Step aside Labo – this fan made a Switch piano out of paper

Nintendo caught a lot of people off guard last year when it first revealed the initial set of cardboard-based constructible toy-sets that are a part of its Nintendo Labo product line.  These ‘Toy-Cons’ have garnered a split reputation, with some being quite fond of the concept (like elementary school students and their teachers), to others (mostly young and older adults) feeling as though it’s a waste of time. Regardless of which part of the spectrum you fall into, one can’t deny that it is at least a pretty creative concept. That’s why the actions of this fan are so impressive because he decided to follow-up Nintendo’s idea and do something that’s arguably even more impressive.

Using some glue, scissors, construction paper and a lot of skill, Reddit user ‘JPLC78’ posted a video showing off his custom-made pop-up piano. While it’s similar in functionality to the original cardboard Labo Piano Toy-Con, this is arguably more impressive seeing that it can seamlessly fold and unfold. Even more impressive is that the creator got it to actually be compatible with the Labo software, just as if it were an official Toy-Con.

Indeed, Labo offers quite the inspiration to the creative members of the gaming community, and this creator definitely deserves major props for his efforts. Now, let’s wait and see what people do after the upcoming Labo VR kit hits store shelves in April. 


A.K Rahming
Having been introduced to video games at the age of 3 via a Nintendo 64, A.K has grown up in the culture. A fan of simulators and racers, with a soft spot for Nintendo! But, he has a great respect for the entire video game world and enjoys watching it all expand as a whole.