Gotta build fast
It’s the Blue Blur’s turn to get brought to life in Lego form. Lego has announced an Ideas set for Sonic the Hedgehog, with the speedster, his nemesis, and the Green Hill Zone in a buildable set, going live on Jan. 1, 2022.
For the price of $69.99, the set comes together as a representation of the classic, retro Sonic the Hedgehog experience. That includes the giant loop in the center, palm tree, and of course, rings. Little TV boxes house the power-ups, and the seven Chaos Emeralds can sit on a little stand.
Sonic isn’t alone either, as the Green Hill Zone Lego set comes with Sonic nemesis Dr. Eggman and his Eggmobile, as well as some ambient enemies to add to the look and feel of the zone. The set measures 7 inches high and 14 inches wide, and can be set up as a kind of display piece as well.
This came about thanks to a concept submitted a while ago by Sonic fan Viv Grannel to the Lego Ideas initiative. It’s not Sonic’s first time being put into Lego form, as the speedy hedgehog appeared as part of Lego Dimensions as well. But this set does bring Sonic and his world to Lego life in a very nostalgic display.
It’s important to note this isn’t an interactive set, or not in the way that the Lego Super Mario sets are at least. You can certainly play-act your Sonic adventures to your heart’s content, but it won’t have the same blend of video game and Lego set that the Mario kit does.
It does, however, look like a wonderful display piece. The way it lays out like a diorama, and all the retro-style bricks bringing the look and feel of the Green Hill Zone to life, makes this set look like a really appealing display piece. If you want to adorn your mantle with some Lego Sonic goodness, it will go live on Jan. 1, 2022.