Nintendo Labo has a Built-In Plan for Replacing Lost Parts

Nintendo Labo has a Built-In Plan for Replacing Lost Parts

Lose a Labo part? No worries.

Nintendo has put up an official FAQ page for its Nintendo Switch, cardboard toy venture Nintendo Labo. In it, Nintendo answers some of the most pressing questions they believe consumers will have with its new product, such as what happens in the case of a broken cardboard part. Nintendo's solution? Make your own replacement.

In one of the longer responses in the FAQ, Nintendo addresses the question, "What if I lose some parts?" For this Nintendo suggests taking certain precautions like storing loose Labo parts in bags, wrapping loose boards in string, or keeping spare parts in a box.

However, in the event that you completely lose a Labo part, Nintendo's recommended solution is using the cardboard sheet you ripped the piece from and using it as a stencil to trace your own replacement part. A DIY solution for Nintendo's DIY toys.

Don't worry though, if you do actually lose a Labo part, Nintendo says that replacement materials will be sold starting April 20, 2018 through Nintendo's online store, or through Nintendo Consumer Services.

A lot of the questions asked in the FAQ revolve around broken or lost parts. Presumably Nintendo is anticipating questions about the durability of cardboard as a material with questions like, "What if I mess up a step or two?" Or "What if I push a little too hard and rip the cardboard?"

Cardboard is a pretty durable material though and should last a fairly long time on its own, though as we've written before its eco-friendliness is a big part of Labo's appeal. For more on Nintendo Labo check out our Nintendo Labo guide for all the latest release info.

Nintendo Labo is scheduled to come out on April 20 with two variants, a $79.99 Robo Kit and the $69.99 Variety Kit.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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