14th June 2024

Final yr, Lego launched a set for the Atari 2600 console launched within the 1970s, and now it is paying homage to the definitive ’80s arcade recreation. The two,650-piece Brand Icons Pac-Man set recreates the basic Pac-Man arcade cupboard, full with a light-up coin-slot, joystick and mechanical crank that permits you to transfer characters across the maze mechanically (although not really play the sport). 

There are brick variations of Pac-Man, together with the ghosts Blinky and Clyde, that may rotate on a base or be displayed on high of the cupboard. “As soon as full, you’ll be able to gentle up the coin-slot, plus there’s a small vignette of a feminine mini-figure enjoying Pac-Man on an arcade, hidden inside the cupboard,” Lego notes in a press launch. 

Lego unveils a 2,650-piece Pac-Man arcade set


Lego detailed a few of the historical past for Pac-Man, noting that first focus check with members of the general public was held 43 years in the past at this time on Could 22nd, 1980. The Pac-Man character form relies on a pizza with a slice lacking, and the sport was launched in Japan on June 29th, 1980 and the remainder of the world a bit later. Pac-Man grew to become the preferred arcade recreation of all time, with 293,822 items put in around the globe seven years after it was first launched. 

The principle character’s coloration was impressed by the “iconic yellow of the Lego brick,” based on the sport’s creator Toru Iwatani. “Since Pac-Man yellow was really impressed by the Lego Group yellow, it made the [collaboration] much more pure,” mentioned Bandai Namco’s Aadil Tayouga. 

The Lego Icons Pac-Man Arcade set prices $270 (£230) and will likely be out there to Lego VIP members beginning on June 1st, then launched to most people June 4th. It follows the aforementioned Atari 2600 console from final yr and the Lego NES console set launched in 2020. 

Lego Pac-Man Arcade Set

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