Best Nintendo Labo Kit for Beginners iMore 2020

Enter the world of your video games even more than before with Nintendo Labo Kits. With these DIY kits, you can create Toy-Con accessories that add a sense of reality to your game. Build your own accessories and customize them however you'd like to make them your own. If DIY sounds a little scary, check out our list to see which one may be best for you to start with.

Our pick: Nintendo Labo Variety Kit

Staff pick

The Nintendo Labo Variety Kit is the best Labo kit for beginners because it includes several different Toy-Con options to build: two RC cars, a fishing rod, motorbike, a house, and a piano. This kit alone will keep you busy for hours as you build. Plus, all of the games that come with the kit are fun for everyone. Even if you or your family don't usually do DIY stuff, the kit provides easy step-by-step instructions on how to build each Toy-Con creation.

Advanced Variety: Nintendo Labo VR Kit

Although this VR kit is a little more advanced, it's defintiely worth the work! Enjoy VR on your Switch with this kit that includes the VR goggles, blaster, camera, elephant, bird, and wind blaster for a fully immersive experience. Not only does this come with a variety of Toy-Con options, but it also has a wide range of game options and the VR Plaza. The multi-player ability makes this fun for everyone!

A cut down option: Nintendo Labo VR Kit Starter Set + Blaster

If you want to test out the VR experience but are hesitant to go all in, this Starter Set + Blaster is a less expensive option that still offers a variety of VR games. Toy-Cons include the blaster and goggle set and expansions can be added later if you decide you enjoy it and want to do more. Keep in mind you may spend more money buying them separately. However, you do still have access to the VR Plaza and mini-games too!

Get ready to drive: Nintendo Labo Vehicle Kit

The Vehicle kit has everything you need to create your own vehicle, including cars, submarines, and planes. Now you'll feel what it's like to be in the driver's seat of a variety of different vehicles! You can make and customize your own car, submarine, or plane, along with some other cool vehicles. The controls for each game in this kit vary, and each Toy-Con simulates a different vehicle. It's definitely a bit more advanced than what comes in the Variety Kit, but it's still a lot of good, wholesome fun.

Become a robot: Nintendo Labo Robot Kit

If you want some advanced robot fighting, then you can't go wrong with the Nintendo Labo Robot Kit. With this one, you can build your very own cardboard robot suit and customize it the way you like, both in real life and in-game. The game has plenty of challenges to complete and you can even challenge friends in battles. Be warned though, the Robot kit is definitely a little bit tougher to build.

Bottom line

Even if you've never done any DIY stuff before, the Nintendo Labo system is practically foolproof. The on-screen step-by-step directions are fairly clear-cut and easy to follow. However, if you are getting this for a kid, just note that there may be some help required from parents. Each Toy-Con creation can also be customized to however you want, whether it's with stickers, paint, markers, or other crafting materials.

If you're a beginner looking to get into the DIY Labo stuff, then the Variety Kit is the best way to go about it. You'll get the most bang for your buck in terms of variety, and it's a great way to get the entire family into Nintendo Labo. Once you've had enough of the Variety Kit, maybe you'll want to go big and try out some virtual reality fun with all the additions in the VR Kit. Either way, just follow the instructions and in no time you'll have your very own Labo creation!

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