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 as if 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 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 Nineteen Eighties lounge.
The set additionally features a trio of recreation 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 exhibit 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 received as a child,” Lego designer Chris McVeigh mentioned in a press assertion. “This is the reason it has been such an unbelievable expertise to convey 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.”