LEGO Unveils Five New LEGO Animal Crossing Sets

After a series of teasers and numerous speculations, LEGO has at long last officially revealed their latest offering: the much-awaited LEGO Animal Crossing sets, inspired by Nintendo’s widely beloved video game series. The enchanting universe of Animal Crossing, which has captured the hearts of countless players, is now making its debut in the form of LEGO bricks, together with other LEGO Nintendo sets.

LEGO Animal Crossing Features Several Scenes and Beloved Characters that Fans Will Surely Adore

In partnership with Nintendo, LEGO has created five unique sets that allow builders to dive headfirst into the charming world of the beloved video game franchise. These sets open up the possibility of crafting various stories within their brick-constructed landscapes.

If you recall, back in 2021, LEGO’s first partnership with Animal Crossing came with a surprising theme. The now-discontinued LEGO Vidiyo characters made an appearance in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons video game. And two years since then, we will be seeing actual LEGO Animal Crossing sets rolled-out during the Q1 of 2024.

This first wave of LEGO Animal Crossing sets has been designed for easy assembly for younger LEGO fans while offering a high degree of customization that other builders and collectors will enjoy.

For example, you can effortlessly switch elements between buildings, even the window frames. Every set can be mixed and matched, giving builders the freedom to curate their own distinct worlds and settings. Plus of course, the lovely minifigures that go with them. These could easily pass as a LEGO Collectible Minifigure series in my opinion.

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The new range comprises the following sets:

Julian’s Birthday Bash

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In this set, builders can join Julian in a delightful birthday celebration. They can partake in cupcake-sharing and present-opening festivities, adding a personal touch to the party.

Bunnie’s Outdoor Adventures

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LEGO Animal Crossing Bunnie’s Outdoor Activities set offers the chance to role-play setting up a tent, roasting marshmallows, and using the vaulting pole to leap across the water, all while grabbing tools reminiscent of the video game series.

Kapp’n’s Island Boat Tour

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LEGO and Animal Crossing fans are in for a treat with the LEGO Animal Crossing Kapp’n’s Island Boat Tour. This brick-built adventure allows you to board the boat with Kapp’n and Marshal, embark on a quest for coconuts and bamboo, discover the local wildlife, such as hermit crabs and fish, or simply relax by the fire.

Isabelle’s House Visit

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Young LEGO builders can let their creativity shine by assisting Isabelle and Fauna in customizing Fauna’s house. With the LEGO Animal Crossing Isabelle’s House Visit, builders can customize the set by including a plethora of activities like unwrapping balloon presents, crafting tools, and harvesting fruits and flowers.

Nook’s Cranny & Rosies House

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This set features two famous landmarks in the Animal Crossing video game. You can join in shopping sprees at Nook’s Cranny shop or savor freshly baked goodies at Rosie’s house.

LEGO Animal Crossing Sets Are Now Up at

The highly-anticipated LEGO Animal Crossing sets will be globally available at all LEGO Stores, various retailers, and beginning March 1, 2024.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to bring your favorite video game world to life with these captivating sets. Check out their official product images and descriptions below.

LEGO Animal Crossing Julian’s Birthday Party (77046)

170 pieces | Includes a Julian horse minifigure | $14.99

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Creative kids aged 6+ enjoy hours of open-ended role-play scenes from their favorite video game series with the LEGO Animal Crossing Julian’s Birthday Party (77046) toy. This customizable toy is packed with cute accessories kids will recognize from the video game series to spark limitless fun storytelling.

Kids throw a party for Julian, a horse, girls and boys will recognize from the video game series. 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.

Put all the customizable fun of the Animal Crossing video game series into kids’ hands. A top birthday gift idea for fans of Julian, this modular set can be added to other LEGO Animal Crossing creative building sets to create unlimited play possibilities.

LEGO Animal Crossing Bunnie’s Outdoor Activities (77047)

164 pieces | Includes a Bunnie minifigure | $19.99

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Girls and boys build this fun Animal Crossing campsite with the Bunnie’s Outdoor Activities (77047) creative toy for kids aged 6+. 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.

This set is a great gift for creative kids who love the Animal Crossing video game series. They use the many accessories to make the set their own. They 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. Kids can further express their creativity by reassembling the baseplates and decorating them with the many accessories.

