Nintendo Labo's cardboard inventions may well be a great way for people of all ages to get hands-on and let their creativity fly, but it would be understandable for parents to have their concerns about splashing the cash on a strange, new concept. Luckily, Nintendo is on hand to let families try out the fun for free in a series of workshops headed to North America next month.

The workshops aim to give some of Nintendo’s younger fans a safe, family-friendly space to experiment with the Labo play kits; the events will be taking place all across the country and will encourage kids to let their DIY talents run wild. The workshops will be an hour long, offering interactive activities using the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit, and on-site “lab assistants,” (experts in white lab coats and fun coloured shirts) will also be around to help attendees learn the ins and outs of Labo. 

Admission is free of charge, and kids between the ages of 9 and 12 years old are encouraged to attend. You can see a list of the areas hosting events down below, and you can get more details on your chosen area by heading to this link.

  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Orange County, California
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaSavannah, Georgia
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Seattle, Washington

Of course, with Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit - the third Labo set to be announced so far - launching on the 14th September, now could be a great time to see what all the fuss is about. If you want to attend an event, make sure to keep checking the link we provided above - you'll need to register your family on the website to attend.

Do you still play with your Nintendo Labo sets? Are you yet to give it a go? Let us know if you'd like to attend a Labo workshop in the comments below.