LEGO Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone Set Confirmed for January

the set had been approved earlier this year and is now ready for a proper release!

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 12/29/2021 23:35 Comment on this     ShareThis

Back in February, designer Viv “toastergrl” Grannell’s Sonic the Hedgehog submission to LEGO Ideas was approved to be turned into a proper retail LEGO set. Now, LEGO Sonic the Hedgehog – Green Hill Zone is coming to stores January 1, 2022. Here’s a bit about the set from the press release:

Lots of fun details and easter eggs have been incorporated into the 1,125-piece set including five minifigures – an updated version of Sonic, Crabmeat, Moto Bug, Dr. Eggman and the Phantom Ruby.  Also included are 10 boxes of golden-coloured Rings and a Technic lever to spring Sonic and friends into the air. And just like in the game, you can earn a gem reward as you build the set! This fun-filled LEGO build results in a dynamic display set or one that can be played with by any Sonic or LEGO fan for years to come.

LEGO fan Viv Grannell is a passionate Sonic enthusiast and saw an opportunity to create a dedicated LEGO set. They submitted their design to the LEGO Ideas® platform, a LEGO initiative that allows fans to create designs which are then voted on by the wider LEGO fan community.  The submission reached the required 10,000 votes to be considered by the LEGO team to be made into reality.

Taking on the challenge of turning the concept into a LEGO set was LEGO Designer Sam Johnson. Talking about the set, Sam said; “Just about anyone who has enjoyed video games on any level in the last 30 years, knows and loves Sonic — and has probably sped through the unforgettable Green Hill Zone with him. We have designed this set to be just as colourful and fun as the in-game version of The Green Hill Zone, then filled it with lots of easter eggs and even prizes to help fans enjoy some of their most beloved gaming icons in a brand-new way.”

Here’s everything that comes in the set:

  • 5 minifigures, including a new version of Sonic and also Crab, Motobug, Dr. Eggman, and Phantom Ruby
  • 10 ring boxes
  • Modular build, which can be linked to other architecture sets
  • Interactive elements and easter eggs, such as:
  • A Technic lever on the spring module to launch Sonic and his friends into the air
  • Sit Dr Eggman inside the Egg Robot
  • Just like in the game – get a gem reward as you build the set
  • Super speed and shied TV screens also included

The Sonic set will sell for $69.99. If you’d like to look into getting one for yourself, hit up this link.

Source: LEGO Press Release

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