Maybe you need a gift for the Nintendo Switch owner in your life. Maybe you’ve grown tired of playing Switch games exclusively on a screen. In either case, Nintendo Labo could be a perfect solution. These build-it-yourself cardboard kits bring a whole new dimension to gaming on the Switch. And right now, Walmart has the Nintendo Labo Variety Kit on sale for $45, down from $70. Nice.
Nintendo Labo is a series of cardboard toys you assemble yourself by following the animated directions in the Switch game that comes in the package. Once your cardboard creations are assembled, you can use them as controllers in the mini-games also included on the Switch cartridge.
The Variety Kit comes with five cardboard projects for you to assemble and use to interact with the game:
- Two Toy-Con RC Cars
- Toy-Con Fishing Rod
- Toy-Con House
- Toy-Con Motorbike
- Toy-Con Piano
As for how fun it is to build and play, you can check out our Nintendo Labo Variety Kit review. In it, Kallie Plagge wrote, “[T]here’s a surprising amount of depth to what you can do with the kit’s stack of cardboard sheets and cutesy software. It’s a remarkable educational tool and an opportunity to see your creations come to life, and that’s something very special, even if the games themselves don’t stand out.”
If that sounds like something you or someone on your gift list would enjoy, hop on this deal quickly, because it’s unclear when the price will go back up to normal. And if you’d rather try out the Labo Vehicle Kit, Amazon has it on sale for $10 off, bringing the price down to $60.