Nintendo is giving away a Labo-inspired Switch for their Creators Contest
We’ve not seen any different colours or designs for the Switch apart from the Joy-Con yet, but it looks like that might be changing soon.
Nintendo, including here in Australia is holding a Nintendo Labo Creators Contest, and the prize this time is something special — winners of the contest will be given a unique Labo-inspired Switch console. The Labo console pulls out all the stops, with the main body of the Switch, the Joy-Con, and the dock all sporting a snazzy cardboard aesthetic.
Here’s how you can enter the Australian competition, American’s head here instead;
The search for Australia and New Zealand’s greatest Nintendo Labo creations and customisations has begun with the launch of the Nintendo Labo Creators Contest for Australia and New Zealand. Whether you’re a master inventor or a creative spirit, anyone can take part and have a chance to win some amazing prizes, including a special Nintendo Switch system. For this contest, entrants can submit their creations in two different age categories:
- Kids: In this category, children aged 11 and under can submit an original Toy-Con creation or customisation. You can even get some help from a parent or guardian.
- Teens / Adults: For kids at heart, aspiring Toy-Con creators and decorators aged 12 and above can submit their creations in this category.
Creators in either category are tasked with either submitting a new, original Toy-Con project using Toy-Con Garage, a mod of an existing Toy-Con, or your own uniquely decorated Toy-Con. All submissions will be reviewed based on spirit, creativity and construction quality. Got an idea for your own original Toy-Con creation? Grab some cardboard sheets, dive into Toy-Con Garage and see where your creativity takes you. Or break out the pens, paints, stickers, stencils and anything you can find, and show us your one-of-a-kind customised Toy-Con designs.
Submissions will start on the Nintendo Labo website on 19th July and close on 7th September, but entrants can start preparing right now. The overall winner in each category will receive a very special prize: a special Nintendo Switch system designed to look like cardboard. Finalists will receive a Joy-Con Pair customised with the same design. More details can be found on the Nintendo Labo website.
While previous special edition consoles — like the Super Mario Odyssey and Splatoon 2 editions — have featured unique colouring for Joy-Con, this is the first one we’ve seen with a different colour and design for the Switch itself and the dock, too.
Still, it’s good to know that Nintendo is at least open to the idea of releasing different styles for the Switch.