With the new year right around the corner, we're excited to share the next LEGO Ideas set to launch.
Introducing LEGO® Ideas 21331 Sonic the Hedgehog™ Green Hill Zone set; a detailed LEGO brick representation of one of the most iconic video game levels ever. Conceived by 24-year-old, UK based LEGO and Sonic superfan Viv Grannell (aka toastergrl), this new analog version of the Green Hill Zone gives fans the chance to build and display a piece of gaming history.
You can learn more about Viv and her extraordinary passion for Sonic in her 10K Club Interview.
Sonic the Hedgehog™ blasted onto the screens of gamers worldwide in 1991, racing to grab gold rings as he ran through the first level of the game — the now-iconic Green Hill Zone — a bright-green landscape with a look inspired by the California hills. Sonic has kept up the tradition of featuring the much-loved Green Hill Zone in many new versions of the game over the past 30 years — and now the zone can be tackled in a new way; a “real life" LEGO version, designed to be built by fans, arriving in LEGO Stores and https://LEGO.com/Sonic on New Year’s Day.
Lots of fun details and easter eggs have been incorporated into this 1,125-piece set including five minifigures - an updated version of Sonic, Crabmeat, Moto Bug, Dr. Eggman and the Phantom Ruby. Also included are 10 boxes of golden-coloured Rings and a Technic lever to spring Sonic and friends into the air. And just like in the game, you can earn a gem reward as you build the set! This fun-filled LEGO build results in a dynamic display set or one that can be played with by any Sonic or LEGO fan for years to come.
As a Sonic super fan, Fan Designer Viv Grannell was drawn to submitting a creation based on this loveable character as she reminisces on what motivated her LEGO Ideas submission - "I’ve loved the Sonic series since I was a kid – his vibrant, colourful world fit my sense of aesthetic perfectly, the wacky antics of his multiple cartoon series (on reruns at that point) endeared me to the characters".
Taking on the challenge of turning the concept into a LEGO set was LEGO Designer Sam Johnson. Talking about the set, Sam 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 colourful 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 LEGO Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone set is available to purchase from 1st January 2022 via LEGO Stores and https://LEGO.com/Sonic, at the recommended retail price of US $69.99 – CA $89.99 – DE €69.99 – UK £59.99 – FR €69.99 – DK 599DKK (*EURO pricing varies by country. For regional prices please visit shop.LEGO.com).
Viv Grannell's Sonic set was turned into an official LEGO Ideas set by LEGO Model Designer Sam Johnson, as well as Graphic Designer Lauren Cullen King.
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* Created by combining 2 LEGO® Ideas Sonic the Hedgehog™ Green Hill Zone sets
- sonic the hedgehog
- green hill zone
- viv grannell