Nintendo and Lego have surprised fans with a new announcement: they are collaborating to release a range of Animal Crossing-themed products. The news was confirmed on Nintendo’s social media accounts, with a short trailer showcasing some of the characters and scenery from the game in Lego form.
Animal Crossing is a series of life simulation games that allow players to create their own island, interact with animal villagers, and customize their homes and surroundings. The latest installment, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, was released in 2020 and became a huge hit, selling over 34 million copies worldwide.
Lego is a well-known toy brand that produces interlocking plastic bricks and other accessories that can be used to build various models and structures. Lego has collaborated with Nintendo before, releasing sets based on the Super Mario franchise, such as the Lego NES console, the Lego Super Mario 64 question block, and the Lego Bowser’s castle.
What to expect from the Lego Animal Crossing sets
The trailer for the Lego Animal Crossing sets did not reveal much details, but it did show some of the iconic elements from the game, such as the Nook’s Cranny shop, the museum, the town hall, and the airport. It also featured some of the popular characters, such as Tom Nook, Isabelle, Blathers, Celeste, K.K. Slider, and more.
The trailer ended with a message that said “Coming soon”, but did not specify a release date or price. However, some leaks in August suggested that there will be five sets that will launch in March 2024. These are:
- Set 77046: 170 pieces ($15)
- Set 77047: 164 pieces ($20)
- Set 77048: 233 pieces ($30)
- Set 77049: 389 pieces ($40)
- Set 77050: 535 pieces ($75)
The leaks did not reveal the names or contents of the sets, but they are likely to include different buildings and locations from the game, as well as various minifigures of the animal villagers. Fans can expect to see more information and images of the sets in the coming months.
How fans reacted to the announcement
The announcement of the Lego Animal Crossing sets was met with excitement and enthusiasm by fans of both brands. Many commented on how cute and adorable the sets looked, and how they would love to add them to their collections. Some also expressed their hopes for more sets in the future, featuring more characters and items from the game.
However, some fans also expressed their concerns about the availability and affordability of the sets. Some pointed out that Lego products tend to be expensive and sell out quickly, making them hard to obtain for some customers. Others wondered if the sets would be compatible with other Lego products, such as the Super Mario ones.
Overall, the Lego Animal Crossing sets seem to be a promising addition to the Lego and Nintendo collaborations, and a great way for fans to enjoy their favorite game in a new way. The sets are expected to be released in March 2024, but fans can watch the trailer here to get a glimpse of what’s coming.