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Original story: Last week a Sonic the Hedgehog Lego set was leaked online. Now, Lego has made it official - announcing the Green Hill Zone Act 1 set will be made available on 1st January 2022 for $69.99 / £59.99 / €69.99.
This set was conceived through the Lego Ideas platform by the 24-year-old UK "superfan" Viv Grannell and adapted by Lego designer Sam Johnson after the submission reached 10,000 votes.
"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.”
All up, this set contains 1,125 pieces and includes five mini figures: Crabmeat, Moto Bug, Dr. Eggman and the Phantom Ruby as well as an updated version of Sonic. Along with this are 10 boxes of golden Rings, a Technic leaver to spring Sonic and company into the air, gem rewards, and a lot of other easter eggs to discover.
What do you think of this Sonic the Hedgehog Lego set? Will you be adding it to your own collection? Comment below.
What a surprise!
Neat set but Robotnik looks really off haha...it's a cool aesthetic though.
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Look how they Jacked up my eggy boi!
This set looks amazing, It feels like sonic, I mean look at sonic, look at green hill! Look at the colors! This set looks amazing! unlike a Plumber I know.
It's way better than the Mario line. It actually looks like real original legos. I usually will buy any toy that is Nintendo themed, but those Legos I skipped, mainly because they didn't look like Legos to me.
Looks like a man in a cheap Sonic onesie.
Am i tripping? This set has checks piece count again 1125 pieces? Where did they go?
Robotnik kinda looks off but it still looks good
So much better than the Mario abominations. Proper actual Lego.
@1ofUs The pieces must be those tiny half-squares making up the terrain.
Its interesting that the video plays homage to Sega consoles, but shifts to Xbox systems when Sonic clearly has the most successful runs (and complete collection) on Nintendo systems since Gamecube
I’m building and playing the Mario sets with my son. I love them. It’s a great mix of that Nintendo aesthetic and Lego creativity. I thought they knocked it out of the park. We’re having a blast with it.
I think I’ll invest in this as well even though it’ll likely be more for me than something my son and I will play with together
I like how the mario sets look instead. Glad Nintendo/Lego didn’t go with the standard minifigs.
Gotta build fast
Do One Piece articles reference the 4Kids rap every single time? Let's move past "gotta go fast" already.
It wasn't even in the European airings!
It's not for me but I still got opinions.
Why not just make a PROPER Eggman head when other bits are specifically made? (Such as his hands?) You could skim back on other pieces to more traditional LEGO. He looks absolutely awful ...what were the thinking?!
The Mario LEGO sets looks more like ...DUPLO?
But yeah if others are having fun with it that's great.
Shouldn't this be in a different section of the website? It's weird to have Switch colours for a Lego set.
Clearly this should’ve been held back for Crab News Thursday.
The proportions are all wrong though, no? The loop is barely taller than Sonic himself; the crab is as wide as the bridge is long. It’s like the whole landscape got hit with a shrink ray. Then again, people would probably shudder at the price if it hadn’t been.
More expensive than Lego Super Mario without the sounds and all that stuff.
Even as a huge Sonic fan, I can't justify £60 for this and I'm still really shocked (and increasingly angry) that LEGO are still producing non recyclable plastic on a frankly discusting scale.
@nocdaes Lego has been having stupid prices for a long time, But on the bright side at least you know your going to get a good set, with good Parts.
Not defending, because I think the price is stupid.
the set is pretty different from the original idea though
the original idea was based on Sonic Mania, while this one is based on Sonic 1
here is a small list of things that got worse, better and stayed the same from the original idea
-no Phantom Ruby
-no Death Egg Robot
-no Hard Boiled Heavies
-they added the Egg Mobile
-they added a Crabmeat
-they added all 7 Chaos Emeralds
-it is way more detailed and accurate then the original
stayed the same
-a Classic Sonic minifigure
-Green Hill Zone being made of sections that can switch locations
-a working spring
That's Lego in a onesie.
@Sun_wukong current Xbox consoles have the most sonic games available on them (you can play more on Series X than on Switch, including Transformed, Unleashed, Generations, fighters, adventure 1 and 2 etc) and the Xbox was, in a way, a spiritual successor to the Dreamcast. So it’s fair!
@Snatcher Lego prices are usually between 10-15 cents per piece.
This set has 1125 pieces and costs € 69,99 this is roughly 6 cents per piece. This set is absolutely cheap.
In comparison, the Mario set has only 231 pieces. For € 59,99 that is € 0,25 per piece.
Egghead looks Robotized and not in a good way!
@nocdaes I agree that mass production of non-recyclable plastic is bad. But, to play devil’s advocate, the indestructible Lego I played with in the Eighties is being played with by my kids now. And presumably can be handed down to their children, if they have any, one day too. That is recycling, in a way.
@sanderev Like others have said, most of the pieces are probably the little 1x1 pieces for the texture of the ground.
