Nintendo, the one of the giants in video games entertainment and Kidzania, a world designed for children to experience a fun filled day using real life careers.
I can happily say that Kidzania now has a brand new addition to it’s already wonderful world, the worlds most innovative gaming company Nintendo have opened their brand new workshop all about Nintendo Labo!
“But what is Nintendo Labo?” I hear you say? Well, let me tell you. I once heard someone say,
“If Nintendo put their name on a cardboard box, people would still buy it!” That’s pretty much it! Nintendo Labo is a brand new gaming experience available on the Nintendo Switch that utilises cardboard construction sheets and the Joycon’s patented “Haptic Feedback” A.K.A the “HD Rumble Feature” to bring plain objects to life with incredible imagination!
We were lucky enough to be invited by Nintendo to be the very first group to trial the Labo Workshop at Kidzania where we would be shown the models, given talks on what they have and then let loose on a blueprint sheet of the “RC Car” model to take home!
The Nintendo section is located right at the back on the Kidzania, right near the Pokemon Animation Studio. Before you even get inside, you can almost feel the energy and fun vibes emanating from the shop’s windows! Bright colours and excitement were thrown at you from every panel. Inside the workshop, it is comprised of 2 rooms that each serve their own function. The first is the introduction to Labo and where you are given the opportunity to create a model from their inventory. The second room showcases all the amazing things that can be played with including a Motorbike handlebar (customised for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe), A beautifully small house, a Piano, a Fishing Rod and every child’s dream A GIANT ROBOT SUIT THAT DESTROYS BUILDINGS!
After our exclusive time with the Nintendo Labo, we were given full access to all of Kidzania. During our time, we visited British Airways, H&M, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Cadburys, Al Jazeera, Heart Radio, K-Mart and a dozens more! No matter your child’s interest, there WILL be something there to cater for any taste.
With our 50 kidzos gift that all children get upon entry, we were able to select which activities we wanted our children to either earn more Kidzos by working jobs or spending some to take part in special activities.
Before we knew it, 4 hours had passed and our two little ones, who can usually go on forever, were absolutely drained from so much fun crammed into the 75,000 sq foot world of Kidzania. So we took our stack of Kidzos and took a look in the shop where you can redeem them for all sorts of souvenirs. This time we chose to save them up so next time we can aim for the bigger prizes!
Thanks to Nintendo and Kidszania for inviting us!