on the screen.