Lego is now moving forward with production on Sonic Mania: Green Hill Zone, a set submitted to the Lego Ideas platform. The fan-created design doesn’t have a release date or price yet. Although Sonic the Hedgehog technically received the Lego treatment alongside the toys-to-life game Lego Dimensions, a full Lego set starring Sega’s iconic mascot has never been released.
The original concept set design was submitted to Lego Ideas by Viv Grannell, a UK-based Sonic fan. The design exceeded the 10,000 fan votes required to get Lego to consider the project for production. “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 said in a statement.
While it’s too early to know the exact specifics of the set, the concept design was based on the beloved Green Hill Zone, the first level of the original Sonic the Hedgehog game that was remixed in Sonic Mania. Grannell’s design calls for roughly 700 pieces and includes a Sonic minifigure and brick-built versions of Dr. Eggman, Motobug, Heavy Gunner, Heavy Magician, and three Flickies. There’s also a towering Egg Robot mech and a buildable playset featuring a loop, palm tree, and more.
The Sonic franchise is celebrating its 30th anniversary this June, so it seems likely more Sonic news could be on the way in the coming months. A new Netflix series dubbed Sonic Prime was recently announced and will stream on Netflix next year.