Update: The LEGO Icons Pac-Man Arcade set has been officially announced.
Coming in at a hefty $399.99 AUD, the 2651-piece set releases on June 4th and lets fans build a gorgeous Pac-Man arcade machine complete with a ton of incredible details from the illuminated coin slot to the mechanical maze “gameplay” and hidden rear compartment where you can keep the included minifigure and minifigure-scale arcade machine.
The arcade machine measures in at over 32cm high, topped by a very cute and creative Pac-Man, Blinky and Clyde who flip orientation – and demeanour – at the press of a button.
Right now the set is listed on the official LEGO Store with orders opening up on June 4th, and early access to LEGO VIPs kicking off on June 1st.
“Take a trip back to the 1980s with this LEGO® Icons PAC-MAN Arcade (10323) building set for adults. Enjoy a rewarding project recreating the iconic maze-chase cabinet arcade game, considered by many as the most influential video game of all time.
Authentic detailing This LEGO replica is loaded with retro design details and fun features, including a 4-way joystick and an illuminating coin slot. Turn the handle to activate a mechanical maze that simulates the classic chase between your favourite characters or open the back panel to view the mechanical elements. There’s even a 1980s arcade scene to build, complete with a gaming minifigure and a display case with rotatable PAC-MAN, BLINKY and CLYDE figures.”
Original story: It looks like the next big LEGO set for old-school video game fans is going to be a Pac-Man arcade machine, according to leaked images and info that popped up over the weekend.
The set has appeared via images showing the set as it should be displayed in stores, and reportedly comes from an internal LEGO retail brief. It also contains pricing and releases information, with the Pac-Man arcade machine set said to be launching on June 1st for $269.99 USD (approximately $400 AUD), and will contain 2651 pieces.
It’s unclear from the blurred images whether this set will contain interactive/mechanical elements like the LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System’s cartridge slot and “playable” Super Mario Bros. level but it’s priced similarly and with a similar piece count so it may wind up packing some surprises. It also appears that there are some accompanying LEGO Pac-Man characters and potentially even another, miniature arcade machine included.
In the world of video game-themed LEGO, the company also recently revealed a new line of Sonic the Hedgehog LEGO sets.
Unlike the existing Green Hill Zone set that falls under the LEGO Ideas banner, these new additions are aimed at a younger audience and are more geared towards active play than display. The core component is the idea of Sonic’s Speed Sphere, which can be launched across the built LEGO courses, which include things like loops and rings in the bigger Green Hill Zone Loop Challenge set.
The sets range in price from $52.99 to $169.99 and feature Sonic, Robotnik, Tails, Amy and plenty of other recognisable components. They’re all listed on the LEGO website now with sale starting on August 1st, 2023: