General Tips for Using Nintendo Labo

Applies to: Nintendo Labo


Players follow along with the Nintendo Labo software on Nintendo Switch to “Make” Toy-Con using corresponding cardboard cut-out pieces. Once the Toy-Con is assembled, you can “Play” games and “Discover” new ways to interact with your Toy-Con creations.


Make:

  • Follow the instructions in “Make” closely. You can always Pause or Rewind if you need some extra time on the steps.
  • Damaged or missing items from the accessory kit can usually be replaced with household items. For additional information about replacing Nintendo Labo items, click here.
  • Make sure to use the correct cardboard sheet. Each sheet has a letter in the corner - the letter on your sheet should match the letter in the instructions.
  • As directed in the instructions, fold carefully along every line before you begin building.
  • Make sure the printed side is facing the correct way. The instructions will show you when the printing should be facing up or down for each step.
  • Once you’ve finished creating something, hold down the “Done” button until the onscreen timer counts down to 0.
  • Take breaks whenever you feel you need to. Instructions are divided into steps so you can easily stop and come back to the next step later. You don’t need to put together the whole project at once!

Play & Discover:

  • The Play and Discover modes let you play with the Toy-Con in new and different ways. Play through the different activities to unlock ways to play.
  • You can experiment with your Toy-Con to interact with it in different ways. If your Toy-Con is not responding as expected, click here for additional assistance.
  • In the Toy-Con Garage, you can develop and create your own ways to play. If you need inspiration (or help), there is a menu in the upper-left corner of the Toy-Con Garage with additional tips and tutorials.
  • You can use the Customization set to decorate your Toy-Con however you’d like. For the best final results, fully assemble the Toy-Con before customizing it. (Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using paint, glue, or other materials.)