LEGO have officially unveiled their next Gaming-themed set, and it’s a blast from the past with 10323 PAC-MAN Arcade!
This 2,651-piece buildable Pac-Man Arcade Machine set also features moving components, allowing you to move Pac-Man and ghosts through certain parts of the maze, capturing the magic of the iconic Bandai Namco game.
10323 PAC-MAN Arcade Machine has a release date of 1 June 2023 for LEGO VIPs, ahead of 4 June 2023 general release and will retail for US$269.99 / AU$399.99.
See below for regional product pages and pricing:
- 10323 PAC-MAN Arcade [US] – US$269.99
- 10323 PAC-MAN Arcade [AUS] – AU$399.99
- 10323 PAC-MAN Arcade [UK] – £229.99
- 10323 PAC-MAN Arcade [EU] – €269.99
- 10323 PAC-MAN Arcade [CA] – CAD$349.99
The LEGO PAC-MAN Arcade Machine is a brilliant blend of LEGO’s real life object meets vintage gaming trend, and should be a great addition for vintage video game fans, especially if you own the 10306 Atari 2600, and 71374 Nintendo Entertainment System.
It’s quite a sizeable model too, with the LEGO PAC-MAN Arcade machine measuring 12.5 in. (32 cm) high, 10 in. (25 cm) wide and 7 in. (17 cm) deep, and the height and bright colours will make for an eye-catching display model.
The set also includes this large brick versions of PAC-MAN, BLINKY and CLYDE, which can rotate and be displayed on its own, or on top of the arcade cabinet.
The back of the Arcade Cabinet opens up, revealing the intricate mechanical functions on the inside, as well as a cute Easter Egg – a small vignette of female PAC-MAN fan playing on an Arcade.
It’s Arcades all the way down!
Check out a video of it in action!
The set is designed by Sven Franic who commented: “A cultural icon for the past 40 years, it was a delight to bring PAC-MAN to brick life. We are always looking for new and exciting ways to bring classic gaming experiences to life. Our team of talented designers worked tirelessly to capture the essence of the beloved PAC-MAN arcade machine in brick form, from PAC-MAN himself to the colourful, maze-like environment he inhabits.
There’s even a light brick to illuminate the coin slot.
Every detail was carefully considered and crafted, resulting in a one-of-a-kind LEGO creation that captures the magic of the original game while adding a playful new twist and a couple of Easter eggs – in true video game style. We are thrilled to share this incredible build with the world and cannot wait to see the joy it brings to fans of all ages.”
During the design process, it was also revealed by Namco Bandai that PAC-MAN’s yellow colour was inspired by the LEGO Group’s signature yellow bricks!
I think this is a really cool set, and I love the brick-built arcade design, and how fun it looks. I can’t wait to see how the mechanisms work in the flesh. PAC-MAN is such an iconic video game character, and has defined so much of the history of arcade and video games, and works so well in this format.
Check out more lifestyle photos supplied by LEGO below
LEGO are on to a winner here, and I think this is a really well-designed set that will appeal to a large number of fans, from retro gamers to LEGO fans looking for a unique display set with interesting play features.
I’ll be reviewing the set in a few days so keep an eye out for a detailed look at the PAC-MAN Arcade Machine!
What do you think of the LEGO PAC-MAN Arcade Machine? Will you be adding this to your collection?
10323 PAC-MAN Arcade Machine will be released exclusively on LEGO.com or your local LEGO Store on 1 June 2023.
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This looks absolutely amazing. I’m desperately trying to find discounts online to bring that price down :,)
Corey Kline says
How long do you think it will be until someone adapts this to hold a functional screen and controls to run an emulated version of the game?
This build looks awesome and I’m definitely going to have to save up for this one!
Jim Allen Johnston says
ohhhh that looks so cool…
though, you know, cost, space, etc. Maybe I’ll be able to get the little Pac Man and Ghosts by themselves! or break down and get the whole thing 🙂
Too expensive unfortunately otherwise I’d definitely buy. The Nintendo set is much better value and also bigger with just as impressive mechanical functions. I expect this set to become discounted pretty quickly just like the Foosball table. Surely licensing costs from Nintendo for Mario are more than Pacman
Adrian Prepelita says
That price is actually good – 10 cents per piece and you get some big one + all the prints, Also the functionality here is better that in Nintendo set IMHO and the colours are popping, so don’t wait for a discount at all, this set will sell great)
Lego are confused. Who is the target audience for this? Kids won’t care its too old fashioned and the older guys won’t pay for something that they can buy a working version of much cheaper. Have they learned nothing from the flop of the Atari. As nice as both sets are – they are ultimately pointless
When I first heard of a PAC-MAN set, I thought: What? Who need this? But now I need this set!!! I love everything about it starting with the color scheme and finishing with that sticker on the side.
Thank you for this pictures, you are the man!
Looks amazing, but there also looks like a lot of stickers there as well. Looks like the maze border pieces all have stickers on them (although I’d struggle to see how they might have done those two-tones without them.
Jay Ong says
I believe the Mazes are all printed tiles, thankfully. It would be disastrous to sticker that many pieces.
If you zoom in on the photo that shows those tiles, you can see its a flat blue tile with a sticker…some are not straight giving it away.
Jay Ong says
I literally have the set in hand and can confirm that these are printed tiles.
They don’t look straight in some photos because they’re not aligned to the Technic pins beneath.