The winners of the first Nintendo Labo Creators Contest have been announced — and the creations are just as creative and kooky as you’d expect.
Released in April, the cardboard Nintendo Labo kits are Do-It-Yourself projects that encourage players to get hands on and build accessories for Nintendo Switch. The accessories are then attached to the Switch and Joy-Con controllers to play specific software. The different projects have been dubbed Toy-Cons by Nintendo and range from piano sets to robot suits, and from houses to fishing rods.
The contest focused on getting creative with the existing Nintendo Labo Toy-Cons and going beyond what comes in the kit. There were three categories in the first Creators Contest: Best Decorated Toy Con, Best Toy-Con Mod Using Toy-Con Garage and Best Original Invention Using Toy-Con Garage.
The Best Decorated winners included a beautiful homage to The Legend of Zelda made out of the Labo piano kit.
The zaniest creations came from the Best Original Invention category. Among the winners was a tea time-management game, with Nintendo-inspired tea flavors such as “Boo-long” and “Cappy-mille.”
The other two winners were just as creative: a solar-powered totally working cardboard accordion and a super complex coin-slot candy dispensing line game.
The full list of winners can be found on the Nintendo Labo Creators Contest page. If you missed out on this round, never fear. The next Nintendo Labo Creators Contest kicks off on July 19 and will run until Aug. 20.