Iconic Atari 2600 console will get the Lego remedy for firm’s fiftieth anniversary
The Atari 2600 is getting the Lego remedy. The Danish toy firm’s newest mannequin is predicated on the 1980 revision of the enduring console slightly than its 1977 debut and consists of a meaty 2,532 items (which looks like a missed alternative to supply 2,600 items, however I digress). It’ll be accessible on August 1st for $239.99 and coincides with the Atari’s fiftieth anniversary.
The launch of the set comes a bit of over two years after Lego made a equally loving recreation of Nintendo’s basic NES console. However whereas the Lego Nintendo console included each a buildable console itself in addition to an accompanying CRT TV, the Atari mannequin is extra self-contained; there’s the console itself in addition to a controller with a movable joystick. Fantastically, the console does additionally speak in confidence to reveal a diorama of a Eighties lounge.
And sure, the Lego cartridges match within the Lego console.
The set additionally features a trio of sport cartridges based mostly on the basic video games Asteroids, Journey, and Centipede, which may be slotted into the Lego console itself. Lastly, three exterior dioramas showcase blocky recreations of the video games. The existence of the set was beforehand reported by German Lego fan web site Promobricks.
“The Atari 2600 was some of the memorable presents I bought as a child,” Lego designer Chris McVeigh stated in a press assertion. “That is why it has been such an unbelievable expertise to carry two icons collectively, Atari and Lego, on this superior set. We hope that constructing this basic console takes you again to these halcyon days when a handful of pixels meant a world of journey.”