LEGO has announced a partnership with SEGA as the new Lego Ideas Sonic the Hedgehog set picks up heat. LEGO Ideas is not a new concept, and we have seen quite a few sets come out of it recently, like 123 Sesame Street and Medieval Knights Blacksmith. The Ideas concept allows fans to submit their own ideas to the company, and if that concept can reach 10,000 supporters, the idea can be reviewed by experts. This is a fantastic program that allows fans to show their creative side with a possible end goal of getting their creation published. That happened with 24-year-old LEgo and Sonic superfan Viv Grannell as her Sonic Mania inspired Sonic the Hedgehog set is set to come to life.
The Sonic Mania Green Hill Zone LEGO Ideas creation is now set to go into the product development phase. SEGA is excited to see this collaboration come to life, and so will fans. The set beautifully captures the Green Hill Zone level from the 2017 game Sonic Mania that includes some great figures. Of course, we will be getting the debut of a Sonic the Hedgehog mini-figure as well as a Dr. Eggman, Hard-Boiled Heavies, and the power Egg Robot mech. Sonic comes to right in LEGO form that will please many older fans of the popular video series while adding something new for new Sonic and LEGO fans. There is no set released time or price yet, but fans can check out all the LEGO Ideas initiatives here.
"LEGO Ideas® today announced they will be bringing SEGA's® legendary speedster, Sonic the Hedgehog™, to brick form, thanks to a concept design submitted by 24 year-old, UK based, LEGO® superfan Viv Grannell. Viv, also a passionate Sonic fan, created her design as a submission to the LEGO Ideas® platform, a LEGO initiative that takes new ideas that have been imagined and voted for by fans and turns them into reality. Viv's design was inspired by SEGA's critically acclaimed 2017 platformer experience Sonic Mania™, and features iconic characters and environments from the game's Green Hill Zone level. Once the design was completed, it achieved the prerequisite 10,000 votes from LEGO fans worldwide – before being greenlit to go into production by the LEGO Group."