Virtual reality is a hard sell. The upfront costs are prohibitively high. The need for a sizable space excludes most apartment dwellers or folks with smaller homes. And the lack of experiences out there hardly justifies the investment. Nintendo is attempting to overcome those barriers with its Labo VR Kit, which replaces expensive peripherals with craftable cardboard. The company’s novel approach to virtual reality impressed me every step of the way — from construction to play. Nintendo created a set of experiences sold in four configurations that are collectively known as the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit. The $39.99 Starter Kit includes the pieces to build the required Goggles and the bazooka-like Toy-Con Blaster. The $19.99 Expansion Set 1 comes with the Toy-Con Camera and the bizarre-looking Toy-Con Elephant. Lastly, the equally priced Expansion Set 2 comes with the Toy-Con Bird and the Toy-Con Wind Pedal. The entire set can be purchased for $79.99. As with the … [Read more...] about The Nintendo Labo VR kit review
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So you’re thinking of getting a Nintendo Labo (or maybe you already have it). Which project do you want to build first? The Variety Kit is probably your best bet for getting the biggest bang for your buck; it comes with five projects. The box doesn’t tell you the approximate building time for each project, so we’ve listed them from shortest to longest along with a short description of what each one can do. Whether you want to make something quick or spend your afternoon with more than one project, the Variety Kit has multiple options. See which one is right for you. Happy building! RC Car: 20 minutes 10 minutes per car 20 minutes total The RC Cars are a terrific introduction to Nintendo Labo. Each car — there are two in the set — takes about 10 minutes to make, if that. The rumble of the Joy-Cons move the cars forward, and you can also enable two-player mode to race them. You can also create a track with magnetic tape that the cars can follow; they … [Read more...] about How long does Nintendo Labo take to build?