Perfect for small kids and big kids alike (and especially those of us who've been gaming since the early '80s) the LEGO Atari 2600 is now available to buy.
Announced by LEGO in July 2022, the Atari 2600 is the latest games console to be given the company's signature bricky makeover, following in the footsteps of the Nintendo Entertainment System set which launched back in 2020.
It first became available on 1st August 2022 and comes with some neat little extras, which we've detailed below. If you're wanting to buy a LEGO Atari for yourself or you're just hoping to learn more about it, read on!
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Where To Buy The LEGO Atari 2600
Currently, the LEGO Atari 2600 is only available to buy directly from the LEGO store. You can find the links you need here:
What's Included With The LEGO Atari 2600?
As well as the replica console itself, the LEGO Atari 2600 set comes with a joystick, mini builds depicting three classic Atari games, and even a handful of game cartridges. You'll be able to build little versions of Asteroids, Adventure and Centipede to add some extra pizazz to your LEGO Atari set – is it weird that we almost find these even more cool than the LEGO console itself?
Here's the full rundown, including all includes accessories and dimensions, courtesy of LEGO:
- Build a 1980s gaming icon – Enjoy a mindful project crafting all the details of this Atari® 2600 (10306) buildable console model, complete with joystick, game cartridges and mini build story scenes
- 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
- 3 retro game cartridges – Assemble the 3 classic game cartridges: Asteroids™, Adventure and Centipede™. They slot into the console just like they did on the original
- 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
- Find the Easter egg – Did you know that the Adventure game is credited as being one of the first video games to contain an Easter egg? Look out for the LEGO® designer’s tribute to this fun fact
- Dimensions – Main console model measures over 3 in. (8 cm) high, 13 in. (33 cm) wide and 8.5 in. (22 cm) deep
- A project for adults – This LEGO® set is part of a range of building sets designed for adult building fans who love collectible models and appreciate impressive design details
- Quality materials – LEGO® building bricks are manufactured from high-quality materials. They’re consistent, compatible and connect and pull apart every time: it’s been that way since 1958
- Safety ensured – With LEGO® pieces, safety and quality come first. That’s why they’re rigorously tested, so you can be sure that this model is robust
LEGO Atari 2600 - Price & Release Date
The LEGO Atari 2600 was first released on 1st August 2022. You can buy one now using the links provided further up this page. It retails for $239.99 / £209.99.
Other LEGO Video Game Consoles
As we mentioned up above, the Atari 2600 isn't the first games console to be given the LEGO treatment.
In 2020, LEGO partnered with Nintendo to launch the LEGO NES, based on the Nintendo Entertainment System, of course. With the Atari 2600 now hitting the market too, we wouldn't be surprised to see more consoles arrive in the future. Should that happen, we'll make sure to add links to those here:
If you're a Nintendo fan, you might also want to check out the LEGO Mario range. You can view all the latest LEGO Mario products over on our sister site, Nintendo Life.
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