Following comparatively sizzling on the heels of 2020’s Lego NES, the Danish constructing block firm has collaborated with one other gaming titan for a equally nostalgic console construct simply in time for its fiftieth anniversary. The Atari 2600 will quickly be accessible in Lego type for anybody prepared to shell out $239.99 and construct it from its 2,532 items. The console and its buildable equipment can be accessible solely on the Lego retailer on August 1. Nonetheless, there can be no pre-orders.
The construct consists of the central VCS unit, the 2600’s distinctive one-button joystick, and three cartridges that may reconfigure into scenes from a few of Atari’s most traditional video games. Just like the NES and its charming TV that performed out a number of moments from the unique Tremendous Mario Bros, the Lego 2600 has a number of enjoyable inclusions that may doubtless make any fan joyful. For one, the buildable cartridges (representing Centipede, Asteroids, and Journey) can pop into the console’s slot similar to the true factor, though customers received’t be capable to hook this Lego toy as much as a TV and play the video games.
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The machine’s entrance panel additionally folds out to disclose a scene straight out of the 2600’s heyday. A Minifigure sits in a wood-paneled room and performs video games alongside a boombox, a VHS participant, and a few radical posters adorning the partitions. It’s a becoming inclusion that ought to hit the nostalgia proper within the product’s goal age vary. In contrast to many Lego merchandise, the Atari 2600 is constructed as a show piece fairly than a standard toy, because it’s a part of the corporate’s 18+ Icons line.
Lego has undoubtedly discovered a marketplace for video game-themed initiatives geared toward growing old avid gamers. Along with the NES and this yr’s 2600, the corporate has additionally teamed up with the 2 corporations that after fought within the 16-bit console wars for initiatives based mostly on Tremendous Mario Bros. and Sonic the Hedgehog. Hopefully, there can be some Lego love proven to the TurboGrafx-16 shortly to finish the set.