Construction foreman (NL)
|Regional names|| Gyroïde |
"Please let me know if there is any way this humble gyroid may be of any further assistance."Lloid (ハニワくん, Haniwa-kun?) is a gyroid character first appearing in City Folk. He is polite, but can be dramatic. Just like the gyroid in Animal Crossing, he dances faster when you get closer to him. He often refers to a female character as "a madam" or "madam." He doesn't make typical gyroid sounds, and has the ability to talk. His manner of speech resembles that spoken in the Elizabethan Era in England.
— Lloid, City Folk
Lloid has a tan colored body and eyes that give off a 'hollow' look, as they are just pitch black circles. He is speckled generously with darker brown spots. His mouth is always wide open. Unlike most gyriods, Lloid has a simple shape - a round body, two arms that are always moving in opposite directions, and a shape that resembles a hard hat on the top of his head. In the Auction House, Lloid can be seen slightly moving back and forth with his arms moving in two different directions the whole time. The closer the character gets to the gyroid, the faster he dances.
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Lloid wears a hard hat, which resembles the shape of his head which was last seen in City Folk.
In City Folk
Lloid runs the Auction House, located to the right of GracieGrace in the city. He allows you to bid, deposit an item for bidding, and is an alternative to storage space for those who do not have a dresser called the checkroom, however the checkroom is accessible from a dresser and vice-versa. He allows the player to inquire about displays, bids, and the checkroom. One weekend he accepts displays to add, and on the next weekend he allows the player to bid on items. Displays may be added on the Auction House by a registered friend over wi-fi (from his/her town).
When a player's item is not successful in the bidding period, it is sent back to the player within a few days of the end of that period, with a sorry note. If a player tries to bid on a weekend and no one has submitted any items, Lloid explains it as a "tough wicket," and blames it on "Herculean orders." It is suggested that if you want to partake in bidding, or have other characters submit items for bidding, you should submit your own.
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Lloid is a construction foreman, responsible for overseeing the construction of commisioned Public Works Projects. Once the mayor has chosen a place to build a project, Lloid will accept donations from the player and their neighbors. He can be found standing near the cordoned off area where the Public Works Project will be placed. For example, during construction of a building, all of the sides of the building will be cordoned off, and Lloid will be found standing in front of it. Also, during bridge construction, Lloid will be sitting on a small jetty, from the direction of the bridge to where it will be built. For Train Station remodeling, Lloid is found on the left side of the boarding area, opposite of Porter.
Lloid also appears in Dream Towns, giving the player tools they can use while Dream Walking. He wears a green sleeping cap. He can also be found on the Island, wearing a red hibiscus flower. He can rent out 5 tools, the axe, fishing rod, net, shovel, and a wetsuit, which the player can borrow to perform various activities The tools are automatically returned to him when the player either goes on a Tour or returns to the mainland.
- There is a possibility that there are multiple Lloids; while one Lloid can be found wearing a sleeping cap during dreams, but only in dreams. Another one wears a red hibiscus on Tortimer Island, and yet another Lloid can be found if the Town has a Public Works Project that still needs donations.
- Lloid's name is derived from "Gyroid," as he is one.
- In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Lloid has the voice of the Nooklings.
- Despite being a (presumably) sentient NPC who is incredibly helpful to the player, he doesn't have an Amiibo card.