An Etsy shop owner has created four beautiful Animal Crossing New Horizons Nintendo Switch Docks for all four seasons of New Horizons; Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Use as a dock for the Switch, Switch Lite, or just as a decorative piece!Tweet
Some may consider the Official Nintendo Switch dock to be a little to formal, unimaginative, or just plain boring. Well then your in luck because an Etsy seller who goes by Senpai3D has created, printed, painted, and made available for purchase, these four beautifully crafted Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo Switch Docks!
They look great, don’t they? My personal favorite is Fall, but I also keep going back and forth between Fall and Spring (the two middle docks). Each custom Nintendo Switch dock comes with Two Oak Trees and a Fruit Tree (the one with berries). In addition, there is a wooden fence, bench, and your very own starting tent, right on the beach!
Fun Fact – you can actually place your tent right on the beach in Animal Crossing: New Horizons!
Docking the Nintendo Switch
Back on track, if you look just below you will see Senpai3D’s Switch in the Winter Dock, and the fit seems precision-made.
But you may be asking, just as I have, how the Switch sits between the three trees and how exactly is it docked? Let’s use the image below, provided by Senpai3D, to explain the small bumpers placed on the backside of the trees.
You can also see a cord leading out from the bottom of the dock; which is an additional extension cord. This is how your Nintendo Switch will be able to functionally use this custom dock to charge, and connect to your hidden official dock for HDMI play.
But don’t you worry!
The extension cord you see will be provided by Senpai3D upon purchase.
“Every dock comes with the extender cable necessary to connect the switch to the stock dock and then the tv.”Senpai3D – Etsy product description
The extension cord does NOT brick the switch!
Senpai3D also states in the product description – “I HAVE TESTED THIS AND THE DOCK DOES NOT BRICK THE SWITCH WITH THE NEWEST UPDATES.”
Nintendo Switch Lite Dock
That’s right! The dock can also comfortably be used as a Nintendo Switch Lite Dock! Although the Switch Lite does not support HDMI functionality, the extension cord can still be used to charge your Switch Lite.
Without the Docking Feature
Senpai3D also states that if you do not want the docking capabilities, and are more interested in using this as a diorama or prop piece; that can easily be done! You will just have to message Senpai3D via a dm on Etsy, or just before completing your order, write something in the “Add a note to Senpai3D” box to the tune of “I would like this without the dock feature please.” And that’s it! You can have your very own Animal Crossing: New Horizons diorama to showcase your love for Animal Crossing!
For a Custom Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch Dock, the price is extremely fair considering that buying a stand-alone Official Switch Dock is already $90. Senpai3D includes the needed extension cord in your order, and the process Senpai3D does in order to go from a big roll of 3D filament to a finished structure is impressive. Then to paint the details on the custom docks, AND have 4 available variations for you to choose from!
I always like to have a reminder that the shop owners on Etsy are not a huge corporations making their products in large factories with cheap materials and labor. These are creative people who chose their materials wisely, and most likely do this as a side hobby; simply because they enjoy doing it. Ok..reminder-rant over.
What Senpai3D provides here is an Animal Crossing fan’s dream! If you, like me, don’t want to spend another $399 on the new Official Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo Switch, then this is definitely the best option I’ve seen!
The four variations all have the same price:
$99.00 $105 (was $110.00 $115) and ship worldwide!
**price updated on March 17, 2020
I have no idea how long this discount will last, so go and check out this beautiful creation on Etsy via the button below, and give it some thought. In my humble opinion, it’s totally worth it.
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Thanks for being here, and remember, we only have 16 days until departure! But until then, let me know your favorite variation of these 3D Printed Switch docks; either below this article, or CrossingCharm is also on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest!
Side note – I may have decided on and purchased the Fall Switch Dock ^_^
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