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Nintendo Labo expansion kits for Switch are on sale for $20 each

Got a Nintendo Switch? These excellent add-ons are both fun and educational.

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Did you know the Nintendo Switch has an educational side? It does if you pair it with a Nintendo Labo Kit. Available in four varieties, these cardboard papercraft-meets-programming kits promise to expand the Switch gaming experience via DIY building and creativity. Perfect, I might add, for bored, quarantined kids.

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For a limited time, and while supplies last, Amazon has three of the four kits on sale for just $19.99 apiece. They originally sold for $60 to $80.

Nintendo Labo VR Kit: $19.99

Nintendo Labo Vehicle Kit: $19.99

Nintendo Labo Robot Kit: $19.99

But, wait, there's more: If you're a Costco member, you can get the VR and Robot kits bundled together for $27, a genuinely fantastic deal.

The kits include various cardboard materials for creating various objects or playthings that, in turn, work with the Switch. You can read CNET's Labo VR review to learn more about that particular kit, and also check out Bridget Carey's Vehicle Kit deep-dive. For what it's worth, all of these kits have very high ratings from customers -- not just at Amazon, but at Best Buy as well (where I've often seen Labo sales as well). 

If you have experience with this, hit the comments to share your thoughts. My take: At $20, these are too good to pass up -- especially if you have kids at home.

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Originally published earlier this year. Updated to reflect changes in availability.

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