UK finalists announced for the Nintendo Labo Creators Contest


18/09/2018

Over the summer, we began our search for Europe’s greatest Nintendo Labo creations and customisations with the launch of the Nintendo Labo Creators Contest.

We asked master inventors and creative spirits to show us what they could dream up using Nintendo Labo, and we were blown away by the creativity and imagination that went into each and every contest entry. A huge thanks to everyone who took part!

Without further ado, here are the UK finalists in each category: Creations, Customisations, Kids (aged 3-12). Creation entries were judged by James Burton of X Robots and Tinufel Cosplay. Customisation entries were judged by Jamie Jo Burns and Tom Burns, the hosts of the Nintendo Labo UK YouTube channel. Kids (aged 3-12) entries were judged by Harrison and Con from Kidzcoolit.

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UK Creation finalist

Labo Cato by Vicky Cole

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What the judges had to say:

"This design is both interactive and fun, showcasing the abilities of the Nintendo Switch when combined with the external creativity that you can put it in. The clever use of coloured film to change the light makes the cat really come to life. We particularly liked that it not only acts as a game, it is also a little house for a cat to play in. Lovely effective decoration, too. Well done!"

UK Creation runners up

Labo Saxophone by Jesse Brener

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What the judges had to say:

"We were very impressed by the craftsmanship and joint effort by these siblings to make a saxophone. What more can we expect to see from these lovely creators?"

Super Blooper Bedtime by Chris Alexander

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What the judges had to say:

"This is a lovely little game with a well-executed crafted cardboard construction. A well-presented and fun little game."

UK Customisation finalist

Crabo by Alan Taylor

What the judges had to say:

“We really love how the crab RC Car has been modified to have moving crab legs and how its moving sideways, rather than its conventional forward and backward approach. This customisation went above and beyond to show how Nintendo Labo can be customised beyond what is provided in the box and how you’re not limited to the shape, size, cardboard and direction of movement.”

UK Customisation runners up

Pipbrooke Cottage by Beth S-Sear

What the judges had to say:

“This is a great design customisation and an amazing homage to Animal Crossing. This will be a perfect little housing unit for when Animal Crossing comes out on the Nintendo Switch next year! We might have to make our own one at home when the game does release!”

Scorpion by Vicky Cole

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What the judges had to say:

“We were impressed by the work put into building and customising the RC Car and how they added armour to really create that scorpion effect.”

UK Kids finalist:

Nintendo Labo Fish by Isaac Freeman

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What the judges had to say:

"This is amazing! We would definitely get this!"

UK Kids runner up

ROBOT KITTEN RESCUE – Sol Harboun

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What the judges had to say:

"This is bubbling with imagination and we love the retro Arcade Coin-Op design. Also you could use this Nintendo Labo build for loads of different games!"

Each of the above finalists will receive a custom-painted Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Pair and a copy of the recently released Nintendo Labo: Vehicle Kit. They’ll also receive a Nintendo Labo Creators Contest trophy too! All of the runners up will receive a Nintendo Labo: Vehicle Kit.

But the Creators Contest doesn’t end there…

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All the finalists entries from all across Europe will soon be judged by a panel of top secret Nintendo Labo experts to determine the overall European winners per category. Check back soon to see which finalists will become winners and receive the grand prize: a custom-painted Nintendo Switch system!

Find out more about the Creators Contest at our official Nintendo Labo website or subscribe to the Nintendo Labo UK YouTube Channel where you’ll find new videos every week.