After being spotted online at the end of last month, LEGO has today given us our first proper look at the upcoming PAC-MAN Arcade set, and it's a beauty.
Joining the likes of the Atari 2600 and the much sought-after NES in LEGO's collection of retro gaming goodies, this arcade cabinet will release to mark the game's 43rd anniversary on 4th June (available slightly earlier for Lego VIP members on 1st June). It consists of 2651 pieces and will set you back £229.99 / $269.99.
This is an expensive one, it is true, but looking at some of the set's awesome features has us desperately wanting to buy it all the same. Much like the NES set, the Pac-Man cabinet isn't playable as such, but you can wind a handle on the side to watch Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde chase Pac-Man around the screen. There's also a light-up coin slot and some moving larger figures on the top.
After looking at the number of bricks included in this one and the fiddly mechanisms needed to get the whole machine working, it is no surprise that Lego has listed the set as an 18+ build.
With the reveal of the upcoming Donkey Kong expansion sets a few weeks back and now this, Lego's video game range is becoming more impressive by the day.
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Will you be keeping an eye on this one? Chomp down to the comments and let us know.
Once again, an awesome set with an absurd price.
Please make more mid-priced sets of this quality, Lego. Very few people can afford these cool sets.
Dude if it wasn’t for the price I would jump on it hesitation. But it seems more willing to take a bite out of my wallet rather then those pesky ghost.
I dont really get these they look great and all, but why not have an actual playable Pac-Man cab?
Costs too much for me, but hope those who will get it will enjoy it!
So very cool - will be grabbing this one for sure! Love my NES
seems pointless. it would be cheaper to buy a arcade1up pac man bar top at that point. I think the basic one is 150 usd. but I get it. Lego fans and all.
Good advertisement. Not too long ago I played this game on an arcade machine. It is still a lot of fun.
muppet bears say WAKA WAKA.
pac persons say AWOK AWOK.
alot of people complain about the price of lego sets, but is it not basically a function of larger number of pieces = higher price?
I'm really asking, because if its not, i get your point. if it is...
I’m deep enough into LEGO that this seems like a fully reasonable price. Don’t want it though but mostly because I’m bad at Pac-Man.
Here in the Netherlands you can find an actual arcade cabinet for the same price. Lego, you failed.
OMG, She ATE one of her kids!!!!!!!
@-wc- Lego set pricing is all over the place, especially with licensing.
For example, there are some Lego sets out there with 2,000+ bricks for less than $125. Now Lego Pac-Man comes rolling around with ~2,600 pieces for nearly $300. I agree with some of the other comments. You can buy an 3/4 scale Arcade1Up cab that actually plays Pac-Man for the same amount.
Heck, there's an officially licensed Metal Slug 3 arcade cabinet from a Chinese Lego alternative for 80 bucks on Amazon with ~1,500 pieces, it has just as much functionality as this and looks better too. Goes great with my Neo Geo Mini on my shelf.
I'm not paying that much for an unplayable arcade cabinet that i hafta put together myself. But it looks great!
Nothing celebrates a 43rd anniversary like an overpriced Lego set.
@Matl Maybe people can go in on a set and have joint custody. One person gets night and weekends, one person gets holidays, etc.
It'd be cool if the game was playable, and you build the cabinet out of lego.
@OldManHermit that would be very cool, but I doubt physically possible.
thanks for the info! it makes sense that licensing would have an impact on pricing. 👍
I noticed a potential Easter egg with the score being 2251980, thinking it came out on 2/25/80. But it actually was released on 5/22/80.
Oh wait, that's how Europeans do their dates! 22/5/80
If you want the real deal game experience, then yeah buy an Arcade 1-UP counter cab. But the people buying this know that this isn't what it is. Like with any Lego set, it's a lengthy experience building these larger sets, and the end result is a nice display that you built yourself over a long period of time. I think its so dumb when people compare the prices of these products to the real thing, you aren't paying for the real thing, you are paying for a premium product/experience that gives you a nice display model.
@-wc- All I can say is that if buy one of these, I know they are going to work, and I know they are high quality at the vary least.
Arcade1up makes a remake of this arcade cabinet that works for about the same price. I'd probably get that before the lego kit.
Probably too much detail, but I wish the marquee and side art were made with LEGO bricks and not stickers.
@Thomystic Europeans? Or… you know… the rest of the world? 🙃
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