Lego created a teeny, tiny Aloy for ‘Horizon Forbidden West’ set


If you’re counting down the hours until you can get stuck into Horizon Forbidden West, you might want to think about playing with a tiny Tallneck by your side IRL.

Lego has teamed up with PlayStation and Guerilla Games to release a special set for the release of the open-world role-playing game. Horizon Forbidden West, the sequel to the beloved 2017 game Horizon Zero Dawn, is ready for release on Feb. 18 — the critics’ reviews are already in.

Not available until May, the 1,222-piece Lego set lets you build a 34-centimetre-high (13.5 inches) Tallneck, the giraffe-like living machine the game’s protagonist, Aloy, uses to get more sweet map knowledge to explore the landscape of far-future America (it’s also the only robotic creature you don’t have to worry about fighting in the game, so it would be a welcome sight on your desk).

The Lego “Horizon Forbidden West” set.
Credit: Lego

But! The set also comes with a Watcher machine (the one made for reconnaissance), and of course, a tiny little Lego version of Aloy. Plus, there’s a small landscape to build, with a birch tree, a smattering of grass that’s not enough for Aloy to get stealthy in, and a traffic light with vines growing all over it. I reckon it would look rather fetching next to a Sonic the Hedgehog or Super Mario set, or even that awesome Stranger Things set that you could flip upside down.

“The Guerrilla team is incredibly passionate about the world of Horizon Forbidden West and were a huge help in ensuring we were able to create an authentic representation in Lego form,” says Isaac Snyder, designer at Lego Group in a press statement. “There is a huge amount of mutual respect between the design teams and everyone involved was beyond excited to see this model come to life.”

The Horizon Forbidden West set will be available from May 2022 on Lego’s website and in stores for $79.99.