In the early 90s, while all my friends were playing SNES, I wrote to Santa to bring me a Sega Genesis as a Christmas gift. It was a choice that went against the grain of my schoolmates, but the Sonic the Hedgehog character managed to fascinate me from the very first spot on TV. For me, he won the 16-bit war, so I was delighted to hear that LEGO announced a collaboration with SEGA.
The new set is called Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone and, as some may have already understood, depicts a key scene from the first level of the video game.
This product is part of the LEGO Ideas, or projects conceived by the community and submitted to the company to be eventually realized. The idea proposed by the user Viv Grannell has reached 10 thousand votes and therefore, as usual, the LEGO team has taken it into consideration and is now about to become a reality.
Talking about the set, the LEGO Designer Sam Johnson 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 colorful 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.”
The set measures over 7 in. (17 cm) high, 14 in. (36 cm) wide, 2.5 in. (6 cm) deep and it may be rearranged and connects easily to extra sets that may arrive in the future. It is made up of 1,125 bricks and inside the package you can also find five minifigures: Sonic, Crabmeat, Moto Bug, Dr. Eggman and the Phantom Ruby. In addition to the standard pieces, LEGO will include 7 rings and a Technic lever spring for Super Sonic Jumps, 5 sticker options for the TV boxes.