Few toys in history are as iconic as LEGO. But the company’s latest partnership celebrates one of the few playthings worthy of that lofty status. LEGO’s newest collectible will let you build your own replica of a truly iconic game. The LEGO Icons Pac-Man Arcade Set will have you hungry to build a shrine to a legendary toy.
LEGO’s latest item recreates a vintage 1980s-style Pac-Man arcade cabinet. The 2,650-piece set, designed for ages 18+, measures 12.5-inches high, 10-inches wide, and 7-inches deep. It also comes with interactive pieces that give it the kind of vibrancy and energy you’d have if you were standing in an arcade with your middle-school friends on a Friday night.
The collection comes with “colorful brick versions” of Pac-Man, Blinky, and Clyde that rotate on a base that you can display either on top of the cabinet or on its own. Once you’re finished putting the whole thing together there’s also a coin-slot that lights up. The collectible also includes a “small vignette of a female minifigure playing Pac-Man” on a tiny Pac-Man machine herself. And finally, the back of the plastic brick replica also opens up so you can see the inner-workings. (Thats also where you can safely store the mini vignette.)
LEGO announced the set on the same day Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. (nee Namco) originally release Pac-Man in 1980. You won’t have to wait 43 years to get this version of the game, though.
The LEGO Icons Pac-Man Arcade Set will be available on June 1 to LEGO VIP members. Everyone else can grab theirs ($269.99) from LEGO.com and in LEGO Stores starting on June 4. Well, you can so long as a ghost doesn’t get you first. That goes for a video ghost or a plastic one. Because after four decades those hungry specters are finding new ways to torment us.