The Building Blocks of Life
No doubt many of you are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to delve back into the wild, retro-futuristic universe of Aloy and Horizon Forbidden West. And, if you fancied sitting a piece of that strange wilderness on your shelf, then soon you will be able, courtesy of a brand new LEGO set.
As spotted by VGC, the new set will recreate one of Horizon’s towering “Tallnecks” in delightfully blocky form, complete with a small base featuring some of Guerrilla Games’ world in all of its luscious greenery. Better than all that, however, is an utterly adorable minifig of Aloy herself, preparing to take on the Tallneck and any other mechanical monstrosities set to come stomping her way.
As you can see from the above image, the LEGO Horizon kit is a really great-looking diorama, boasting 1222 bricks in total. And, given its verticality, it won’t even leave much of a footprint on your display shelf. The set is expected to launch at all LEGO stockists on May 22, priced at around $80 USD.
Of course, the Horizon Forbidden West x LEGO collaboration is just one in an increasing number of brick-based video game adaptations. Recent years have seen The LEGO Company ply its trade with beloved franchises and IPs such as Super Mario Bros., Sonic the Hedgehog, and Overwatch — not to mention the plethora of LEGO video game releases, tied into franchises such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean and Marvel and DC Comics.
Horizon Forbidden West launches February 18 on PlayStation platforms.
Senior Editor – Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s. Former Saturday Night Slam Master. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors. Twitter: @ChrisxMoyse