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LEGO has a Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone set created by a UK superfan – How To Buy UK News

Prepare to relive the nostalgia of one of the most iconic gaming levels ever created entirely in brick form.

We first saw Sonic the Hedgehog explode onto our screens in 1991 as he tackled the impressive green hills of California seen in the game’s first level.

Now players can enjoy the “real life” version to mark over 30 years since Sonic burst onto the scene, rushing to grab gold rings.

LEGO Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone set. Credit: LEGO

The analog set recreates a piece of gaming history and was imagined by 24-year-old UK-based LEGO super fan Viv Grannell via the LEGO Ideas platform.

Granell is a Sonic enthusiast and saw the opportunity to create a dedicated LEGO set.

They submitted their design to the LEGO Ideas platform, an initiative that allows fans to create designs that are then voted on by the wider LEGO community.

Each submission must reach 10,000 before the LEGO team turns the idea into reality and this Sonic set has proven popular with fans.

Players and builders can expect plenty of Easter eggs and unique details in the 1,125-piece set featuring five figures.

You will find an updated version of Sonic, Crabmeat, Moto Bug, Dr Eggman and the Phantom Ruby.

Also included are 10 boxes of golden rings and a Technic lever to launch Sonic and his friends into the air.

The set also includes super fast and shielded TV screens.

Just like in the game, you earn a gem reward when you build the set.

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LEGO designer Sam Johnson took on the challenge of turning the concept into a LEGO set people can buy.

Mr Johnson said: “Pretty much everyone who has enjoyed video games on any level over the past 30 years knows and loves Sonic – and has probably walked through the unforgettable Green Hill Zone with him.

“We 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 LEGO Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill set is suitable for ages 18 and will set you back £59.99.

You can get the LEGO set from LEGO stores or now through the LEGO website.

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This notice was published: 2022-04-05 16:59:09

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