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Animal Crossing: New Horizons IKEA showroom recreated thanks to one dedicated fan

Fan recreates ikea in Animal Crosing New Horizons
(Image credit: Nintendo)

An Animal Crossing: New Horizons Ikea showroom has appeared thanks to a dedicated fan recreating the Swedish store on their island.

The Animal Crossing: New Horizons player, skidmore101 took their creation to the r/animalcrossing subreddit, showcased their themed island with the caption “I made an IKEA Island!”. 

I made an IKEA Island! from r/AnimalCrossing

The island boasts an impressive recreation of the IKEA car park, the store’s kitchen showrooms, the sofa department, and even the much-loved food court. Don't worry, they did include the famous meatballs. Once you’ve explored what IKEA island has to offer, you can even pick up your items in the store’s basement. Which in this case, it's just an area full of cardboard boxes. 

Other fans flocked to the comments of the post to express their love for the recreation, with one user saying that “As an IKEA Coworker. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH”. Another user in the comments stated that the recreation was the “most original idea I’ve seen here”, before adding that they’d love to visit the island.

This is just one example of a continuing trend throughout the Animal Crossing community, a few of our favorite recreations include this The Office scene, the Avatar: The Last Airbender intro, the Pokemon Centre, and one fan’s effort at turning their whole island into a homage to Pokemon Gold and Silver

This isn’t the first time IKEA and the video game world have crossed paths either, the interior design giant also recently went as far as to include cardboard replicas of the PS5 and Xbox Series X in their stores to help shoppers decide which furniture to house their next-gen setups in. 

Find out how to get the most out of your island with our Animal Crossing: New Horizons tips

After studying Film Studies and Creative Writing at University, I was lucky enough to land a job as an intern at Player Two PR where I helped to release a number of indie titles. I then got even luckier when I became GamesRadar's trainee news writer where I get to spread the word about the goings-on in the video game world. My expertise lies in Animal Crossing related topics after spending the last 15 years immersing myself in island life. I also know a thing or two about The Last of Us, and way too much about the Kingdom Hearts series.