Gotta Build Fast
Sonic the Hedgehog is the next iconic video game franchise to be getting its own Lego set as Lego and SEGA team up to recreate the game’s iconic level, the Green Hill Zone.
Specifically, the new Lego set will take inspiration from Sonic Mania‘s version of the Green Hill Zone. The design came from an upload to Lego Ideas made by a 24-year old Sonic fan named Viv Grannell.
Lego Ideas is an outlet for Lego fans to create and pitch their own unique designs, these designs can then be voted on by fellow community members and can potentially get approved for release as official sets. Submissions need to receive 10,000 votes before the company will consider manufacturing an official set based on the idea.
The set is still in the development phase and can change between now and release, but here is a breakdown of the pieces included in Grannell’s original design:
- “Classic” Sonic the Hedgehog minifigure
- “Classic” Dr Eggman, Motobug and three Flickies as brick-built figures
- Heavy Gunner and Heavy Magician as brick-built figures (new!)
- Green Hill Zone “Palm Tree”, “Spring”, “Bridge and “Loop” modules (redesigned!)
- Egg Robot mech (redesigned!)
- Phantom Ruby and Ring accessories
- ~700 pieces, with 8 new prints (excluding minifigure parts) and a sticker sheet
Grannell also broke down some of the key features of the set in their original design post:
- Create your own act by connecting the Green Hill Zone modules together.
- Use the Technic lever on the spring module to launch Sonic and his Flicky friends into the air!
- Help Sonic collect the ring and Extra Life while dodging the Motobug.
- Sit Dr Eggman inside the Egg Robot mech.
- Stomp through the zone with the mech’s posable arms and legs.
- Use the handle on the mech’s extendable arms to perform a drill attack!
- Stop the Phantom Ruby falling into the clutches of Dr Eggman and the Hard Boiled Heavies!
- Rebuild into the “Encore mode” alternate build to continue the adventure – with additional modules, the Heavy King and his lackeys, the Master Emerald, and the Tornado!
This isn’t the first time Lego has created a set based on a video game, having previously done sets based on games like Halo, and most recently, the Super Mario Lego sets released last year.