Like the other Labo kits, it's a real treat to assemble. It brings about that same childlike joy of putting together a Lego kit. The instructions via the included Switch cart are detailed and far more useful than any sort of paper guide. Everything fits together perfectly and it holds up far better than you'd expect it to. As for the VR, if you've used Google Cardboard, you've used a better version of VR. The Switch screen is way too low res for this and at the very least most Google Cardboard kits give you a strap; holding the Switch at head level for longer than a minute is tiring and annoying. Not that you will want to hold it for longer than a minute. The included games are naff, the mode in SM:O is a novelty at best and Zelda's VR mode would be considered an act of terrorism in my book. If spending £35 to build a toy that looks and feels brilliant - especially when you consider the whole thing is cardboard - sounds worth it, go for it. It truly is an enjoyable project that lasts for a few hours. Just don't expect anything else.
I just got this and so far it’s good fun but strong agree - it’s more a cheap facsimile of VR. I think it’s a real shame that all the games that they put VR in were third person so didn’t really make sense in VR.
Great deal! Heat added. As someone who owns this set, I'll tell you now that the VR is ugly as heck. The Switch wasn't designed to be held so close to your eyes, so the image is very pixelated and blurry - but it does work! Having to hold the Switch limits the potential, which is especially infuriating as the Joy-Cons have really good built-in motion tracking, and the included software is more of a series of tech demos than a full game, but it does provide a basic VR experience. It also comes with a create mode, but I took one look at the set-up of a program and noped out of there; Mario Maker's simple drag-and-drop system it ain't. What I do love about Labo is, unlike any other peripherals, if they break, you can easily fix them; if they're in your way, you can take them apart and flat-pack them; and if you no longer want them, you can recycle them; all of which are wonderfully user and environmentally friendly.
I bought two sets before, one has the robot and that doesn’t need the base VR set. It was a stand alone set. Then I also bought a vr expansion set without realising so I couldn’t use it without this one. This is a stand alone set but you can buy add ons to play other games and other features. my nephew loves these
I haven’t got the set so can’t really say, there are some links in the OP, but would say videos on YouTube would demonstrate better as it’s VR