At this point, I want more and more video game franchises getting the LEGO treatment. I’ve been a big fan of the Lego Super Mario courses that launched last year. I’m also a huge fan of the LEGO NES set. With Nintendo clearly enjoying their collaboration with LEGO, I’m happy that Sega is joining in on the fun.
“I’ve been invested in the world of Sonic for almost my entire life, and it’s such a perfect fit for the LEGO system that I spent about a year rallying support for it to happen,” says 24-year-old, UK based, LEGO superfan Viv Grannell. “Having 10,000 people back my design was overwhelming enough, even with friends and family behind me, but having it be selected for further development was the most exciting secret I have ever had to keep!”
“At SEGA, we’ve always encouraged fans to take part in the legacy of the Sonic franchise through their own creations and it’s wonderful to see the tradition continued through the LEGO Ideas program. We’re thrilled to partner with Viv and the LEGO Group, and hope to inspire fans to continue creating their own unique Sonic the Hedgehog™ experiences for generations to come.”
The set features many staples of the series and I’m pretty impressed by the size of Dr. Robotnik’s machine, the monsters, and the 1-up. It even includes the shuttle loop, a beetle Badnik, and the various creatures Sonic saves as he closes off a zone.
- “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
Unfortunately, there is no release date or price for the set, but I’ll update the article if and when we hear more about the set.