An official Lego Atari 2600 is reportedly launching this August

Lego is now firmly entrenched in the world of video games, what with its sets inspired by the likes of Mario, Sonic, and Minecraft, and that looks set to continue with an official Lego version of the iconic Atari 2600 having now been uncovered for apparent release later this year.

As reported by Promobricks (via VGC), an official Lego version of the Atari 2600 console – which initially released as the Atari VCS all the way back in 1977 – complete with distinctive wooden trim, will arrive this August as part of Atari’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Promobricks says the set – not to to be confused with the fan-made submission on Lego’s Ideas website – will include a Lego rendition of the console itself (said to be roughly the size of the 1977 original), a replica of the equally iconic CX40 joystick, plus a cartridge of gaming classic Pitfall! fashioned from plastic bricks.

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