Animal Crossing fans are divided with many showing outrage and discouragement over the lack of complexity in the newly announced Lego sets. After the official Animal Crossing Lego set announcement yesterday, with a complete 30-second trailer and reveal of five sets, some fans took to X (Formerly Twitter) to talk about their distaste for the new sets.
Many commented on how the sets were way too basic and lacked any real defining features that set them apart from other sets. A while back, NintendoLife reported on a Nook’s Cranny set that was being reviewed by the Lego Company. Now that an official Nook’s Cranny is being released early next year, some fans are…hesitant to call it a good recreation of the proposed idea.
Comments about the different Lego sets start with some users like @hyjules_ saying that the sets are “not as cure as I would have hoped.” While yes, the sets are cute, there are some defining features that do set them apart from the original proposals. Namely, the trees. Many have pointed out that the trees lost all of their dimensions and are now very flat and have very little detail in the trunks. Even a fresh coat of paint would make them stand out a bit more.
Other users like @Accolade1901 stated that the sets look like a very “low effort collaboration” and that if a “few key items” were removed, it would make them “nothing more than a Lego Friends set.” We have to say we agree. If you take away the figures, these sets would almost be nothing more than an additional Lego Friends set to add to the already pretty massive pile.
To finish off the posts, @AshePixie stated that they believe many Animal Crossing fans are disappointed because the sets look like “Legos to be played with vs Legos to be displayed.” There is some truth here since the more basic Lego sets are meant to be built, destroyed, remade, and reworked. Many fans take inspiration from sets and improve upon them. What other collaboration is Lego going to come up with next? Will they also end up being lackluster?