LEGO brings back the retro console and 80’s video games
LEGO reveals the new LEGO Atari 2600 set – a nostalgic recreation of one of the most famous video game consoles of all time.
With a mission of inspiring and developing the builders of tomorrow through the power of play, LEGO reveals the new ‘LEGO Atari 2600’ set – a brilliant nostalgic recreation of one of the most famous video game consoles of all time.
“The iconic Atari VCS/2600 was an instant hit when introduced in 1977. The new LEGO set is based on the four-switch revision which debuted in 1980 and its release comes in celebration of Atari’s 50th anniversary!” says LEGO.
From the exciting unboxing experience to adding the final brick, building this intricate 2532 piece set is an evocative journey within itself.
One can activate challenge mode as they build their own console in brick form and uncover features such as the controller with a joystick that seamlessly moves to feel just like the original.
Brick builders and gamers alike will enjoy sliding open the front and unveiling a pop-up scene from an 80’s gaming room – effortlessly reviving memories of hours spent trying to get a new high score.
This modular one-of-a-kind set further includes three video game cartridges of iconic Atari games in brick format – Asteroids, Adventure and Centipede – that can be stored in a case and skillfully built into mini versions of the games.
“Additionally – the console comprises a switch to select whether one has a color or black and white television” LEGO adds.