LEGO Animal Crossing playsets put the fun creativity of the video game series directly into the hands of kids who love to express their artistic talents.

LEGO Animal Crossing Kapp’n’s Island Boat Tour (77048)

233 pieces | Includes a Marshall and a Kapp’n minifigures | $29.99

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Inspire girls and boys aged 6+ with the customizable LEGO Animal Crossing Kapp’n’s Island Boat Tour (77048). Kids build a deserted island they’ll recognize from their favorite video game series, then enjoy hours of fun rebuilding it to keep the role-play fresh.

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!

Put all the crafting fun of the Animal Crossing video game series into kids’ hands. A top birthday gift idea, add this buildable toy to other LEGO Animal Crossing sets to create unlimited play possibilities.

LEGO Animal Crossing Isabelle’s House Visit (77049)

389 pieces | Includes Isabelle and Fauna minifigures | $39.99

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Girls and boys aged 6+ create their own stories inspired by the Animal Crossing video game series with the Isabelle’s House Visit (77049) kids’ toy. They can build recognizable scenes from their screens, and then take the storytelling wherever their imaginations want to go!

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.

LEGO Animal Crossing Nook’s Cranny & Rosie’s House (77050)

535 pieces | Includes Rosie and Tom Nook minifigures | $74.99

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Bring the world of Animal Crossing to kids’ rooms with the Nook’s Cranny & Rosie´s House (77050) buildable toy. Girls and boys aged 7+ create scenes based on the Animal Crossing video game series, then take the role play in any direction they like as they invent creative new stories for the Tom Nook and Rosie toy minifigures.

A great birthday gift idea for Animal Crossing fans, this set features recognizable details from the game series as they 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.

Little builders rearrange the modular baseplates and move around the accessories to make the buildings look however they choose. With so many role-play and rebuild options, this customizable building toy lets kids spend time relaxing and being creative on their own or with parents and friends.

Weekend Builds: Create Your Own Custom LEGO Nintendo Switch

LEGO and Nintendo fans have plenty to look forward to this summer. After giving us a glimpse of things to come this summer for the LEGO Super Mario theme, why not consider making your very own custom LEGO Nintendo Switch courtesy of LEGO master builder and artist, Tiago Catarino.

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Shared over his YouTube channel, Tiago was kind enough to show us the building process, and even the parts list, in creating his video tutorial. And if LEGO perchance has seen Tiago’s video already, then it might be high time for TLG to consider offering an official LEGO Nintendo Switch set. It’s just fitting, in my opinion, considering that LEGO already took the effort and time to offer us a beautifully made LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System (71374).

One of the cool things about Tiago’s build is that it features detachable joycons similar to what you have in an actual Switch. His custom LEGO Nintendo Switch can also be modified to become a Switch Lite by swapping the colors for the joycons. Then it’s up to your imagination to fill in the screen with whatever video game scene you will fancy.

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This custom LEGO Nintendo Switch Lite from Tiago comes with a pair of detachable brick-built joycons.
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And just by swapping colors, you can come up with a LEGO version of the original Nintendo Switch.

For the parts list, be sure to check first the last few seconds of the video and see if you have the necessary parts needed to build this custom LEGO model. Special thanks once again to Tiago for sharing his creation.

If you like this custom LEGO set, then you might be interested to take a look at some of the custom LEGO video game consoles offered at our official storefront at The Brick Show Shop.  It’s a trip down gaming history with our collection of custom LEGO sets from the good ol’ days of console gaming. Be sure to take advantage of our Memorial Day Weekend Sale where all items are for sale at 20% off.  Happy building!

LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System (71374) Officially Revealed

Following yesterday’s teaser and leaks, LEGO has finally unveiled its next 18+ set that hits all those nostalgic buttons for all LEGO Nintendo fans. The LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System (71374) features a brick-built, properly scaled, NES console complete with all of its original details as we know it from our early video gaming days. It’s a great way to celebrate both our love for LEGO and Nintendo, especially that the latter is now celebrating the NES console’s 35th anniversary this year.

