Review: LEGO Animal Crossing – Nook’s Cranny & Rosie’s House – Is It Any Good?

LEGO Animal Crossing Nook’s Cranny & Rosie’s House Review

The LEGO Animal Crossing series introduces various characters from Animal Crossing: New Horizons into the world of blocky Legos. With five sets available, fans can build their own Lego version of an Animal Crossing island.

Resembling the defunct Fabuland theme with a Nintendo twist, we took a closer look at all the launch kits to compare them with other Nintendo X Lego collaborations.

Let’s delve into the largest set in the lineup – Nook’s Cranny & Rosie’s House.

What’s in the box?

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The set includes seven transparent bags, with Rosie’s House and Nook’s Cranny divided across the bags. Additionally, there are two instruction manuals, allowing two people to build simultaneously. The set, recommended for ages 7+, contains numerous small pieces and even includes a Brick Separator.

Let’s start by examining Rosie’s House.

Rosie’s House Build

Rosie is beautifully crafted with charming details like an optional bow and a unique tail element. The outdoor elements in the first bag, including an orange tree, tea set, parasol, and blue bicycle, add to the overall appeal. The house-building process in the remaining bags is straightforward but engaging.

The set offers intricate details and small elements that make the build enjoyable.

Now, let’s move on to bags five, six, and seven, which focus on Tom Nook’s store.

Nook’s Cranny Build

Tom Nook, in his minifigure form, looks fantastic, complete with a short-sleeved island shirt and a bushy tail. While the store’s design is pleasing, there’s a sense of it lacking the attention deserved, especially when compared to the villager houses.

Although the store features colorful details and fun elements, it feels cramped and misses out on including characters like Timmy and Tommy. A slightly higher price point could have allowed for a more expansive design.

Nook’s Cranny & Rosie’s House Cost

Nook’s Cranny & Rosie’s House is priced at $64.99 / £64.99 / €74.99, making it the most expensive set in the series. With 535 pieces, the set’s price per piece comes to just over 14 cents, slightly on the higher side compared to other licensed sets.


Nook’s Cranny & Rosie’s House is a solid Lego set but leaves room for greater ambition. While it offers a charming building experience and good play/display options, the limited representation of Nook’s iconic store might be disappointing for fans hoping for a grander scale.