Nintendo Labo: VR Kit for Nintendo Switch

By Shannon Gurnee
In Game Review
August 16, 2019
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We received the Nintendo Labo Kit from Nintendo to facilitate this review. All opinions are mine.

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A few years ago, we bought our boys Nintendo Switches for Christmas. They love playing them as handheld games and on the tv with each other, as well as friends. Thanks to Nintendo, we had the opportunity to check out the NEW Nintendo Labo Kit. It was pretty dang cool and the kids had fun both putting it together and playing with it!

Nintendo Labo VR Kit for Nintendo Switch

 

Nintendo is always creating some sort of fun game or accessory and our kids love it! The Nintendo Labo: VR Kit is a unique first VR experience that kids and families can build themselves. The Nintendo Labo: VR Kit combines the innovative physical and digital gameplay of Nintendo Labo with basic VR technology to create a simple and shareable virtual reality experience for kids and families. Nintendo Labo: VR Kit is the fourth kit in the Nintendo Labo series, providing the tools to make DIY cardboard creations called Toy-Con; play a variety of games with the creations; and discover how Nintendo Switch technology brings it all to life.

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit offers six new Toy-Con creations to build, including the Toy-Con VR Goggle, which combine with the other creations to allow players to interact with the virtual world through imaginative real-world actions. Fend off an alien invasion with the Toy-Con Blaster, visit a colorful in-game ocean and snap photos of the sea life with the Toy-Con Camera and so much more.

Nintendo Labo VR Kit for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit encourages passing around the Toy-Con creations among a group of people so everyone in the room can easily join in on the fun. To help encourage this social gameplay, players simply slip the Nintendo Switch console into the Toy-Con VR Goggles and hold it up to their eyes to explore numerous games and experiences – no head strap needed.

“This new kit builds on the core tenets of Nintendo Labo – Make, Play and Discover – to introduce virtual reality in a way that’s fun and approachable for both kids and kids at heart,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We wanted to design an experience that encourages both virtual and real-world interactions among players through passing around Toy-Con creations.”

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit launched in retail stores with two primary configurations – one that includes all Toy-Con creations and one that includes a smaller selection of projects to get started.

Nintendo Labo VR Kit for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit

Available at a suggested retail price of $79.99. The complete Nintendo Labo: VR Kit includes the Nintendo Switch software and materials to build all six Toy-Con projects. This includes the Toy-Con VR Goggles, Toy-Con Blaster, Toy-Con Camera, Toy-Con Bird, Toy-Con Wind Pedal and Toy-Con Elephant, as well as a Screen Holder and Safety Cap. It’s a good option for kids and families who want to dive in to the full experience.

Nintendo Labo VR Kit for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit – Starter Set + Blaster

Available at a suggested retail price of only $39.99. The Starter Set includes the Nintendo Switch software, plus all the components to build the Toy-Con VR Goggles and Toy-Con Blaster, as well as the Screen Holder and Safety Cap. The Starter Set is a great entry point into the world of Nintendo Labo VR.

Players that own the Starter Set can purchase the following optional expansion sets to expand their experience:

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit – Expansion Set 1**: Available at a suggested retail price of $19.99, Expansion Set 1 includes the Toy-Con Elephant and Toy-Con Camera.

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit – Expansion Set 2**: Available at a suggested retail price of $19.99, Expansion Set 2 includes the Toy-Con Wind Pedal and Toy-Con Bird.

The inventive Toy-Con Garage mode – included as part of all Nintendo Labo software – returns with Nintendo Labo: VR Kit, offering basic programming tools for players to experiment with. More information about the experiences offered by Nintendo Labo: VR Kit will be revealed in the future.

The Nintendo Labo: VR Kit – Starter Set + Blaster and complete Nintendo Labo: VR Kit will be available in stores on April 12. The two expansion sets will be available exclusively online at https://store.nintendo.com/. For more information about Nintendo Labo: VR Kit, visit https://labo.nintendo.com/kits/vr-kit.
Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/.

*Users can easily turn off the VR feature and use the included Screen Holder instead of the VR Goggles to enjoy any of the included games and experiences in 2D.

**The two expansion sets do not include the Toy-Con VR Goggles or Nintendo Labo: VR Kit software.

Nintendo Labo VR Kit for Nintendo Switch

About Nintendo

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo SwitchTM system and the Nintendo 3DSTM family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment SystemTM, Nintendo has sold more than 4.7 billion video games and more than 740 million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game BoyTM, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DSTM family of systems, Super NESTM, Nintendo 64TM, Nintendo GameCubeTM, WiiTM and Wii UTM systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at https://www.nintendo.com/.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

35 Responses to “Nintendo Labo: VR Kit for Nintendo Switch”

  1. Thank you! I hope to hear more updates from you. This is what I want to know more about.

  2. Valerie says:

    I am a huge Nintendo fan, we have had all of their systems through the years. This would be great for kids wanting to learn more STEM.

