(Pocket-lint) – The rumoured Lego Atari 2600 / VCS set has been confirmed. It comes with three buildable cartridges and relies on the basic 4 swap console revised for a 1980 launch.
Initially leaked in April, the Lego Atari set will launch on 1 August 2022 and have a small vignette that reveals whenever you slide out the highest of the constructed console. This incorporates a minifigure of a child enjoying Asteroids on a CRT TV.
You additionally get a model of the long-lasting joystick to construct.
Lego has revealed that in addition to the console and controller, the set will include three cartridges from Atari’s basic recreation line-up too – Centipede, Asteroids and Journey. They are often rebuilt into small vignettes to match the sport sort.
For instance, Centipede will be capable of flip into an insect with mushrooms, to signify the basic arcade conversion.
“The Atari 2600 was one of the crucial memorable items I received as a child. I recall spending hours and hours in entrance of the TV. For this reason it has been such an unimaginable expertise to deliver two icons collectively, Atari and Lego, on this superior set,” stated lead designer, Chris McVeigh.
There are 2,532 bricks within the set, and it will likely be priced at £209.99 within the UK, €239.99 in Central Europe, and $239.99 within the States.
The Atari 2600, or VCS (Video Pc System) because it was in any other case recognized, was initially launched in 1977 and successfully kickstarted the console gaming market as we all know it in the present day. Atari itself celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this 12 months, therefore this tie-in with Lego.
Writing by Rik Henderson.