Lego’s ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ set shows up on January 1st

Lego isn’t exactly done mining your video game wistfulness. Later almost a year of work, the organization has uncovered that its Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone set will be accessible online and in Lego stores on January 1st, 2022 for $70 (£60). The brick-based recreation of the game’s most popular region incorporates minifigs for Sonic, Dr. Eggman (also known as Dr. Robotnik), two critters and the Phantom Ruby. Sonic won’t dash around loops, tragically, however there is a Technic lever to launch him (or some other characters) alongside the rings and powerups you’d expect.

The set is the completed adaptation of Sonic fan Viv Grannell’s submission to the Lego Ideas platform. Their concept set racked up the 10,000 votes important to be considered for a real set. Lego authoritatively started work in February.

You most likely won’t see an excessive number of more video game-themed Lego sets sooner rather than later. Sonic and Mario are two of the most popular franchises — other game-related Lego Ideas for Legend of Zelda, Metroid and different works of art haven’t verged on passing the 10,000-vote threshold. This represents the power of crowdsourcing, however, and it’s good news for kids who grew up with a Genesis (or Mega Drive) in the living room.