Lego and Bandai Namco are collaborating on an arcade cabinet set. The Lego Icons Pac-Man Arcade Set will release on June 1, 2023 and be available through Lego’s website and physical Lego stores for $269.99/€269.99/£229.99.
The Lego set will be based on the screen and controls of the classic 1980 Pac-Man arcade cabinet. The set also includes reproductions of Pac-Man, Blinky, and Clyde, which sit on top of the cabinet. They can flip from their normal versions, to a scene where Pac-Man is able to eat both ghosts. Once complete, the coin slot can light up. The cabinet also contains a hidden vignette of a Lego minifigure playing Pac-Man at an arcade cabinet.
When talking about the collaboration, both Lego and Bandai Namco expressed similarities between the two companies. Sven Franic, a designer for the set, stated that both companies share a love of bringing fun to people through their products. Meanwhile Aadil Tayouga, Director of Licensing and Business Strategy at Bandai Namco Europe, said that Pac-Man’s yellow color had been inspired by Lego, giving this set a natural connection.
This is the latest of Lego’s many collaborations with video game companies. Previously, they have released Lego sets based on Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog, console sets based on the NES and Atari 2600, and a Tallneck from Horizon Forbidden West.
The Lego Icons Pac-Man Arcade set will release on June 1, 2023.