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LEGO revives the iconic Atari 2600 in brick format

The LEGO Group today launched the new Atari 2600 LEGO set, a nostalgic reconstruction of one of the most popular video game consoles of all time

The iconic Atari VCS/2600launched on the market in 1977, was immediately a great success and this brick version, not only re-proposes the iconic four-button model of 1980, but its release coincides with the 50th anniversary of Atari.

Starting from the opening of the box to the last piece, the construction of this intriguing set is a suggestive journey into the memories of all those who at least once turned on the legendary Atari. Just activate the challenge mode and start building the format console LEGO: The journey through memories is also guaranteed thanks to authentic details such as the controller with joystick that moves just like the original. Fans and fans of the bricks and video games will enjoy sliding the front to reveal the pop-up scene of a typical 80s arcade, to take a dip back in the days when it was necessary to conquer the highest score. high of all.

LEGO revives the iconic Atari 2600 in brick format

The set is enriched with three iconic brick-format video game cartridges, Asteroids, Adventure and Centipede, which can be stored in a case and transformed into mini versions of the games. In addition, the console includes a switch to select the type of television to connect to, in color or black and white. When it came to choosing a LEGO Designer for the set, there was only one person who could do it; Chris McVeigha longtime fan of Atari, who said:

Atari 2600 was one of the most memorable gifts I ever received as a child. I remember spending hours and hours in front of the TV, amazed to be able to try my hand at arcade games in my home. Among the first video games proposed there were also many legendary titles, such as Asteroids, Adventure and Centipede. For this reason, bringing together two icons such as Atari and LEGO for the creation of this fantastic set was an incredible experience. We hope that building this historic console will take you back to those happy days when a handful of pixels meant a world of adventure!

The Atari 2600 LEGO set will be available from 1 August 2022 in the LEGO Stores and on LEGO.com; from January 2023 also in Multiplayer stores at the price of 239.99 €.

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Clare Hurwood

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