Sonic the Hedgehog (Green Hill Zone)
5:00 PM 3/16/2014: 1,000 Supporters! Thank you everyone who have supported and contributed to this endeavor!
Sonic the Hedgehog, a classic game series, has entertained gamers for generations.
This game was made by Sega. This set is made by me, but the Sonic the Hedgehog is owned by Sega. There are many maps and levels that could be made into Lego. I chose the most well known and classic level, Green Hill Zone, to represent this project. It is definitely the most iconic level in the game. Even some people who are not fans of Sonic will recognize it. The build is a shortened version of the level Green Hill Zone Act 3.
Although Erector has made a few Sonic the Hedgehog construction toys, it is most likely that they only own rights to the Sonic the Hedgehog Racing Games, such as Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing Transformed, as they have only made sets from this game and the other Sonic the Hedgehog Racing Game. They have not made sets of any of the platformer Sonic games, like the classic one shown here from the original Sonic game. This means that Lego would be allowed, with Sega's consent, to produce a Sonic the Hedgehog Lego set without infringing on any agreement Erector may have with Sega. Of course, there is the chance that Erector has the full Sonic the Hedgehog Construction Toy License, but contracts end, and that is only a small possibility anyway. Click here to check out an article about their agreement if you would like more information
Great thanks to Builder1280 for designs of Dr. Eggman and Sonic the Hedgehog, and other design ideas. Special thanks to GRusso for previous picture rendering and support.
Some interesting bits of information about this build is that at 2,095 pieces, it has a relatively high part count, but 1,695 of those pieces are 1x2 plates. If you remove all those 1x2 plates, the project only contains 400 pieces. The price count shouldn't be to high, as majority of the pieces are the 1x2 pieces, which are inexpensive in comparison to a lot of the other Lego pieces.
Check out more pics of this project on Mocpages here and on Flickr here. You can also download this project to your LDD at the bottom of the project page. You can also download it by clicking here.
I made a youtube video for this project. It has a lot more pictures of the project. It shows the whole project and its part from different angles! Check it out
Related Projects Deserving Support: Megaman is a popular game deserving to be made in Lego. Alatariel beautifully recreated some classic levels from the Megaman game series. You can check it out here. Another fantastic project is the Pokemon Brick Version project by Kevinhink. He sculpted classic Pokemon from the fantastic game series. Vote here to make this amazing project a set!
A special thanks to Ragaru for the inspiration for me to create this project. His Super Mario World Project is fantastic, but sadly, it was archived because Lego can not get the Super Mario Bros. license. His rendition of the wonderfully classic game looks great! You can find it here.
His Legend of Zelda project is just really well made. This brilliant rendition of the wildly popular game series is extremely accurate, and the sharper, Twilight Princess like look he is using for it is the way to go I think with The Legend of Zelda Legos. It has now reached 10,000 supports! We await the review results! Check it out here.
This is the main area of the build. Sonic must traverse the area. There are many possible
enemies that could be used. I made two Buzz Bombers, common enemies in the level. I
also included two Crabmeats. Behind the bridge, there is a Chopper enemy jumping out of
the water, which is similar to a robotic fish. There are many spike obstacles, with springs
to jump over them. There are trees and flowers. There is a background with a sea, a sky,
This is a boss battle. It is Sonic the Hedgehog against Dr. Eggman. There are platforms
for Sonic to jump on. He then jumps on Dr. Eggman's head a few times to defeat him.
Dr. Eggman is in his flying machine he calls the Egg Mobile. It has a swinging egg. Dr.
Eggman uses this to try to defeat Sonic.
A better look at the Sonic the Hedgehog and Eggman figures. Because they are both
brick built, they would not need any new molds. Eggman could have a shirt and face
design, but no new molds would need to be created. This will keep the price of production
lower, thus increasing the chance of this project passing review. LEGO has already said it
will not be making any new molds for Lego Cuusoo.
The five sections separate. You can connect and disconnect them for maximum play
ability. You can collect all the pieces. There are pins on the sides, so you can attach
them in any order that you want.