Nintendo makes Labo spare parts available via downloadable templatesBy Robin-Leigh Chetty 23 April 2018 | Categories: news
The Nintendo Labo range of accessories for the Switch are cute and surprisingly a lot of fun. They're also made of cardboard which means they are a bit easier to break or damage than plastic alternatives. In order to address the issue of spare parts, Nintendo has made a number of downloadable blueprint patterns available via their website.
This latest release also means that gamers can circumvent the normal means of purchasing Nintendo Labo accessories, but as Polygon points out, one will still need software for specific Labo toys in order for Joy-Con controllers to interact with them properly.
Another issue will be the printing, as your standard at-home printer probably won't get the job done, which means you will likely have to go to a specialist retailer in order to print your desired Labo blueprint.
There's also the small matter of how long it takes to construct a Labo accessory, with something like a piano or RC car taking a good couple of hours to complete. If, however, you're a determined hobbyist or DIY-er, it is certainly worth the effort.
Check out Bill Nye giving Nintendo Labo a whirl in the video below.
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