Sega fans rejoice! Everyone’s favourite speedy blue Hedgehog is making a triumphant return to LEGO after being approved as a LEGO Ideas set!
Designed by 24-year old Sonic fan Viv Grannell, the project captured SEGA’s critically acclaimed 2017 platformer experience Sonic Mania™, and features iconic characters and environments from the traditional Sonic first level – Green Hill Zone.
Any retro video game fan will be pleased to see Sonic make a return to LEGO, after a brief cameo in 2016’s LEGO Dimensions where the Sonic minifigure was included in a Level Pack.
There isn’t any more details on a release date, pricing or how close it’ll look to the Ideas project, but given that we know it takes close to 12 months for an Ideas project to go from approval to production, my guess is that the release will be timed to be close to the Sonic the Hedgehog sequel, which is scheduled to speed into theatres on 8 April, 2022 – global pandemic situation notwithstanding.
In other news, Vincent Van Gogh was also approved as an upoming LEGO Ideas set! I’m obviously disappointed that Animal Crossing didn’t make the cut, but really pleased that we get a non pop-culture licensed set. Art & history geeks are going to love this, and I really hope the aesthetic and colours carry over to the final set
Let me know if you’re excited by this decision, and if you’re looking forward to Sonic’s return to LEGO or the Van Gogh set!