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FAQ
Learn more about making, building, and discovering with Nintendo Labo.
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  • How big are the Nintendo Labo kit boxes? What about the Toy-Con projects?
    • The box for the Variety Kit is 17.7 x 13.6 x 2.6 inches, and the one for the Robot Kit is 17.7 x 13.6 x 2.9 inches. We took some pictures of the finished Toy-Con creations so you can get a sense of their size. Check them out.
    • Some Toy-Con projects include accessory parts, as well, like the knobs for the Toy-Con Piano and tools for the Toy-Con Robot. Here are some convenient ways to organize these parts and other Toy-Con projects.
    • Organizing them this way makes it easy to store all your completed Variety Kit Toy-Con in one place.
    • The Robot Kit includes a hook on the back, so you can hang it on the wall.
    • ESRB Rating: EVERYONE 10+ with Fantasy Violence
  • Where can I buy Nintendo Labo kits? Can I buy replacement cardboard parts?
    • Most major retailers that sell video games will offer Nintendo Labo kits. You can order online from your favorite online retailers or check with your local retail stores. All the parts and software included in each Nintendo Labo kit are made to work together, so they’re always sold together.
    • But if you need replacement materials, you’ll be able to purchase them starting April 20, 2018, at http://store.nintendo.com or by calling Nintendo Consumer Service at 1-800-255-3700.
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  • Some of the Toy-Con projects look pretty complicated. Will I be able to make them correctly?
    • Don’t worry. Each kit includes interactive, step-by-step instructions for the Toy-Con creations in that kit on the included software cartridge. These instructions are easily accessible on the Nintendo Switch system (sold separately) and let you zoom in on a picture of the piece you’re building, view it from different angles, and go back if you want to check something again.
    • ESRB Rating: EVERYONE with Mild Cartoon Violence
    • And remember, it’s also fun to build things together with your older siblings, parents, or friends!
  • Do you have any tips?
    • There is a trick to making your creations look even better: the "pre-fold."
    • Pre-folding means creasing the fold before you assemble the Toy-Con project. This makes the angles and folds sharper so they fit together better, which results in a better-looking finished project.
    • When folding larger or longer parts, it helps to go back over the crease using more pressure. This gives you a cleaner line.
    • The interactive instructions will point out how and where to pre-fold.
  • What do I need to make these Toy-Con projects?
    • All you need is a Nintendo Switch system (sold separately) and Nintendo Labo kit, which includes the engineered cardboard sheets, accessories, and Nintendo Labo software for that kit. No tools are necessary to build Toy-Con projects.
    • Simply pop the pieces out…
    • And put the parts together.
  • What if I mess up a step or two?
    • If your Toy-Con project isn’t turning out quite right, don’t panic. You can rewind the on-screen instructions and rotate the shape on the screen to match what you see, then go forward from there. You may need to carefully redo a fold to get yourself back on track. And you can always ask a parent or friend for help!
  • What if I push a little too hard and rip the cardboard?
    • Since Toy-Con creations are made of cardboard, repairs can often be made with common household materials like tape and glue. You can use colorful masking tape to fix and decorate your creation at the same time.
    • ESRB Rating: EVERYONE with Mild Cartoon Violence
    • Also, we recommend that you keep your cardboard sheets, even after the pieces have been removed from them. That way you can use the empty spaces created by the removed parts to trace and cut out spare parts from extra cardboard.
    • ESRB Rating: EVERYONE with Mild Cartoon Violence
    • Finally, if you need replacement materials, you’ll be able to purchase them starting April 20, 2018, at http://store.nintendo.com or by calling Nintendo Consumer Service at 1-800-255-3700.
  • What age range is this appropriate for? How long does it take to make these projects?
    • The challenge level should be just right for grade-school kids, but younger kids can join in on the fun with help from parents or older siblings. We expect to see fans of all ages trying these experiences.
    • The time it takes to build a Toy-Con project varies based on its complexity and the skill of the builder. Some Toy-Con projects may only take 10-20 minutes, while others could take several hours. During longer builds, users can easily take a break between steps, then come back another time to continue.
    • At Nintendo Labo Studio events, where children from first to sixth grade participated in making Toy-Con projects, many participants were able to fully enjoy making and playing with Toy-Con projects.