  3. Kelly Martin says:

    The Nintendo Labo VR kit looks great. I’d love to try it!

  4. Nintendo Labo: VR Kit for Nintendo Switch is so cool! Kids can really visualize it more. Hope there will be more innovations like this.

  5. Wow! This is soooo amazing! Kids will totally love this! And also the kids at heart. Looks so much fun.

  6. I can imagine Nintento fans everywhere going mad for this. It sounds so visual and a real step forward. Great stuff.

  7. This would be a really cool games for the kids. I think I can start to plan for the Xmas present for my teen nephews and I think they will love this.

  8. Arya says:

    Games are a great way to learn skills. Love this review.

  9. I’m sure my kids are on the verge of asking us for one of these. I’ll have to put it on the list for the holidays!

  10. Carolyn says:

    This looks like so much fun! What a creative new product!

  11. We do not have the Nintendo games but this seems like a great way to play and have the VR experience. I know my son will love to play on this system.

  12. Denise says:

    Nintendo Labo: VR Kit for Nintendo Switch is so cool! Kids can really visualize it more. Hope there will be more innovations like this.

  13. Rena says:

    I bet that is so cool! I love gadgets and I’ve never seen the VR in real life before. It would be cool to check it out.

  14. How neat! I know my kids will want one of these. They love to play the Nintendo Switch.

  15. Liz Mays says:

    Oh these sets are actually really cool. I love how hands-on the gaming experience becomes!

  16. Heather says:

    We have this and love it! It’s such a fun STEM project and the mini games are a blast to play!

  17. The Labo range always sounds like such fun. I have to admit I didn’t know they did a VR Kit one! I wonder if we have anything we could use it with already, I’ll have to do some digging!

  18. I am already looking out for Christmas presents and this is a superb idea for my son who loves Nintendo. It is going to be fantastic and I can’t wait to try it myself

  19. GiGi Eats says:

    YES! Something ELSE I can get for my husband! Ha! He has a switch, and I love to gift him little presents here and there so this is GOING on the list!

  20. Anna says:

    My kids are still little, but I´ve heard of Nintendo being kids favorite! It looks like a great idea for the present!

  21. Nintendo Labo sounds like so much fun! I’d like to purchase this as a gift for my nephew. It’s also a great Christmas idea for the holidays!

  22. Monica Y says:

    My son would love to have this Nintendo Labo, maybe I should get one for the holidays

  23. Kristine Nicole Alessandra says:

    My grandson is still too young for this but I know my nephew would love to have one. I am getting this for him now and then give it to him on Christmas. Oh yes, I start my Christmas shopping in August. 🙂

  24. Catherine says:

    Looks like so much for the kids! How the times have changed since my kids were little…the VRs are so innovative.

  25. alexandra cook says:

    This is something that my kids would really love. They would be so happy to have this. I need to take a look with this one.

  26. I love watching kids concentrate on something so intensively! It makes me want to join in on the fun, too.

  27. Wendy Polisi says:

    Those kits are actually a lot of fun! My niece got one and he really loved setting it all up.

  28. Jennifer says:

    I’ve heard brilliant things about the Nintendo labo vr kit. Great to hear you loved it too. I think my kids would love it.

  29. Ruth I says:

    I heard so many great feedback about this. It instantly changes the overall virtual experience. Certainly a must have.

  30. That sounds amazing! I would love to try that one out someday, VR are actually fun.

  31. Kathy says:

    This looks like a lot of fun. I’ve been wanting to get the Nintendo Switch too. I have been waiting til closer to Christmas in hopes to get it on sale. Will have to check this VR out too.

  32. Theresa says:

    This solves the dilemma of what to get my nephew for Christmas this year. He’s all about his Nintendo gaming, so I’m sure this addition to his collection is going to be a real hit!

  33. Beth says:

    This looks like it would be a lot of fun for kids. My teens really enjoy their Nintendo Switch. (And I like to play Mario Kart and Super Smash Brothers.)

  34. Melanie says:

    My tween is obsessed with her Switch! These expansions are so cool! They’ll make perfect birthday presents for her October birthday.

  35. HilLesha says:

    I have always been a big fan of Nintendo! My oldest son hasn’t played on the Switch yet, but I’m toying with the idea of getting him one someday soon. He’d love it!

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