One fan’s love for Sonic has turned into the newest addition of LEGO IDEAS.
Today, LEGO revealed the latest fan-designed set to hit the coveted 10,000 votes on its LEGO ideas platform and be greenlit for production — And it’s a scene every Sonic player will recognize.
Designed by 24-year-old Viv Grannell, a passionate, UK-based LEGO and Sonic fan, this set features her brick-made version of the iconic Green Hill Zone level. While the Green Hill Zone has appeared in various Sonic games — including the original Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) — Grannell’s version is specifically inspired by 2017’s Sonic Mania.
“I’ve been invested in the world of Sonic for almost my entire life, and it’s such a perfect fit for the LEGO system that I spent about a year rallying support for it to happen,” Grannell says. “Having 10,000 people back my design was overwhelming enough, even with friends and family behind me, but having it be selected for further development was the most exciting secret I have ever had to keep!”
The set features plenty of familiar features, including circular ramps, a gold ring, the evil Dr. Robotnik, and — of course — Sonic himself as a mini-figure.
At this time, the set is in the development phase, in partnership with SEGA. Once finalized, the building set will be available worldwide. There is no specific release date yet, but this set is entering production just in time for the Sonic franchise’s 30th anniversary this June.