Nintendo has announced that out of the box, Nintendo Labo will sport a feature that allows Labo owners to create and customize their own cardboard robots. This will allow players to expand the capabilities of Nintendo Labo beyond the pre-selected gadget included in the Variety Set.
The feature is called Toy Con Garage. It uses basic programming tools, combining simple “if, then” statements with input and output options based on the Switch’s Joy-Con controllers. An example provided by Kotaku is that you can connect a button press to a vibration cue, even from one Joy-Con to another.
Toy Con Garage was demonstrated as a way to expand the possibilities of Nintendo Labo beyond what is already pre-defined in the various Kits. Using the programming, the piano kit was used to make a guitar instead, and the fishing rod was transformed into a musical instrument. Extra Joy-Cons can also be incorporated to make more elaborate configurations as well.