Take that, Tom Nook!
Following the initial announcement of their existence and what options will be available, LEGO has now shared the official release date for the first wave of their Animal Crossing collaborative sets. Those looking forward to scooping up these builds can do so March 1st, 2024, with pre-orders now live.
All in all, five different LEGO Animal Crossing sets are in the works (with a pre-order bonus as well), each with a different set of characters, accessories and locations. You can get a recap of what’s in the works below.
Bunnie’s Outdoor Activities - $20
With this playset they’ll have loads of fun helping the Bunnie rabbit minifigure set up her buildable toy tent, before heading out to explore the area. Kids can role-play outdoor life using the bug net, shovel and axe – all recognizable tools from the video games. Fun functions include a mechanism that lets Bunnie leap the river using a vaulting pole. There is also a tent that opens, making it easy to tuck Bunnie in for the night.
Kapp’n’s Island Boat Tour - $30
Kids’ imaginations set sail as they head off with Kapp’n the turtle on his boat to the Animal Crossing-inspired deserted island to meet Marshal the squirrel. As they explore the activity-packed island, they collect the video game’s iconic bamboo, go digging for Bells and use the fishing rod to catch some fish to sell. After the fun role play, kids get creative rearranging the baseplates to change this building toy’s layout. Every element is movable, which leads to limitless customizable fun!
Nook’s Cranny & Rosie’s House - $75
Kids can role play in any direction they like as they invent creative new stories for the Tom Nook and Rosie toy minifigures. This set features recognizable details from Animal Crossing, letting kids explore the shop where Tom Nook, a raccoon, sells items such as a DIY recipe card, flower seeds, fish bait and tools in exchange for iconic Bells. Girls and boys then join Tom Nook for tea at Rosie the cat’s house, which is also full of familiar elements.
Isabelle’s House Visit - $40
Kids take a tour of Fauna’s house with Isabelle. The interior, styled in Fauna’s colors, is filled with recognizable details, as well as a host of new ones to inspire kids to create fresh stories for the characters. They can fire the pretend slingshot to pop the present-carrying balloon, check the cell phone tile for messages, post a letter in the mailbox or help the minifigures water the garden and grab an apple from the tree. The workbench holds a DIY recipe card, and there’s a surprise hidden in the tree. Kids rearrange the furniture, swap the window frames and even reassemble the baseplates to choose how the house looks.
Julian’s Birthday Party - $15
Kids throw a party for Julian, a horse, girls and boys will recognize from Animal Crossing. They give him a gift that includes a microphone and Bell coin element, and share cupcakes while Julian blows out the candle on his birthday cake. Once the festivities are over, kids remake the buildable scene, moving around the baseplates and rearranging the toy balloons, decorations and accessories.
Maple’s Pumpkin Patch - pre-order bonus