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The new Lego Ideas Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone set offers fans a fun run of nostalgia

The Lego Group has announced the new Lego Ideas Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone set; a detailed Lego brick representation of one of the most iconic video game levels ever. Conceived by 24-year-old, UK based Lego superfan Viv Grannell, through the Lego Ideas platform, this new analog version of the Green Hill Zone gives fans the chance to build and display a piece of gaming history.

Sonic the Hedgehog blasted onto the screens of gamers worldwide in 1991, racing to grab gold rings as he ran through the first level of the game - the now-iconic Green Hill Zone - a bright-green landscape with a look inspired by the California hills. Sonic has kept up the tradition of featuring the much-loved Green Hill Zone in many new versions of the game over the past 30 years - and now the zone can be tackled in a new way; a “real life" Lego version, designed to be built by fans, arriving in Lego Stores on New Year’s Day.

Lots of fun details and easter eggs have been incorporated into 1,125-piece set including five minifigures - an updated version of Sonic, Crabmeat, Moto Bug, Dr. Eggman and the Phantom Ruby. Also included are 10 boxes of golden-coloured Rings and a Technic lever to spring Sonic and friends into the air. And just like in the game, you can earn a gem reward as you build the set.

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