The Lego Atari 2600 has been officially announced for Atari’s 50th anniversary
The buildable console will release in August
Lego has officially announced the Lego Atari 2600.
The set, which will come with 2,532 pieces, will be released on August 1 for £209.99.
It will include the classic console, a small vignette of a player’s room in the ’80s and several small builds depicting Asteroids, Centipede and Adventure.
The set will measure 8cm tall, 33cm wide and 22cm deep.
“The Atari 2600 was one of the most memorable gifts I got as a kid,” Lego designer Chris McVeigh said in a press statement. “This is why it’s been such an incredible experience to bring two icons together, Atari and Lego, in this awesome set.
“We hope that building this classic console takes you back to those halcyon days when a handful of pixels meant a world of adventure.”
Lego has also confirmed that the buildable cartridges will fit in the console.
Lego and Nintendo recently announced their next collaboration – a 270 EUR / $270 ‘Mighty Bowser’.
The set, which is planned for release on October 1, is made up of 2,807 pieces and includes controllable movements and “the ability to launch a fireball”.
“As well as having a fireball launcher and a button to control Bowser’s head and neck movements, his mouth, arms, legs, and tail will be movable too, so fans can replicate the fearsome nature of the Koopa King that they know and love,” Lego said.