The LEGO Group and Bandai Namco are celebrating the 43rd anniversary of Pac-Man with the reveal of the new vintage Icons Pac-Man Arcade Set – one of the most famous and nostalgic arcade games of all time.
Originally released on May 22, 1980, by Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. (previously Namco) in Japan, the Pac-Man video game became a cultural icon. After 40 years of being a part of pop culture worldwide through games, TV shows, music and more, the LEGO Group has collaborated with Bandai Namco to bring the 80s classic back in brick form.
This collaboration led to the unique discovery that PAC-MAN’s famous yellow color was inspired by the LEGO Group’s signature color.
Chomp your way back to the 80's with the new LEGO Icons PAC-MAN Arcade! Ready! Build! Play! pic.twitter.com/ZlvhV5KLVc
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The new LEGO set design shows an arcade version of Pac-Man and allows you to recreate some of the legendary ghost munching moves of the game. In addition, builders can create large colourful brick versions of Pac-Man, Blinky and Clyde that rotate on a base, and can be displayed on top of the cabinet or separately.
Once complete – you can light up the coin-slot, plus there is a small vignette of a female minifigure playing Pac-Man on an arcade, hidden inside of the cabinet.
LEGO VIP members will have early access to purchase the LEGO PAC-MAN Arcade set on June 1, 2023 from LEGO.com/PAC-MAN and LEGO Stores, or available on June 4, 2023 at the retail price of $269.99.