5:00 PM 3/16/2014: 1,000 Supporters! Thank you everyone who have supported and contributed to this endeavor!
Sonic the Hedgehog, a classic game series, has entertained gamers for generations.
This game was made by Sega. This set is made by me, but the Sonic the Hedgehog is owned by Sega. There are many maps and levels that could be made into Lego. I chose the most well known and classic level, Green Hill Zone, to represent this project. It is definitely the most iconic level in the game. Even some people who are not fans of Sonic will recognize it. The build is a shortened version of the level Green Hill Zone Act 3.
Although Erector has made a few Sonic the Hedgehog construction toys, it is most likely that they only own rights to the Sonic the Hedgehog Racing Games, such as Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing Transformed, as they have only made sets from this game and the other Sonic the Hedgehog Racing Game. They have not made sets of any of the platformer Sonic games, like the classic one shown here from the original Sonic game. This means that Lego would be allowed, with Sega's consent, to produce a Sonic the Hedgehog Lego set without infringing on any agreement Erector may have with Sega. Of course, there is the chance that Erector has the full Sonic the Hedgehog Construction Toy License, but contracts end, and that is only a small possibility anyway. Click here
to check out an article about their agreement if you would like more information
Great thanks to Builder1280 for designs of Dr. Eggman and Sonic the Hedgehog, and other design ideas. Special thanks to GRusso for previous picture rendering and support.
Some interesting bits of information about this build is that at 2,095 pieces, it has a relatively high part count, but 1,695 of those pieces are 1x2 plates. If you remove all those 1x2 plates, the project only contains 400 pieces. The price count shouldn't be to high, as majority of the pieces are the 1x2 pieces, which are inexpensive in comparison to a lot of the other Lego pieces.
Check out more pics of this project on Mocpages here
and on Flickr here
. You can also download this project to your LDD at the bottom of the project page. You can also download it by clicking here.
I made a youtube video for this project. It has a lot more pictures of the project. It shows the whole project and its part from different angles! Check it out here
Related Projects Deserving Support: Megaman is a popular game deserving to be made in Lego. Alatariel
beautifully recreated some classic levels from the Megaman game series. You can check it out here
. Another fantastic project is the Pokemon Brick Version project by Kevinhink
. He sculpted classic Pokemon from the fantastic game series. Vote here
to make this amazing project a set!
A special thanks to Ragaru
for the inspiration for me to create this project. His Super Mario World Project is fantastic, but sadly, it was archived because Lego can not get the Super Mario Bros. license. His rendition of the wonderfully classic game looks great! You can find it here
His Legend of Zelda project is just really well made. This brilliant rendition of the wildly popular game series is extremely accurate, and the sharper, Twilight Princess like look he is using for it is the way to go I think with The Legend of Zelda Legos. It has now reached 10,000 supports! We await the review results! Check it out here