Four new Sonic the Hedgehog LEGO sets have been released, following on from sets inspired by Sonic Mania released last year. After the fan-made LEGO Ideas sets officially became a reality, it’s understandable why LEGO and Sega decided to continue working together, as the Sonic the Hedgehog series is not only popular, but also has a large number of different level environments that can be used for a variety of Lego building blocks.
While the previous Green Hill Zone sets were geared towards an older audience and therefore had a higher level of difficulty, this new series is aimed at builders ages 8 and up. In these new Sonic sets, fans can still see parts from the iconic Phase 1 from Sonic 1, but they also include new places for Sonic’s friends Amy and Thales, adding to the build’s variety, and some new Sonic minifigures for fans to collect. All four films are currently scheduled for release in August 2023.
LEGO collectors may want to start saving for the upcoming August release, as the sets range in price from $34.99 to $99.99, for a rounded total of $225. These scenes are called “Sonic’s Speed Sphere Challenge”, “Tails” Workshop and Tornado Plane, “Amy’s Animal Rescue Island”, and “Sonic’s Green Hill Zone Loop Challenge”. The announcement trailer details what fans can expect from the collectible.
The ad does a good job of showing off the special interactivity both sets offer, including a launcher that fans can build that launches Sonic up a ramp that can be built in both “challenge” sets. Sonic himself interrupts the trailer several times, emphasizing how the set is “fantastic,” and then completely breaks the fourth wall before Dr. Eggman interrupts to complain about how he was “snubbed” in the ad. He said Lego would pay for the disrespect before the ad finally ended.
Eggman makes a good point, as the trailer fails to show the fact that the villain is part of the Green Hill Zone Loop Challenge set, which is a minifigure with buildable accessories that’s no different from the original set’s take on Classic Eggman. This is a huge improvement over the rendition of . However, these Sonic LEGO sets were leaked online as a five-piece set back in December, and only four have been officially revealed so far.
However, when one of the loops gains focus in the trailer, a LEGO Death Egg robot can be seen, which isn’t part of the currently announced Sonic LEGO set. It seems that Dr. Eggman will receive more prominent attention in the missing fifth set. Fans of Sonic the Hedgehog should keep an eye out for future LEGO announcements to see what happens next.