The realistic features of the LEGO NES go beyond its scale – it also features an opening slot with a locking function, recreating that nostalgic click while loading the NES cartridge. It also comes with a classic brick-built NES controller and a brick replica of Nintendo’s 8-bit Super Mario Bros video game cartridge. And to top it off, the set also includes an ingenious retro television set that can be scrolled horizontally, for that iconic side-scrolling experience. As a bonus, the interactive Super Mario figure that comes with the LEGO Super Mario Starter Course (71360) set can also be activated once placed on top of the brick TV for additional, classic in-game sounds.

There’s a lot to unpack from this set actually, considering all the subtle details that the LEGO design team has included. Watch the set’s promotional video below.

The LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System (71374) comes in at 2,646 pieces and will retail for $229.99 once it is available at LEGO Shop@Home in August. Read on for the set’s complete product description, together with crisp, HD images. You may also click on the following affiliate link below for more details.

LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System (71374)

2,646 pieces | $229.99 | Arriving on August 1, 2020 

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Do you love video games? Did you play Super Mario Bros.™ back in the day? Or do you just enjoy a hands-on, creative activity in your spare time? If so, this nostalgic LEGO® Nintendo Entertainment System™ (71374) model kit is perfect for you.

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The brick-built NES is packed with realistic details, including an opening slot for the Game Pak with a locking function and a controller with a connecting cable and plug. The console comes with a buildable retro TV, featuring a flat 8-bit Mario figure on the scrolling screen, plus an action brick to scan with LEGO® Mario™ (figure not included; found in the LEGO® Super Mario™ Starter Course set – 71360) so he reacts to the on-screen enemies, obstacles and power-ups just like in the Super Mario Bros. game.

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This unique set is part of an inspiring collection of LEGO building sets for adults that make fabulous gifts for yourself and hobbyist friends who enjoy DIY challenges and proudly displaying their creations.

  • Trigger nostalgic memories as you build this wonderfully detailed LEGO® brick Nintendo Entertainment System™ (71374) and interactive, 1980s-style television displaying the classic Super Mario Bros.™ game. • The TV has a handle-operated scrolling screen and if you scan the action brick by placing LEGO® Mario™ (figure not included) in the slot on top, he will react to the on-screen enemies, obstacles and power-ups. • Authentic details of the NES console are recreated in LEGO® style, including a controller and an opening slot for the buildable Game Pak with a realistic locking function to delight Super Mario Bros.™ fans. • Whether you were an NES gamer back in the day, a fan of retro stuff, or are just looking for an immersive, fun, creative DIY project to leave you feeling revitalized, this 2,646-piece model building kit is ideal for you.
  • The buildable TV measures over 8” (22.5cm) high, 9” (23.5cm) wide and 6” (16cm) deep, and alongside the NES model makes a cool display item for your home or office. It also makes the best LEGO® gift for gamer friends.
  • No batteries required – combine this playset with the LEGO® Mario™ figure in the LEGO® Super Mario™ Adventures with Mario Starter Course (71360) to activate the TV’s interactive features.
  • Easy-to-follow instructions help you to build with confidence, even if you are a LEGO® newcomer. Also included is an illustrated booklet about the creation of the Nintendo Entertainment System™ and classic NES games.

Surprise! LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System (71374) Coming In August!

I’ve been down and out during these past few days (okay, more than that I guess) due to a very worrisome case of cough and colds. And imagine my surprise when I finally got back to check things out on what LEGO has been building lately. Lo and behold – here’s something that will have every LEGO Nintendo fan jumping from their seats. Because as it turns out, we can all expect the LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System (71374) to arrive sometime in August and it’s a long time coming of great things to come from an official LEGO-Nintendo partnership.

This info came from Chinese gaming blog site VJ Gamer, where box art images of the set also appeared on their site. Since the author of the site did not make it clear where he got the images of the boxed set, I’m playing on the safe side here on not showing the set’s images since it is most likely to be under embargo. However, I guess its fair game for me to give my thoughts on this very, very beautiful set.

From the get-go, the LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System (71374) clearly has the older, and Nintendo-nostalgic LEGO community in mind. The box art design also sports the new 18+ design, hinting on the fact that is intended for AFOLs. The set comes in at 2,646 pieces that allow you to build a 1:1 brick-built NES console with controller. It also comes with a similarly scaled game cartridge of the very first Super Mario video game for the NES. And to top off the iconic video game experience, there’s also a classic, brick-built CRT television to hook up the LEGO Nintendo Entertainment console.

