Coming in August is a nostalgic LEGO set that recreates the Atari 2600 and some of its most iconic games. This is all we know about this piece-by-piece marvel.
Times change, and in the video game industry even more so. Tell that to Atari, who ruled with an iron fist during the 1970s and part of the 1980s… before Nintendo turned the market upside down with its NES.
The American company conquered us with many iconic video games and consoles. Maybe the Atari 2600 was the jewel in the crown of that fallen empire… which in August will receive a new and great tribute.
Atari celebrates its 50th anniversary with different products: new cartridges, a compilation for PC and current consoles… and, attention, because a LEGO set arrives that you want to have right now.
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The LEGO Atari 2600 set is a reality, just in time to celebrate the company’s five decades of success. LEGO and Atari will present the product this week, although we already know the first details of the set (price, number of pieces and other characteristics).
LEGO Atari 2600 will be available in stores from the month of augustand is part of the collection Adult Builders. It is one of the “events” of the Atari 50th Anniversary for this 2022.
Although initially it was thought to include a playable version of Pitfall (the legendary Activision game), finally there will only be a small reference to the classic. That yes, the set will be very complete and will make us travel to those afternoons of vice.
According to information from PromoBricks, the lego atari 2600 set includes a recreation of the console (much like the NES set), as well as the signature controller and a tube TV.
Around it we have a typical 80s youth room, with a mini figure playing Asteroids on his Atari 2600. There are also posters, an old telephone, a white cat and a ghetto blaster.
As a great novelty, the LEGO Atari 2600 set includes three cartridges: Asteroids, Adventure and Centipede. They are three of the great classics of the console, which can be converted into 8×8 panels to decorate the set.
Inserting one of these cartridges into the console slot will display corresponding themed images with each game. Asteroids and their characteristic ship, the mythical yellow castle from Adventure or the insects from Centipede.
The LEGO Atari 2600 set is the jewel in the 50th anniversary crown, and will be available in stores in August 2022. Its price will be 239.99 euros and will include a total of 2532 pieces in the box. More details will be revealed in the coming days.