Stay on target ‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President Nintendo Labo has arrived! Finally, you can fold up a bunch of cardboard, stick the Nintendo Switch tablet inside, and create all sorts of cool kid- (and eco-) friendly toys. We’ve already gotten a taste of playing a cardboard Labo piano or wearing a cardboard Labo robot suit. And we’ll have more impressions soon after we get some more time with the retail product. But now Switch owners everywhere will get the chance to turn pizza boxes into extensions of their Maker and coding imaginations. Even Bill Nye agrees!One big question mark still hovering around Nintendo Labo though is durability. Nintendo gaming hardware is notoriously indestructible. But Labo is literally cardboard. And even the thickest cardboard isn’t immune to the ripping of aggressive children or the decay of spilled juice. Even while treating my own Labo as carefully as possible I’m always afraid I’ll break it with my grown man strength.Following the Labo announcement, Nintendo has been vague about how parents would be able to calm down their kids once if and when their Labo creations get smushed. But now we have some answers, and they’re actually pretty generous.Chances are it’s only going to be one Labo piece that breaks. So it would suck to buy another whole $69-$79 kit just to get one scrap of cardboard. Fortunately, Nintendo is letting you buy individual repair sheets. Based on Japanese prices, a replacement sheet should cost around $1.50 while a replacement kit for an individual Toy-Con (like the fishing rod or little house) should cost around $12. And for $10 you can get a pack of rubber bands, string, and the special reflective IR tape that powers Labo’s coolest functionality.But since Labo is about the joy of making things yourself, Nintendo has also offered an even cooler, alternative repair option. Head over to the Labo site and you can download free PDFs of all of the templates. With them you could theoretically trace over regular cardboard (making sure to get the perforated creases right) and make an infinite number of homemade Labo toys. However, you’d still need the game itself which for now is only available physically in the Labo kits. So don’t think Nintendo is giving you a free game.Still, these are pretty useful resources for Labo owners. There was some fear that Nintendo would charge way too much for cheap cardboard and then charge way too much again to replace that cheap cardboard… because it’s cheap cardboard. But I know I’ll rest easier and treat my Labo a little less delicately knowing repairs won’t reduce me to living in a cardboard box.Buy it now!Buy Nintendo Labo Variety Kit.Buy Nintendo Labo Robot Kit.Nintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
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Last Updated on: September 20th, 2019 at 8:02 am, by