Animal Crossing enthusiasts are expressing their discontent regarding the recent Lego collaboration
Last week, Nintendo and Lego announced their collaboration on a new Animal Crossing set, set to be released in March of next year. Fans have been eage...
Last week, Nintendo and Lego announced their collaboration on a new Animal Crossing set, set to be released in March of next year. Fans have been eagerly requesting this set for a long time, but now that it's finally here, some are playfully teasing its appearance.
Lorf asked on Twitter, 'Can we discuss THIS?' while sharing a photo of a Lego Ideas fan pitch from 2020. The purpose was to showcase the contrast between the unofficial and official sets, specifically highlighting the remarkable level of detail in the trees of the fan pitch.
The Lego Ideas tree exhibits an incredibly intricate design, whereas the official set is intended for children, which explains why Lego reduced the level of detail. However, fans have noticed that the official palm tree, while maintaining simplicity, looks significantly better compared to the flatter hardwood tree.
Some individuals are not as concerned about the design, considering that the more intricate Ideas set would offer less customization options, be more likely to come apart, and be more expensive due to the higher number of pieces. Instead, their main criticism is directed towards the cost, which amounts to $75.
Lego is notorious for being expensive, and considering that the Animal Crossing collaboration is a 500-piece set, the price becomes even more difficult to accept.
It is important to mention that the Lego Ideas set that many are using as a point of comparison was not the foundation for the collaboration. These are entirely separate projects, meaning that the official release is not necessarily a "downgrade" as some have labeled it, as it is not an adaptation of that particular Ideas pitch. However, despite this distinction, fans have still expressed their disappointment.
Admittedly, the situation could be worse. The sets clearly represent Animal Crossing and even include minifigures, which is an advantage over the Mario collaboration. This means we actually get a genuine Tom Nook instead of the questionable inclusion of Dr. Eggman. While the flat trees may lack excitement, I wouldn't want an excessively large and intimidating Tom Nook staring at me from the shelf, waiting for his offering of Bells.