Looks like Atari is making a comeback this 12 months…form of. According to a brand new report, Lego will launch an official Atari console this August. The set will assist commemorate the console’s triple anniversary taking place this 12 months.
News of this Lego set comes courtesy of German fansite Promobricks, which has been translated by our pals at VGC. According to the location, this set will characteristic a totally buildable wood-paneled Atari VCS console. It may even embody a scene from Atari’s basic Pitfall. The game, from Activision, is among the first large video games made for an at-home console and a top-selling game in the course of the early Nineteen Eighties.
This set is supposed to honor the console’s anniversary taking place this 12 months, although which anniversary relies on the way you take a look at it. The Atari VCS initially launched in 1977, making this the forty fifth anniversary. However, in 1982 the console was rebranded from VCS to 2600 making this the fortieth anniversary. Of course, the console got here 5 years after the primary Pong cupboard was put in in California, making it the fiftieth anniversary for the video game firm. According to the report, Lego is formally calling it the “Atari 50th Anniversary Gaming Console”.
No matter which anniversary you have a good time, this Lego set will allow you to relive all of the nostalgia of the retro console. Of course, this Atari set might be Lego’s second enterprise into the world of gaming consoles. Back in 2020, the corporate launched a commemorative NES set that permit followers construct a life-size Nintendo Entertainment System. It additionally included a retro-style TV that “played” a moveable scene from the Super Mario Bros. game. The scene is definitely a flat sheet of Legos that wrap round and rotate utilizing a crank. As the sheet turns, Mario seems to hop up and down.
While no official info is accessible, the included Pitfall scene will possible be moveable, utilizing an identical methodology and the console’s joystick reproduction. It is unknown what else the set could embody, although it does have an official set quantity (10306) and a instructed retail value of $199.99 USD. The set will launch someday in August and might be unique to Lego shops and on-line till early subsequent 12 months.
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