Lego celebrates 50 years of Atari with an elaborate 2600 set

The brand recently turned 50 and current owner Atari Interactive is celebrating the occasion with a kit for its most popular console. The set will be available on August 1st.

The Atari 2600 debuted in 1977 as the Atari Video Computer System (name changed in 1982). The Lego kit is based on a four switch version released in 1980. The set consists of 2,532 parts. It includes a movable joystick that Lego says feels like the real thing.

Atari 2066 Lego set


There are cartridges for Asteroids Adventure and centipede which you can put in the main body. There is a matching buildable mini model for each game and cartridges can be stored in a holder. Sliding open the front panel reveals a pop-up scene of an ’80s playroom, which is a fun detail.

Atari is celebrating its milestone in a different way. For one, it has partnered with Cariuma for. It will be released this fall for the Atari 2600, 5200, 7800, ST, Jaguar and Lynx on modern consoles, Steam and the Epic Games Store.

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