Nintendo recently released its Nintendo Labo kits for the Nintendo Switch console. There are currently two kits available, a Variety Kit and a Robot Kit, which task kids (and kids at heart) to make, play, and discover with cardboard housings they can insert their Nintendo Switch and Joy-Con controllers into to creative interactive gaming and learning experiences.
To be honest, I wasn’t totally sold on the concept until my son picked up the Variety Kit this past weekend. Not only was each project a great building experience but my daughter spent more time on the Switch playing with his creations than she has since we got the portable console. The Variety Kit allows users to create Toy-Con RC Cars, a Toy-Con House, a Toy-Con Motorbike, a Toy-Con Fishing Rod, and a Toy-Con Piano. Using the latter two projects, along with the Robot Kit, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots were joined by Ariana Grande in a cardboard/Nintendo Switch instrument rendition of “No Tears Left to Cry.”
While Ariana Grande sang and played a custom Joy-Con triangle, Jimmy Fallon used a guitar and the Toy-Con Piano, Questlove added some drum beats with the Robot Kit, Black Thought added in some interesting sounds using an Electric Guitar Toy-Con Fishing Rod, both Kamal Gray and James Poyser each used a pair of Toy-Con Pianos, Captain Kirk and Mark Kelley played cardboard Acoustic and Bass guitars, while Stro rounded everything out using a Toy-Con Garage Drum Machine.
If you were impressed by the projects included with the Variety Kit or Robot Kit, you’ll really be impressed by this cardboard/Nintendo Switch instrument ensemble. Check it out below:
Given the current projects available and some of the Toy-Con Garage projects, it’ll be interesting to see what else Nintendo comes up with for their Nintendo Labo lineup.
What do you think about Ariana Grande, Jimmy Fallon, and The Roots performance of “No Tears Left to Cry” using Nintendo Labo instruments and Nintendo Switch consoles? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.
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