LEGO Ideas announces the creation of a fan designed supersonic set: Sonic Mania Green Hill Zone
LEGO Ideas® announced today that SEGA®’s legendary supersonic hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog ™, will soon arrive in brick form thanks to a concept sent in by Viv Grannell, a 24-year-old super LEGO® enthusiast living in the UK. Viv is also a fan of Sonic and after creating her project, she uploaded it to the LEGO Ideas® platform, a LEGO initiative that welcomes new ideas imagined by fans and where the fans themselves are, through a voting process, to choose which ones will be translated into reality.
Viv’s project is inspired by Sonic Mania ™, the highly acclaimed platformer of 2017, and is made up of different characters and settings from the famous Green Hill Zone level. Once the project was uploaded to the platform, it reached the prerequisite of 10,000 votes from LEGO enthusiasts around the world and therefore had the green light to be produced by the LEGO Group.
Regarding the winning idea, Viv Grannell said: “The world of Sonic has been with me for most of my life, and it’s really perfect to be translated into the LEGO universe, so it took me almost a year to get the support needed to make it happen. happened. Having 10,000 people to support my project was an overwhelming emotion, despite the support of friends and family, but when it was selected for the next development phase it became the most exciting secret I ever had to keep! ”.
The LEGO Ideas® Sonic Mania Green Hill Zone project is now entering the production phase, in collaboration with SEGA®, and will subsequently be available worldwide. Regarding the collaboration, Jason Rice, Director of Brand Licensing at SEGA® Europe Ltd, said: “At SEGA we have always encouraged fans to contribute to the legacy of the Sonic franchise through their creations, and it is wonderful to see how the tradition has continued. through the LEGO Ideas® platform. We are thrilled to partner with Viv and the LEGO Group, and we truly hope this will inspire everyone who wants to continue creating new and unique Sonic the Hedgehog ™ themed experiences for future generations. ”
The LEGO Ideas® Sonic Mania Green Hill Zone project is the latest incarnation of an eternal, cross-generational brand like Sonic the Hedgehog ™, a franchise that is about to celebrate its 30th anniversary next June. Featuring a wide variety of classic Sonic-inspired elements, the set will be a truly supersonic LEGO experience for all LEGO collectors and Sonic fans.
To learn more about the LEGO Ideas platform and discover other projects that have gone into production, visit http://ideas.lego.com.