The history of Sonic’s iconic Green Hill Zone
Thirty years ago, a superstar was born. A character that has brought joy, exhilaration and fun to millions of people worldwide.
He’s famous for his speed and bright blue color, neither of which he shares with the animal that he’s supposed to be. Yet from the moment he arrived, he was taken into people’s hearts and has stayed there ever since.
Yep, we’re talking about Sonic the Hedgehog™.
Over the last 30 years, Sonic has been featured in video games, books, comics, TV series and a recent live-action film. And now, Sonic is getting his very own LEGO® set.
The set is the latest project from LEGO Ideas, started by Sonic superfan Viv Grannell. She felt her favorite hero was perfect for old and new fans alike.
“Sonic means so many things to different people because he has had the flexibility to evolve over time,” says Viv. “The attitude of the ‘90s, the thrill-seeking edge he brought to the millennium, and the compassionate snark of the past decade – are all reflections of a strong, distinctive, and downright cool character.”
As the first game loaded in 1991, players were introduced to a level that would go on to become one of the most iconic in gaming history: Green Hill Zone.