Lego’s official Sonic the Hedgehog recreates Green Hill Zone. After about a month of waiting, Lego’s official Sonic the Hedgehog has finally arrived.
At $69.99, 1,124-piece recreation of the iconic Green Hill Zone Stage, complete with the legoized versions of the titular heroic hedgehog, a handful of classic Sonic villains, Dr. Eggman, and of course the chaos Emeralds.
Lego’s official Sonic the Hedgehog Recreates Green Hill Zone
Officially called the Lego ideas Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone set, the new kit’s origins are in a crowdsourced Lego Ideas set that was suggested by Lego and Sonic fan Viv Grannell in 2019.
Right after the set got to 10,000 votes via the ideas program, Lego conducted an official review of the project in March 2020, and in February 2021, greenlit the proposal for development into a real set.
And the final set looks quite nice: the bright, blocky 8-bit of the original set translates quite well to the similar brick-based Lego design, and the details of the set (which also includes the checkpoint marker, a technic-powered spring set to launch Sonic, Power-up crates, and a picture-perfect loop) this all feel ripped right out of the genesis original.
Sonic the Hedgehog Lego Game
The final set has been set to take a bit of a different direction coming from Grannell’s original proposed Idea set that was focused on Sonic Mania along with the lego versions of that game’s villainous Hard-boiled heavies, Egg Robot Mech, and the Phantom Ruby.
The retails is set to, however, take a less title-specific approach to build the green Hill Zone in form of Lego, with the crabmeat of the stage and the moto Bug enemies and Dr. Eggman boss, along with Eggman’s Egg Mobile ship.
Sonic in Lego Dimension
Sonic has appeared in Lego form before. The character was a part of the Lego Dimension tie-in set in 2016, although sonic’s Minifigure version has been offered a new design with some interesting additional details.
So, you should note that, unlike Lego’s other major recent video game partnership with Nintendo on its super Mario sets, the Sonic sets are not intended as an interactive playset.
Sonic’s Lego debut is basically a brick-based creation, with no smart sensors or companion apps. With that stated, the set is intended to be somewhat modular, allowing the fans to purchase lots of copies (or perhaps one day, additional Sonic-Themed sets) to make the levels longer.
official Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone Price
The lego Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone is set to be available to both people at the Lego stores and at the lego’s website for $69.99 starting on New Year’s Day. But if you happen to be looking to snag a copy, you might actually want to take a cue from Sonic himself and move on very fast.