• December 5, 2022
LEGO Atari 2600

Kids who grew up in the ‘70s and ‘80s probably remember when video game graphics were just a series of colorful, abstract blobs.

Well, LEGO’s got something for you. To celebrate Atari’s 50th anniversary, LEGO is releasing on August 1 a recreation of the iconic 1980s-era four-switch version of the Atari 2600.

The 2,532-piece LEGO Atari 2600 includes a buildable recreation of the console, a moving joystick, and a trio of game cartridges based on the classic games Asteroids, Adventure, and Centipede, which can be slotted into the LEGO console itself.

The main console features recreated toggles and buttons, as well as an open mechanism. When you slide out the lid, a recreation of a gaming room from the ’80s, complete with a LEGO minifigure playing video games on a CRT television in a room adorned with a boom box, VHS tape, and era-appropriate posters.

The 2,532-piece set is part of the Lego Icons line. It will retail for $239.99.

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