Sonic Mania – Green Hill Zone Achieves 10 000 Supporters on LEGO Ideas

Another LEGO Ideas project creation has reached 10 000 supporters. This time, its Sonic Mania – Green Hill Zone by toastergrl. Congrats! Your project would now be headed to the LEGO Reviews Stage where it would be evaluated to potentially become the next official LEGO Ideas product. You can find out more about this creation on LEGO Ideas.


LEGO Ideas Project Description

Released digitally in late 2017 and expanded on with a physical release a year later, Sonic Mania is many things. An authentic recreation of the timeless gameplay stylings of the 90’s, a stunning showcase of gorgeous pixel art and striking low-poly models, and our first true taste of what Sonic fans gone pro can do with the series. With all this under its belt, it’s no surprise the game is still extremely popular even years later. What better way, then, to keep the ultimate celebration of past and future rolling into the franchise’s 30th anniversary in 2021 than by bringing the hedgehog’s adventures to the brick-built world of LEGO?

Includes:

  • “Classic” Sonic the Hedgehog minifigure
  • “Classic” Dr Eggman, Motobug and three Flickies as brick-built figures
  • Heavy Gunner and Heavy Magician as brick-built figures (new!)
  • Green Hill Zone “Palm Tree”, “Spring”, “Bridge and “Loop” modules (redesigned!)
  • Egg Robot mech (redesigned!)
  • Phantom Ruby and Ring accessories
  • ~700 pieces, with 8 new prints (excluding minifigure parts) and a sticker sheet

Sonic and LEGO are a perfect match; much like our favourite construction toy, the blue hedgehog is hugely popular with kids worldwide. Just as Sonic games give you the tools to take any given act however you want, the only limit with LEGO is your imagination – and to help inspire new adventures, this set has been designed with an alternate “Encore mode” build true to Sonic Mania Plus. Not only that, but both configurations are loaded with reconfigurability and action functions – so that busy hands can keep on returning to this play experience!

Play features:

  • Create your own act by connecting the Green Hill Zone modules together.
  • Use the Technic lever on the spring module to launch Sonic and his Flicky friends into the air!
  • Help Sonic collect the ring and Extra Life while dodging the Motobug.
  • Sit Dr Eggman inside the Egg Robot mech.
  • Stomp through the zone with the mech’s posable arms and legs.
  • Use the handle on the mech’s extendable arms to perform a drill attack!
  • Stop the Phantom Ruby falling into the clutches of Dr Eggman and the Hard Boiled Heavies!
  • Rebuild into the “Encore mode” alternate build to continue the adventure – with additional modules, the Heavy King and his lackeys, the Master Emerald, and the Tornado!

This concept was built using LDD and Studio 2.0, and rendered in the latter using the Photoreal pipeline. Prints were added using GNU Image Manipulation Program.

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