well.. at least ¯_(ツ)_/¯
It seems as if you won’t be forced to shell out out as much money for Nintendo Labo as originally thought, as IGN France has more details regarding the newly announced Nintendo Labo that wasn’t originally known. The site details that “the kits will not be mandatory – although the cartridge is needed – since Nintendo plans to offer the cardboard design pattern for free for aspiring builders”. This means, that a much more cost-affordable DIY option will be available, allowing a variety of options for creative players. It is still not known at this time as to whether or not the software will be sold separately.
Nintendo Labo will be releasing on April 20th of 2018.