Is Atari gaining steam in 2022? Possibly. This August, Lego is expected to unveil an authentic Atari system, says a recent claim. 2022’s marks the device’s three-decade milestone, and this bundle would serve in honoring it. German fan website Promobricks is rumored to be the source of this Lego set’s knowledge.
It is stated on the website that this package includes a VCS console that can be built from scratch. A sequence from the Atari original Pitfall would also be included. This Blizzard’s IP was a popular seller during the late 1980s and was among the major releases for a home console.
2022 Mark 45th Lap of Atari VCS
If you think of it that way, this collection is supposed to commemorate the device’s upcoming centennial. This year marks the 45th commemoration of the introduction of the Atari VCS. The machine was renamed 2600 in the early 80s, marking the device’s 40th year. Obviously, the system was released only five years after the original Pong cabinet was deployed in California, marking the gaming industry’s 50th year. Lego will formally refer to it as the “Atari 50th Anniversary Gaming Console,” the article claims.
Approximately 35 million VCS systems were sold globally, most of them in North America. Many low-quality products were released in response to this popularity; either from other companies eager to join the trend or Atari itself, which was rushing out large blockbusters like ET: The Extra-Terrestrial in order to keep up with demand. The device was subsequently criticized for the North American ‘video game collapse’ of 1983, which the NES is acknowledged for correcting a few years later.
The famous Mario line, as well as the Overwatch series, have both seen Lego dabbling with video game-based motifs previously, but it now looks like the company is branching out outside the usual suspects. A Lego model based on Sony’s highly-prized title Horizon Forbidden West has likewise been released. For $79.99, you can get the Lego Horizon Forbidden West Tallneck, which would be kit no 76989 and has 1222 pieces.