LEGO Atari 2600 Review
The LEGO Atari 2600 is 2,532 pieces, and is meant for adult LEGO fans 18 and up. We doubt anyone younger will even know what this is! You’ll spend much of the build making the internal structure, which isn’t super exciting, but the moments where you are making the facade and decorative elements more than make up for it.
Once done, you have the Atari 2600 system, a corded controller, a shelf, 3 game cartridges, and three dioramas from the games Adventure, Asteroids, and Centipede. The dioramas are colorful, and packed with detail. The cartridges will require you to have a steady hand as you apply large stickers, but it’s well worth the effort. The system itself has key details like the wood grain, vented top, switches, and controller ports. The cartridges and controller actually plug in, and the joystick actually moves! Lastly, slide the top toward you to make a hidden diorama of a kid playing the Atari in his room pop up. Hidden features such as this one make these LEGO sets SO worth it!
Should I get it?
Definitely pick this up. It’s a pricy set to be sure, but if you’re a serious LEGO and video game hobbyist, we cannot recommend this special set enough!
- The level of detail is high.
- The diorama elements are vibrant and fun to admire.
- There are nice play features.
- Part of the build may feel like eating your vegetables, but it’s all in service of the dessert that awaits you once it is done!