Apr 20, 2018

My new favorite plaything: Nintendo Labo

“Fri-YAY!” has become quite the thing lately, and I love it.

And today is an extra-special Fri-YAY because today is the launch of one of my most favorite new playthings EVER… Nintendo Labo!

In my line of work, I see and often get to test out, a lot of new toy and game inventions.

So when one takes my breath away with excitement and awe, you know it’s something mighty special.

My son Truman and I got to travel to San Francisco recently for a hosted trip by Nintendo to learn about, and fully wrap ourselves up in Nintendo Labo’s greatness.

While these new sets are intended for kids slightly younger than my 16 year old son, he was instantly sucked in (as was I), by its innovation and “maker” style play.

Nintendo Labo kits invite children to “make, play, and discover”. To be active participants in the creation and exploration of their own playtime. Each maker kit comes with cardboard punch-out parts that kids bend and fold and connect together to create various toys and games.

Then, once built, the Nintendo Switch brings the toy or game to life. Your kids can create things like a working piano, a fishing pole with which to catch digital fish, a driving console, and more. Using a free app that provides 3D instructions that you can see from various angles, kids create each new plaything with ease.

There are several kits to pick from, and each one is as delightful as the next.

If you're following me on Instagram, you probably saw some of our goofy videos in my stories (included below just in case you missed out).

Nintendo Labo launches into the world TODAY and can be found at Amazon, Target, Best Buy, and various other retailers.

I truly think it’s one of the most incredible playthings ever created. Perfect for the upcoming summer break with kids!

Happy Fri-YAY, ya’ll!
— Meredith

Nintendo paid for our trip and provided a Nintendo Labo for me to test out, but all opinions are my own and this is a product my family truly loves. 


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