Iconic Atari 2600 console will get the Lego therapy for firm’s fiftieth anniversary
The Atari 2600 is getting the Lego therapy. The Danish toy firm’s newest mannequin is predicated on the 1980 revision of the long-lasting console reasonably 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 just a little over two years after Lego made a equally loving recreation of Nintendo’s traditional 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 confide in reveal a diorama of a Eighties front room.
And sure, the Lego cartridges match within the Lego console.
The set additionally features a trio of sport cartridges primarily based on the traditional video games Asteroids, Journey, and Centipede, which might 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 one of the crucial memorable presents I bought as a child,” Lego designer Chris McVeigh mentioned in a press assertion. “That is why it has been such an unbelievable expertise to convey two icons collectively, Atari and Lego, on this superior set. We hope that constructing this traditional console takes you again to these halcyon days when a handful of pixels meant a world of journey.”