Lego plans to release a special edition set that pays homage to the iconic Pac-Man arcade game and celebrates its cultural impact.
With 2,561 pieces, the set looks to replicate the popular 1980s arcade game and comes complete with bricks that illuminate the coin slot.
Sadly, does not actually function as a playable game – but the fun, for both Lego and Pac-Man fans, lies in creating the iconic device, which is packed full of nostalgic details.
The company says the piece is ‘loaded with retro game details you’ll want to devour.’
One of the key features is a ‘mechanical maze’ that can be operated by turning a lever on the side of the completed model.
To mark the 43rd anniversary of Pac-Man’s first reveal, Lego announced a new set based on the classic game
Shaped like an arcade cabinet, it features 2,561 pieces complete with a joystick and even a coin slot that lights up
The Pac-Man Arcade Lego set is set to go on sale on June 4 as part of Lego’s Icons collection, priced at $270 in the US and £230 in the UK
The original PacMan arcade was created by game designer Toru Iwatani when he was only 25 years old and was released in 1980
As it is turned, the characters inside the maze move around thanks to nifty Lego engineering.
The miniature Lego arcade game measures 13 x 10 x 7 inches and even has a removable back panel that allows owners to look inside to see the inner workings of the machine.
The Pac-Man Arcade Lego set is set to go on sale on June 4 as part of Lego’s Icons collection, priced at $270 in the US and link alternatif kingdomtoto £230 in the UK.
The original Pac-Man arcade was created by game designer Toru Iwatani in 1980, when he was only 25 years old.
The miniature Lego arcade game measures 13 x 10 x 7 inches and even has a removable back panel that allows owners to look inside and see the inner workings of the machine
Part of the fun is turning the crank and seeing everything move around inside
Lego says the piece is ‘loaded with retro game details you’ll want to devour’
The Pac-Man figures and vulnerable ghosts are seen in this picture from the new Lego set
The toy comes with a coin slot that lights up at the push of a button
The Lego set features a hand-crank on the side that lets you move Pac-Man and the ghosts around the maze
It revolutionized gameplay and game design by introducing what were groundbreaking features at the time, such as a ‘power-up’ – a pill that made ghosts vulnerable – together with short animated sequences between levels.
Recognizing its significant contribution to video game history, Pac-Man was inducted into the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2012.
Following its launch, the game was installed in 293,822 arcade units in seven years.
Alongside numerous video-game appearances, Pac-Man was later turned into a hit cartoon by Hanna-Barbera in the 80s.
It also appeared in Disney’s Wreck-It-Ralph movie in 2012 and its 2018 sequel, Ralph Breaks the Internet.