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Nintendo Confirms Lego Animal Crossing Collab

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Lego Tom Nook and Isabelle stand in a forest.

Screenshot: Nintendo / Lego / Kotaku

Nintendo confirmed a rumored Animal Crossing and Lego collaboration in an October 5 teaser trailer.

In August, a number of dependable Lego leakers, together with information web site Falconbricks, urged that Nintendo would work with the toy constructing firm on 5 Animal Crossing units starting from $15 (170 items) to $75 (535 items), and regardless of the minifig-packed trailer, we nonetheless don’t know the validity of those claims. Nintendo’s being reticent for the second; “Welcome to…LEGO Animal Crossing!” is all the corporate wrote on Twitter.

The trailer reveals numerous Animal Crossing villagers—together with grinning cat Rosie and blushing rabbit Bunnie—and collection mainstay characters—like public transportation king Kapp’n, entrepreneurial raccoon Tom Nook, and useful Shih Tzu Isabelle—as claw-handed Legos. They stand in a plastic tree forest and soar round, thrilled at this time suspended by a blue balloon (in Animal Crossing, blue balloons point out a crafting merchandise), which passes via the clouds and divulges AC’s and Lego’s logos facet by facet.

Based mostly on solely this teaser, we will assume that AC’s collaboration will at the very least embody the eight minifigs proven within the trailer, in addition to the inexperienced apple, orange, and cherry timber that seem behind them. Bunnie holds a leafy flower in her hand, and there are pale yellow and pink flowers, which seem like they may characterize AC’s hyacinths or roses, poking out of the bottom, too.

Nintendo and Lego have been working collectively since 2020. From this marriage, you’ll be able to presently purchase an enormous Lego Bowser set for $270 (Lego), a content-looking inexperienced Lego Toad in a $6 blind field (Lego), or a $270 Lego CRT TV (Lego) taking part in an NES copy of Tremendous Mario Bros. However this just-announced AC collaboration is the primary ever Animal Crossing set, and it’s the primary courageous sufficient to cease invoking mustachioed plumbers. Leaks counsel it is going to be launched in March 2024, however neither Nintendo nor Lego has publicly set a date.