The Lego Group today announces the new Lego Ideas Sonic The Hedgehog Green Hill Zone Set, a detailed LEGO stone presentation of one of the most iconic video game levels of all time.
This new analog version of the Green Hill Zone was designed by the 24-year-old British Lego Superfan Via Wrangell over the Lego Ideas Platform and gives fans the opportunity to build a piece of video game history themselves.
Sonic The Hedgehog appeared in 1991 worldwide on the screens of the players when he raced through the first level of the game to collect golden rings. The meanwhile Iconic Green Hill Zone is a light green-covered landscape that is inspired by the characteristic hills of California.
Sonic has maintained the tradition of the popular Green Hill Zone over the past 30 years in many new versions of the game — and now this zone can be addressed in a new way: as a lifelike LEGO version built by fans and can be available on New Year’s Day in the Lego stores and on the website.
In the 1,125-piece set there are many charming details and Easter Eggs, including Minifigures — an updated version of Sonic, Crab meat, Motor Bug, Dr. Eggman and the Phantom Ruby. In addition, a 10-ring box, gold-colored rings and a technique lever contain, which can be catapulted with the Sonic and its friends in the air.
And just like in the game you can get a gem as a reward when building the set! This dynamic LEGO set offers fun and joy for years, although it is now fully built to the shelf or playing it.
Lego-Fan Via Wrangell is a passionate Sonic fan and saw the opportunity to build my own Lego set. The design was submitted on the Lego Ideas platform, a Lego initiative that allows fans to share ideas, which can then tune the entire Lego-Fangemeinde.
The submission reached the required 10,000 votes to get green light from the Lego team and to be implemented into action.
The challenge of transforming the concept into a Lego set took on the Lego designer Sam Johnson. About the set he said:
Just like anyone who has played video games in the last 30 years, knows and loves Sonic — and is probably castled with him through the unforgettable Green Hill Zone. We have designed this set so that it is just as colorful and fun as the version of the Green Hill Zone in the game — and then filled with many Easter Eggs and even prizes to make the fans some of their most popular game icons on a whole new Can be enjoyed.
The Lego Sonic The Hedgehog Green Hill Zone Set is available from January 1, 2022, in the Lego stores and at https://lego.com/sonic for the recommended retail price of €69.99.