LEGO released the Atari 2600 video game collection, a tribute to the nostalgia of the ’80s

The Atari 2600 is back – as a LEGO set.

LEGO announced last week that it will release a remake of the popular video game console on August 1 for $239.99.

The LEGO Atari 2600 set is based on a four-key review of the Atari 2600, released in 1980, three years after the original console was released in 1977, according to a LEGO press release.

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The release said customers who buy a new LEGO set will be able to build their own Atari 2600 game console with features including a controller with a joystick that’s supposed to feel like the original.

LEGO releases a new set, based on the Atari 2600 video game console released in 1980. (LEGO/Fox News)

New set of LEGO Atari 2600

The new LEGO set will cost $239.99 and will be available on the LEGO website. (LEGO/Fox News)

When it’s built, the LEGO Atari 2600 opens up in the foreground to show a pop-up scene from an 80s game room, according to the release.

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The collection also includes brick copies of three iconic video game cartridges: Asteroids, Adventure and Centipede, the statement said.

LEGO Atari 2600 . toys

The set also comes with three iconic video game cartridges: Asteriods, Adventure and Centipede. (LEGO/Fox News)

LEGO Atari 2600 Centipede

Each cartridge can be stored in a case, or built into miniature versions of each toy, according to a LEGO press release. (LEGO/Fox News)

The set contains 2,532 pieces and is recommended for people 18 years of age or older. When manufactured, the LEGO Atari 2600 is over 3 inches high, 13 inches wide, and 8.5 inches deep, according to the product description.

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LEGO is releasing the new collection in honor of Atari’s 50th anniversary, according to the release.

The LEGO Atari 2600 was designed by Chris McVeigh, a lifelong Atari fan, according to version.

LEGO Atari 2600 Pop-up Set

The LEGO Atari 2600 opens in the front to reveal a scene inspired by an 80s video game room. (LEGO/Fox News)

“The Atari 2600 was one of the most memorable gifts I received as a child,” McPhee said in a statement. “I remember spending hours and hours in front of the TV, and I’m totally amazed that I can play card games in my home.”

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“That’s why bringing two icons together, Atari and Lego, into this incredible set, was such an incredible experience,” McPhee added. “We hope this classic console build will take you back to those Halcyon days when a handful of pixels meant a world full of adventure.”

The LEGO Atari 2600 will be released on August 1 and will be available for purchase on the LEGO website.

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