By now, we are all familiar with how LEGO pays careful attention to details, and this LEGO NES is loaded with those little touches that make LEGO sets like this more endearing. As it seems, this set will come with a collection of uniquely molded Super Mario characters never before seen even in the new LEGO Super Mario sets. The LEGO NES will feature a collection of new, irregularly shaped tile pieces that take inspiration from the game’s classic 8-bit format. We have Mario himself, a Goomba, a Super Mushroom, a Red Shell, a Super Star, and a Mystery (?) Block. Beyond aesthetics, the LEGO NES also has several play features that allow you to have the 8-bit LEGO Mario ‘move’ on the TV screen using a lever mounted on the side. Plus, placing the newer LEGO Super Mario figure (from the LEGO Super Mario Starter Course 71360) on top of the brick-built TV set will most likely activate new voice features from the figure itself.

Lastly according to VJ Gamer, the LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System (71374) will be available starting August 1 and will retail for 229.99 Euro. Given that the official reveal will most likely happen in two weeks’ time, we can surely expect LEGO’s official reveal anytime soon.

So what do you think of this latest LEGO set? Are you excited about this as much as we are? Fire away with your comments below.

Special thanks to Lukas from Stone Wars for the heads up.

LEGO Super Mario is Really Happening!

In a surprising turn of events earlier today, LEGO has dropped a teaser bomb that left most LEGO and Nintendo fans in awe. It’s a long time coming, and fans are still grasping for hints and details on what this upcoming LEGO Super Mario theme is, as announced by LEGO themselves through their social media channels.

There has been a lot of fan theories on what this reveal will be. However, based on the promotional teaser above, it’s really kind of hard to tell what it will be. For starters, the timing of LEGO’s announcement couldn’t be better: March 10 is the official global Happy Mario Day, celebrating Nintendo’s entire Super Mario franchise. Nintendo has chosen this day back in 2016 as the de facto date for the annual celebration, though it does not necessarily mean that it was the official date when the first titular Super Mario video game was released. March 10 was selected simply because of its uncanny resemblance (Mar10) to our plumber hero’s name.

Speaking of resemblance, the figure that LEGO teased in their most recent promotion is needless to say, far from the typical LEGO minifigure that we have. In fact, my first impression upon seeing this LEGO Mario is that it might very well pass for a LEGO Duplo figure, with its 4-stud wide base and over-sized blocky head.

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This first official image of a LEGO Super Mario figure seems to follow the design of those found in LEGO Duplo.

Knowledgable Super Mario fans also point out to the fact that this official LEGO version has a very similar look to that of Mario Zone – one of the areas featured in the 1992 video game, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. There is a bit of truth in that similarity considering that this LEGO version of Mario does not seem to be quite organic with its electronic screen, and analog eyes and mouth.

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The Mario Zone – a level featured in the 1992 Nintendo video game, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.

Fans are still speculating if this LEGO-Nintendo collab will either lead to a wave of new LEGO Super Mario sets, or a new LEGO video game. LEGO is obviously keeping a tight lid on what it has in store – even LEGO’s VP for Design Matthew Ashton is not telling.

With this recent announcement, it clear that LEGO and Nintendo have moved on with their once bitter rivalry when the LEGO Group sued Japan’s biggest video game company back in the 60s for the latter’s introduction of N&B Block. Past forward in 2020, we can now expect great things to come now that they hurdled the licensing issues that weighed down both companies. For the longest time, LEGO fans have translated their love for both LEGO and Nintendo games in many creative ways that made us wish that these are actual LEGO sets. One great example are these custom LEGO Mario Cubes created by our pals from Build Better Bricks.

Honestly, I hope that LEGO Super Mario is just the beginning. With so many Nintendo names and titles to choose from to become an official LEGO set, we might be looking at the beginning of a LEGO Kirby, Legend of Zelda, Animal Crossing, Metroid, and other LEGO Nintendo subthemes. The possibilities are so very exciting!

So what’s your take on this surprising announcement? Are we to see new LEGO Super Mario sets, and if so, what sets are you looking forward to? Or is this a new video game or LEGO lifestyle partnership in the works? Tell us what you think in the comments below.