There’s a new LEGO Ideas set on the way, with Viv Grannell’s Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone product idea now being adapted for an official set release.
During the recent LEGO Ideas product reviews, the fate of one has remained a mystery. The LEGO Group has now confirmed that Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone is going to be released as an official product – probably later this year, for the character’s 30th anniversary. SEGA is collaborating with the LEGO Group to approve the final model.
Like other LEGO Ideas product idea, Viv has to get 10,000 fellow users to support the build before it reached the desks of the official LEGO review panel. It is inspired by 2017’s Sonic Mania and will feature “a wide variety of elements inspired by Classic Sonic”.
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“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,” says 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,” said Jason Rice, Director of Brand Licensing, SEGA Europe Ltd.