Christmas 2022A Closer Look at the LEGO Atari 2600

A Closer Look at the LEGO Atari 2600


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LEGO have just released an Atari 2600 set, and it’s awesome!

Take a trip back to the 1980s with this LEGO Atari 2600 building set for adults. Enjoy a rewarding project creating all the details of this replica console, game cartridges and joystick. Gaming fans will love the 3 mini builds depicting themes from 3 popular Atari games. There’s even a hidden 1980s scene to build for total nostalgia overload.

Rediscover 3 of the most popular Atari games: Asteroids, Adventure and Centipede. There’s a cartridge for each, plus 3 scenes to build capturing the story of each game. The games slot into the vintage-style console and can be stored in the cartridge holder. Check out the artwork, inspired by the original Atari designs plus a touch of LEGO spirit.

Revel in the retro details – This replica version of the Atari 2600 console is packed with authentic details that you’ll remember from the original with a few LEGO twists added.

Build and reveal the 1980s scene – The hidden vignette shows a kid playing Asteroids in a 1980s room. Spot the details like the classic TV, boom box, posters, retro phone and roller skates.

Create 3 game display pieces – Build 3 scenes inspired by the Asteroids, Adventure and Centipede games, including a spaceship shooting at asteroids, a castle and a centipede with mushroom builds.

The Main console model measures over 8 cm (3 in.) high, 33 cm (13 in.) wide and 22 cm (8.5 in.) deep.

One of the first games consoles I got to play on as a kid in the 70s was the Atari 2600 – we were lucky enough to have one and I used to love playing on it. I still have an Atari 2600 console in my collection (not the one we had in the 70s though). One of my all time favourite games is Adventure so I was so happy to see that included!

The attention to detail is exactly what you expect from LEGO and they don’t disappoint. This set really is one for the collection if you are fan of retro gaming and cool LEGO sets!

The LEGO Atari 2600 set is available now priced around £209.99. There are 2532 pieces, it’s aimed a builders aged 18 and over and the set number is 10306.

You can learn more from the LEGO website.

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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