Five More Game Consoles We Hope To See In LEGO Form – Brick Fanatics
The recent reveal of 10306 Atari 2600 has us wondering if other LEGO games consoles might follow suit.
10306 Atari 2600 is an unexpected delight in the LEGO ICONS range. It is inspired by the game console of the late 70s, which offered classic games like Asteroids, Pitfall! and ET the extra-terrestrial. Its wooden panels and single-button joystick helped it become a design classic, and it’s been referenced in films such as the mega-crossover Ready Player One.
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As such, it’s easy to see why it’s become a LEGO set – and we can’t help but speculate if a new collection of products begins. The LEGO Group has released the Nintendo 71374 Entertainment System as part of the Super Mario theme, and there are plenty of other iconic consoles to draw inspiration from. Here are a few that we think are worthy of a brick-based recreation:
5 – SEGA Mega Drive
The 1988 SEGA Mega Drive is known as the first console to feature Sonic the Hedgehog, with other titles like Gunstar Heroes, Streets of Rage and Earthworm Jim earning it legions of fans. It was known as SEGA Genesis in America (apparently because it looked cooler) and console games were frequently released on modern platforms.
As such, the Mega Drive is a great option for a LEGO set – especially since we already have a LEGO Sonic set on the shelves. But it also presents unique design possibilities. In an effort to extend the life of the console, add-ons such as the SEGA CD and SEGA 32X were released for it. While they didn’t save SEGA from eventual demise, it would certainly make for a unique building experience.
4 – Sony PlayStation
This little gray box started life as a Nintendo collaboration before going on its own. Like the Mega Drive before it, the PlayStation helped make video games a serious medium – or at least a medium for older consumers. Titles like Resident Evil and Final Fantasy VII could be found here, as could kid-friendly fare like Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon.
The original PlayStation design (which dates back to 1994) is still quite stylish today, although the base model is available in a few slightly different versions. As such, there are plenty of things LEGO designers can work with.
3 – Nintendo GameCube
The 2001 Nintendo GameCube wasn’t Nintendo’s most popular console, but it’s one of the most unusual. It featured an ominous color scheme, tiny game discs, a quirky controller layout, and a carry handle for easy portability. He also launched a number of wacky video games, including Luigi’s Mansion, Pikmin, and the Odama micro pinball extravaganza.
The boxy design of the GameCube means building a LEGO version is probably pretty straightforward. There’s even enough space inside to hold a diorama; Anyone fancy seeing Isle Delfino in LEGO form?
2 – NEC PC Engine
Also known as TurboGrafx-16, the PC Engine was launched in 1987 and remains one of the smallest game consoles in the world. It’s something that’s also run in the gaming world, but it’s hosted games such as Bomberman, R-Type and Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, meaning it’s no slouch in terms of software.
The console’s small size (it’s only 14cm wide and 14cm long) might make it a more attractive choice for LEGO fans, given the high price of existing LEGO consoles. That said, its relative obscurity would potentially work against it.
1-Nintendo game boy
Of course, there’s no reason for us to stick to home consoles. The 1989 Game Boy gave Nintendo’s nascent handheld console market a quick start in the rear, spawning an exciting collection of handheld game consoles. While it can’t quite compete with modern machines, it’s home to beloved titles like Super Mario Land, Pokemon Red/Blue, and the immortal puzzler Tetris.
A LEGO Game Boy would be another way to cut the cost of LEGO games consoles and may prove to be more tactile than similar models to date. It might even be able to add on-screen backlighting – something the real Game Boy was notoriously lacking.
For now, we can anticipate the release of 10306 Atari 2600; it will be available for purchase on August 1, 2022. If you’re more of a Nintendo fan, you can also purchase the 71374 Nintendo Entertainment System from LEGO.com now.
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