But its not part of the LEGO x Nintendo Collaboration!
One of the things that coincided with lockdowns earlier in the year, was the release of Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It was instrumental for maintaining the emotional wellbeing of many a young adult at the time. The team at LEGO DOTS have just released some installable DOTS designs that you can install in your in-game Home. There is even some Halloween content, if it takes your fancy (Sorry if I am a couple of hours too late for this…
As lockdowns start to roll out in the UK, and stronger restrictions in the face of the global pandemic through Europe, I wonder if it will be a constant companion for much of the northern winter, for some.
I have included the QR Codes that are available today at the end of the article so that you can scan these into the Nintendo Switch Online App. On your mobile device of choice, select the Animal Crossing: New Horizons button, and you will see an option to import designs using a QR Code.
Here is the press release…
Fans of Animal Crossing and LEGO® DOTS rejoice! Time to flavour your world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons with new colourful LEGO DOTS patterns, available from today.
Earlier this year, the 2D tile-based play concept LEGO DOTS was introduced when artist Camille Walala unveiled ‘HOUSE OF DOTS’ – an interactive installation that demonstrated the endless creative possibilities this play theme provides. With its multiple shapes and colours, LEGO DOTS offers a fun new way to design surfaces and customise for individual self-expression.
The concept was created based on research showing that kids increasingly look to shape their creative confidence through more personalised forms of play where they can explore freely and express themselves through their own designs.
From 30th October 2020, you can add a range of colourful and exciting DOTS patterns to your own personal Animal Crossing: New Horizons island. Try out different patterns for your walls and floors to create a lively interior, spice up your decoration flair with beautiful art canvases or rugs to express your own unique style.
This first sprinkle of DOTS patterns in Animal Crossing: New Horizons takes off with a spooky twist: Halloween! Select patterns will include classic Halloween references such as ghosts, and bats, and allow playful souls to celebrate this magic season with all surprises and trick or treats that follow, regardless of any Covid-19 related restrictions fans may be facing in the real world.
All digital DOTS patterns offered for Animal Crossing: New Horizons reflect the physical tiles and patterns of LEGO DOTS, and much like in real life, people can unlock their creativity and express themselves through a variety of colourful patterns.
When the real world became reduced due to COVID-19 limitations, Animal Crossing: New Horizons allowed millions of fans to spend time in a new, fruitful digital world on their very own island. Personalising and building a dream island for creative expression and fun. Through these new DOTS patterns, which create cool options for personalisation, the LEGO Group hopes to add creative possibilities to this immersive experience that celebrates play and self-expression.
Fans interested in new dazzling designs for their Animal Crossing: New Horizons island can now download a total of 17 generic DOTS patterns and five Halloween DOTS patterns across wallpapers, flooring, canvases, rugs and avatars via QR codes here: www.LEGO.com/dots-animalcrossing
Not part of the LEGO x Nintendo Collaboration: these patterns were developed in-house by the DOTS team, rather than actively collaborating on the project. It is ‘relatively’ simple for people to share their own designs for Animal Crossing, with different companies creating content for the game. (The LEGO Group’s publicity department just felt it was important that we clarify this…)
Since it is still Halloween somewhere… you might still want time to update some Halloween content to your game. Do you like to use custom content to update your Animal Crossing Island? Do you know someone who does? Do these appeal to you? Why not share your thoughts in the comments below. These QR Codes are publically available through the LEGO DOTs website. Feel free to share them with your friends, and until Next Time,