A purported image of the rumored LEGO Icons Pac-Man Arcade Machine set has been making rounds online, and it’s creating plenty of buzz among the LEGO fan community. This image, posted by reliable LEGO insider @Falconbricks via Twitter shows a miniaturized version of the iconic arcade machine. While the images are a bit blurry, it shows a classic cabinet arcade with three mini-builds of Pac-Man, Blinky, and Clyde.
The LEGO Icons Pac-Man Arcade Machine set is said to be part of the LEGO Icons portfolio and is rumored to clock in at 2,651 pieces with a price tag of $269.99 making it another pricier LEGO set that appeals to adult LEGO fans. It’s unclear whether this brick-built arcade machine will be functional, but with that price point, it is certainly expected to come up with plenty of play features and interactivity.
It is interesting to note that the price point of the LEGO Icons Pac-Man Arcade Machine is somewhat within the same price range as another brick-built classic, the LEGO Icons Atari 2600 (10306) from last year. I can just imagine how good it will look to see these classic gaming superstars displayed alongside one another.
LEGO Icons Pac-Man Arcade Machine Release Date and Availability
This brick-built classic set is expected to be officially released on June 1, 2023. And though LEGO is yet to make an official announcement, we can be sure that an official reveal may happen anytime within the next couple of weeks. We’ll see if LEGO will also offer this as a pre-order deal which the company is fond of doing lately.
LEGO Icons Pac-Man Arcade Machine and Other Video Games Inspired Builds
LEGO has been making sets based on popular video games for a while now. Just last week, they announced a series of LEGO Sonic the Hedgehog sets in collaboration with Sega. And as of to date, LEGO video gamers can also expand their collection with Nintendo-inspired sets such as the highly interactive Super Mario series, and the brick-built Nintendo Entertainment System.
The Pac-Man Arcade Machine set is an exciting addition to Lego’s video game-themed sets. With its impressive piece count and interactive features, it is going to be a sure hit among LEGO and video gaming fans. Stay tuned for more updates as LEGO makes an official announcement about this set anytime soon.
LEGO has now officially listed the LEGO Icons Atari 2600 (10306) – coming in August!
One can say that LEGO’s made a killer collaboration with videogame companies for new products. Look no further than the various sets for “Super Mario”, “Minecraft”, “Overwatch” and so much more. That synergy has also reached the very gaming platforms these games are played on too. Nostalgia must’ve filled LEGO-collecting gamers with the Nintendo Entertainment System set (71374) from 2020. So what if the brick-built NES console can’t actually play games? It just looked and felt so incredible. And Nintendo (and Sega) aren’t the only iconic names in gaming linking with LEGO. The Icons line will be getting a replica of yet another classic: the LEGO Icons Atari 2600 (10306) set.
Ladies and gentlemen, as The Brick Fan tells it, the official listing for LEGO Icons Atari 2600 (10306) is up. Like the earlier NES set, this is a to-scale reproduction of a historical early-80’s videogame console. And like 71374, the Icons Atari (10306) packs some surprises like only LEGO can make them. Atari’s even two-upping the NES’s solo “Super Mario” brick cartridge with three top-ranked carts. The LEGO Icons Atari 2600 also packs a controller, cart storage, mini-dioramas for said titles, and more. It might be a lot easier to just direct you to the link, and these product info snippets. For this writer, who played the Atari 2600 at a very young age, is still somewhat overwhelmed.
Age 18+ | 2,532 pieces | 1 minifigure | $239.99 | Coming August 1
- 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
Catch this LEGO video game console classic when it launches next month!
We just took a good look at the highly-anticipated LEGO set for Optimus Prime (10302), from Hasbro’s “Transformers” franchise. It’s but the latest entry to the Age-18+ LEGO Creator Expert (or LEGO for Adults) line this 2022. Starting with the Boutique Hotel (10297), we’ve been blessed with awesome sets for grown-up LEGO builders. And this unprecedented collaboration between LEGO and Hasbro for a brick-built Optimus isn’t even the last for the year. They’ve got more Creator Expert/Adult sets awaiting launch. Some are throwbacks to old LEGO sets, some are new, and others are annual releases. Stone Wars gives us further info on these upcoming releases.
Surely you still recall the LEGO Castle set numbered 10305 that’s been a favored subject of rumor. The last word puts its launch this coming August. But before that, according to Stone Wars, we’ve got an apparent follow-up to the 2018 Creator Expert Roller Coaster (10261). This set, numbered 10303, is said to launch in July. And that’s not all. Here’s a listing of what else to come from Creator Expert before the year’s out.
- Optimus Prime (10302) – Due June 1; see our feature on it
- Roller Coaster (10303) – 3,756 pieces; €349.99; July
- Chevrolet Camaro (10304) – 1,456 pieces; €159.99; summer or autumn
- Castle (10305) – €349.99; August
- Atari 2600 (10306) – €169.99; August
- Eiffel Tower (10307) – €629.99; November
- Winter Village 2022 (10308) – €99.99; Holidays 2022
- Botanical Collection: Succulents (10309) – 771 pieces; €49.99; May
Yeah, the numbering order doesn’t necessarily reflect the release order. Botanical Collection: Succulents is Creative Expert set number 10309, but it’s available now. Also, set 10301, supposedly a space set, has yet to be revealed itself. For now, the above list has concrete info for the sets, but LEGO’s yet to tell us more.