LEGO’s ‘PAC-MAN Arcade’ Set Reboots Retro Gaming
It’s time to break out those LEGO hard hats and prep your brick-building fingers because the Danish toy maker’s latest creation comes straight out of the retro gaming galaxy. That’s right, the company recently debuted a staggering 2,650-piece building set that pays homage to the legendary arcade gem Pac-Man. Announced on the 43rd anniversary of the game’s original release, this new ‘Pac-Man Arcade’ set is part of the LEGO Icons line and was made in collaboration with Bandai Namco.
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Chomp your way back to the 80's with the new LEGO Icons PAC-MAN Arcade! Ready! Build! Play! pic.twitter.com/ZlvhV5KLVc
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When put together, this adult-only set recreates the legendary arcade machine experience meant to transport you straight back to the retro gaming age. The LEGO Pac-Man Arcade set features Pac-Man’s iconic maze, a joystick for ultimate control, and even a cheeky coin slot (no need to raid your piggy bank for spare change, though). Atop the cabinet, you’ll find rotating versions of Pac-Man and those pesky ghosts, Blinky and Clyde. A crank on the side of the cabinet lets you navigate Pac-Man and his ghostly pals through the iconic maze. As an extra treat, this set includes a diorama of a figurine playing a pint-sized version of the arcade cabinet.
During the set’s reveal, Sven Franic, designer at LEGO, said, “A cultural icon for the past 40 years, it was a delight to bring PAC-MAN to brick life. We are always looking for new and exciting ways to bring classic gaming experiences to life. Our team of talented designers worked tirelessly to capture the essence of the beloved PAC-MAN arcade machine in brick form, from PAC-MAN himself to the colourful, maze-like environment he inhabits.”
Francic added, “Every detail was carefully considered and crafted, resulting in a one-of-a-kind LEGO creation that captures the magic of the original game while adding a playful new twist and a couple of Easter eggs – in true video game style. We are thrilled to share this incredible build with the world and cannot wait to see the joy it brings to fans of all ages.”
So if you’re ready to unleash your inner brick architect and indulge in some nostalgic gaming, then mark your calendars for June 4th when the LEGO Icons ‘PAC-MAN Arcade’ set hits the shelves. As always, LEGO VIP members can snag the set early, starting June 1st. The set is priced at AUD$399.99 and will be available at the official LEGO online store.