Lego has announced the release of a new premium set based on the classic 1980s video game Pac-Man. The set consists of 2,650 parts to recreate Pac-Man’s arcane cabinet, complete with an illuminated coin slot, a four-way joystick and a mechanical chase. This is reported by The Verge.
There is a handle on the side of the cabinet that can be turned to move the characters through the game’s maze. The set includes a diorama figure that reproduces a smaller version of the game cabinet. Spinning versions of Pac-Man and the ghosts of Blinky and Clyde sit atop the cabinet.
The set goes on sale to the general public on June 4th, although it will be available to Lego VIP members from June 1st. The cost of Lego Icons Pac-Man will be $269.99.
The release of the Pac-Man set comes 43 years after Bandai Namco (then known as Namco) first tested the game in public in 1980. This arcade game is considered one of the most popular in the world. Lego also noted that the game was installed on 293,822 thousand arcade devices within seven years of its initial release.
The company also shared that Pac-Man’s yellow color, according to game creator Toru Iwatani, was inspired by “the iconic yellow color of Lego bricks.” This Pac-Man is the latest in a series of video games created in collaboration with Lego, which, in addition to the NES console, also includes a series of interactive Super Mario sets.
We will remind that recently Lego developed new game sets, the main character of which was the famous character of video games Sonic. These are Sonic The Hedgehog sets. Their uniqueness is that the toy hedgehog will be able to rotate in a special ball. Thus, Lego realized another dream of toy fans.