@Krull yea the main issue with the production of plastic is single-use plastic; e.g. straws. If something is manufactured and then exists and is used for decades thats not so bad.
As a regular Lego builder, this is a pretty boring set in my opinion. Very two-dimensional, no interesting building techniques, and not a lot of pieces that you can't find in dozens of other sets. An okay display piece for avid Sonic fans, but not a great set for people who are long-time fans of Lego but aren't hooked on Sonic.
This is one case where the original Ideas submission was a lot more interesting than the final product.
That thing is called a crabmeat?? Even though it's literally a robot??
@sanderev I know, I mean everyone knows how high priced legos are.
Tho I was replying to someone that was Saying the price Dumb, So idk why you sent your reply to me but not them, I just don't agree with the price, tho I understand why its priced that way.
@nocdaes I have Lego bricks from the 60's in excellent condition, and played by my daughters. I think few plastic toys have such a long life span as LEGO. Using recycled plastic can lower its quality, and lifespan, contamining even more.
@Mikmoomamimocki Sure, most pieces are 1x1 plates, but those are according to Pick a brick exactly € 0,06 / piece.
The loop is just way too small. When I saw the announcement I was kind of hyped and really glad that Sonic isn't like the Mario sets. I really don't like the way Mario is designed and would've loved a minifigure version instead. But now that I've more carefully studied this set, it's a big disappointment all over again. Robotnik looks really bad, the loop is too small, Sonic as a minifigure doesn't work that well either. Maybe they should've used the LEGO Friends minifigure style for him, because they have long and thin legs. I certainly won't hold up any high hopes for a future Zelda set, or any other videogame set from LEGO.
@Pillowpants You did not just say to use the lego friends design for him.
@Snatcher I did, because it can't be worse than this
@Pillowpants I don't know about you, but I sure don't want movie sonic walking around, and how in the world is lego friends going to make it better in any way?
I honestly don’t care about the price. I’m going to buy this. Too bad they couldn’t have had it out two weeks ago for Christmas.
Looks… mediocre. Mediocre, just like everything else that is Sonic.
This will make a fine addition to my collection.
Seems more like a collectors piece for fans. As a set for kids, it doesn’t seem that you can do much with it. Not to undermine creativity, but the set probably has too many small and specialized pieces for alternate builds. Hope that I am wrong.
Of course the Sonic set would come out insanely quickly after it's reveal: it's Sonic.
Are these going to sell out permanently? Like, is that something that happens with these sets or do they get restocked?
@Why_Do_I_Exist Profile picture checks out.
@Zarudepie IKR? how odd.
This set may not be perfect, but it still looks like a really good set overall. I look forward to having it in my collection.
@Snatcher I preordered it at midnight couldn’t wait for it and I didn’t want it to sell out.
Is that the most famous first level in gaming history?
Yes, the Mario set is $59.99 USD for 231 Pieces, but you have to consider the electronics inside of mario.
eggman is ready to punch a boi
WHO PUTS THEIR LEGOS IN BOWLS
@AlienX I can't tell you how happy it makes me to not know a damn single thing you are talking about.
@Marioman2020 That's my point, exactly. Lego electronics (motors, hubs, etc) are logically (some of) the most expensive pieces.
Also now the set is available, we can check the piece count more closely. There are in total (over all colors) 242 1x1 plates. https://www.lego.com/en-us/service/buildinginstructions/21331
It's not the quantity of pieces, it's the amount of plastic used to make them.
For all the people who sort their LEGO in ceramic bowls.
@nessisonett Supposedly there's a LEGO Tallneck (from Horizon) coming in the first half of this year as well.
@Marioman2020 Partly, the pieces are molded. You can have a smaller unique mold, which would be more expensive than a larger mold that is already used a million of times. Also there is a minimal amount of cost associated to each mold. Which makes the 1x1 plates around €0,06 each.
I don't really know how they make pieces with electronics, but I guess the housing of those pieces are molded and their electronics are somehow injected.
@nessisonett I was thinking the same... although this is clearly aimed at a completely different market.
@tseliot is OK I fill you in, bro!
In 2003 the Sonic X anime got picked up by 4Kids, they replaced the Japanese intro with a new song that goes something like: "Go-go-go gotta go fast!" In Europe this theme wasn't used for some reason.
The following year, 4Kids picked up One Piece and created a ridiculous rap for the theme song that explains what the show is about.
Years after Sonic X nobody gave a f about the theme song, except sometime in 2010 "Gotta go fast" started to become a meme, and eventually got used officially on the sonic twitter, even more recent it was in the movie. Suddenly, people think this is Sonic's slogan, that it's been around forever and Nintendolife tries to use it practically in every sonic article, it's annoying.
I've been a fan of the series before the slogan was a thing, it doesn't need one. Much less a Pokemon sounding one (also done by 4Kids) but it's really the fact that it comes from a meme aimed at mocking the series that makes it feel obnoxious.
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