    • You can find out what the lucky attendees of these events had to say about Nintendo Labo at https://labo.nintendo.com/testimonials/
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  • What if I lose some parts?
    • A good way to prevent this is by storing your Toy-Con parts together. For example, you could keep the smaller parts in any bag you happen to have handy.
    • The waveform and rhythm cards used with the Toy-Con Piano are easy to store by wrapping some string (not included) around them. Try placing the little bits that come out of the rhythm cards in a box to make them easier to keep track of.
    • Smaller parts such as knobs for the Toy-Con Piano or tools for the Toy-Con Robot can be stored inside the main Toy-Con they are used with.
    • Just to be safe, we recommend holding on to the cardboard sheets, even after the pieces have been removed from them. Then you can use the empty spaces left by the removed parts as stencils to trace for replacement parts.
    • Finally, if you need replacement materials, you’ll be able to purchase them starting April 20, 2018, at http://store.nintendo.com or by calling Nintendo Consumer Service at 1-800-255-3700.
  • Can I put the Toy-Con Robot suit on by myself?
    • At first it might be a little tricky to put on the Toy-Con Robot suit by yourself, but the included software shows you how to do it. Be sure to take a look before you try to wear the suit.
    • ESRB Rating: EVERYONE 10+ with Fantasy Violence
  • Are there two-player modes?
    • Most Nintendo Labo software is designed as a single-player experience. However, two-player modes are available for a couple of Toy-Con creations.
    • Two players can engage two Toy-Con RC Cars in a sumo-inspired competition, or race them against each other, using the two RC Cars included in the Variety Kit, one Nintendo Switch console, and two sets of Joy-Con controllers. (Nintendo Switch system sold separately; one set of Joy-Con controllers comes with the Nintendo Switch system, and the second set is sold separately.)
    • Two users, each with their own Toy-Con Robot, can battle one another on a single Nintendo Switch screen (additional Robot Kit and Joy-Con controllers required; sold separately).
    • ESRB Rating: EVERYONE 10+ with Fantasy Violence
    • Also, you can invent your own multiplayer games in Toy-Con Garage mode. It’s a lot of fun, so be sure to try it out.
    • ESRB Rating: EVERYONE with Mild Cartoon Violence
  • How durable is the cardboard?
    • Nintendo Labo Toy-Con creations should last a long time when used and treated properly. If your creations do need repairs, you can often make them with common household materials like tape and glue.
    • Also, we recommend keeping the cardboard sheets, even after the pieces have been removed from them. You can use the empty space left by the removed pieces as stencils to trace and cut out spare parts from the empty bits of the remaining cardboard.
    • If needed, replacement materials can be purchased starting April 20, 2018, at http://store.nintendo.com or by calling Nintendo Consumer Service at 1-800-255-3700.
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  • Can I paint or decorate my Toy-Con projects?
    • Once the build is complete, you can make each Toy-Con creation your own by customizing it with paint, markers, stickers, and other accessories (customization tools and materials not included). The only limit is your imagination!
    • Careful, though: the Nintendo Switch system and Joy-Con controllers are electronic devices, so be sure to remove them from your Toy-Con creation before you decorate.
    • Pro tip on painting: Be sure to mix your paint with only a tiny bit of water to keep the colors vivid and the cardboard sturdy.
  • What is the extra sheet included with each kit for?
    • An additional sheet of engineered cardboard is included with each kit that you can use to customize your Toy-Con creations. For example, the sheet for the Variety Kit includes an additional roof for the Toy-Con House, while the sheet included with the Robot Kit includes a customization piece for the robot visor.
    • Check out these cool customizations.
    • These extra sheets also include extra parts that you can use when inventing your own ways to play with the included Toy-Con Garage mode such as a piece of cardboard shaped like a person or Nintendo Switch screen covers. You can use these however you like!
    • ESRB Rating: EVERYONE with Mild Cartoon Violence
  • Can children use the Toy-Con Garage mode?
    • Kids who experience the Make, Play, and Discover modes of Nintendo Labo will gain the knowledge and techniques they need to invent their own projects in Toy-Con Garage.