Ludicrously Labo: PrettyGreen’s top five Nintendo cardboard creations
Here at PrettyGreen, we’ve had a whole lot of fun working on the launch of Nintendo’s new cardboard sensation, Labo, and since launch day, we’ve been keeping a close eye on social media for the most “outside the box” creations.
Here’s our top five weird and wonderful things people have done with Labo, so far:
5) The Labo Toy-Con Piano is one of the many magical things you can build out of the flat pack, cardboard sheets – but no one has yet taken it to the same extreme as Japanese musician, Geniway, who has beautifully recreated songs from Final Fantasy XIII and Splatoon.
Fun fact: Did you know that some of the earliest Grime instrumentals were created using a PS1? Including this PG fave: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bMQTU2iI1E
4) Shoutout to Reddit user, electricpiilot, for recreating quite possibly one of the cutest Pokémon, Vulpix, into one of Labo’s vibration-controlled RC Cars. Be careful not to get too close though, as this innocent-looking creature will burn your eyebrows off in a heartbeat.
3) UPS have certainly got in the spirit of Labo by creating its very own Labo Toy-Con-Tainer – a nifty little suitcase made out of cardboard to store all your favourite Labo creations. Kudos UPS – you’ve proven yourselves to be top dogs of the packaging world.
— The UPS Store (@TheUPSStore) April 26, 2018
2) Calling all animal lovers! One YouTube user has created their very own dog treat dispenser, using the vibrations of the Switch’s Joy-Cons. It’s barking mad if you ask us!
Interestingly, this innovation was developed before Nintendo Labo was even launched! Hats off for being ahead of the game.
1) The number 1 spot goes to Japanese researcher and inventor, Kentaro Yoshifuji, who, using the motorcycle Joy-Con, was able to take control of a 13-year-olds wheelchair (with permission!), enabling him to cruise the streets in true Nintendo style.
— TAKERU/TK2/YUU (@Takeru_FTX) May 1, 2018
And there we have it… five incredibly wacky, but wonderful Nintendo Labo creations. Think you can do better?