Need Spare Parts for your Nintendo Labo? Templates are Now Available

Nintendo Labo remote


I will freely admit that the Nintendo Labo kits are beyond me. However, quite a few people are thrilled with the cardboard perhipherals for the Nintendo Switch. However, one problem with them is the lack of spare parts. However, the Labo blueprint patterns are now available online through Nintendo (for free, even), however the Labo does need more than just cardboard to work, so you can't quite build your own.

In order to control the Joy-Con as a fishing rod or an RC car, you're going to need the software to do so, which simple cardboard just can't get you. Sadly enough, you cannot craft your way into getting a free Labo. I know, I know. The world is not fair.

The patterns are designed to be blueprints for replacement parts because the Labo is designed for children and children are great at destroying cardboard. So if you need spare parts because you busted yours or wore them out, Nintendo is at least a bit merciful.

The patterns are easy to use – you just download the blueprints, print them out, cut them out (because I doubt you have paper in the shape of Labo parts, then lay the cut out patterns down over a bit of spare cardboard, secure them so you can trace around the patterns, and cut them out. Pretty much exactly like a sewing pattern you'd download from the internet. Except you won't be using

And, as Polygon indicates in their report on the spare parts, "The .pdfs are also a tip-off for how intricate these Labo creations are and how much work may be necessary for them."

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About Madeline Ricchiuto

Madeline Ricchiuto is a gamer, comics enthusiast, bad horror movie connoisseur, writer and generally sarcastic human. She also really likes cats and is now Head Games Writer at Bleeding Cool.
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