Today, the LEGO Group and SEGA have revealed two exciting pieces of news as part of their collaboration, with an additional building set bringing cherished characters and scenes from the Sonic universe to LEGO brick form, as well as new LEGO content in the hotly-anticipated upcoming Sonic Superstars, Sonic the Hedgehog’s latest video game adventure bringing a new standard of play to classic high-speed 2D Sonic platforming.
The two announcements were made live as part of the annual Sonic Central livestream to mark the iconic hedgehog’s birthday, and LEGO fans can soon say hello to Sonic vs. Dr. Eggman’s Death Egg Robot building set, featuring the villainous Dr. Eggman and Sonic in his Speed Sphere.
In this new 615-piece set, Dr. Eggman has a mech with a removable capsule which contains the small and adorable animals captured by Dr. Eggman and used to power up his suit. Alongside his assistant Cubot, Dr. Eggman will face Sonic in a showdown, with Sonic able to blast into him in his Speed Sphere to release the animals and save the day. The set will be a part of the new LEGO Sonic product range and available at authorized retailers starting in August 2023.
Frédéric Roland Andre, Designer at the LEGO Group, said:
“We’re a little over 30 days away from LEGO Sonic hitting shelves, and we’re thrilled to reveal Dr. Eggman’s Death Egg Robot as the fifth entry in our fantastic range of building experiences. Sonic Central is the perfect setting to introduce LEGO and Sonic fans to this amazingly villainous new set, and we can’t wait for Sonic fans of all ages to get their hands on the blue blur in LEGO brick form this summer.”
Also announced as part of Sonic Central was a new LEGO Sonic themed expansion pack for the upcoming title, Sonic Superstars. Additionally, fans will have the opportunity to get free LEGO Sonic & Eggman skins with the latter being available to those who pre-order the game adding plenty of brick-built fun to the title that will offer a new spin on classic 2D Sonic platforming games with an all-new look, new abilities, new worlds to explore, 4-player co-op, battle mode, and more for multiple generations of Sonic fans.
Sonic Superstars is set to release digitally and physically in fall 2023, starting at $59.99 USD on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, the Nintendo Switch™ family of systems, and PC. Additional details regarding packages and future LEGO Sonic themed content will be revealed at a later date.
Ivo Gerscovich, Chief Business and Brand Officer at SEGA of America, said:
“After the Sonic Superstars reveal, we wanted to share more details around the game and the upcoming LEGO themed integration on Sonic Cental. Through our continued partnership with the LEGO Group, Sonic fans will be able to experience Sonic Superstars in brick form and also recreate favorite scenes with the recently announced Dr. Eggman’s Death Egg Robot.”
With the ‘LEGO Sonic the Hedgehog’ product range, Sonic fans can build, create and play out iconic moments with the blue blur. In April, the two companies revealed this brand-new product line and the first four sets, but today at Sonic Central, the SEGA team has revealed the new mech toy as a fifth set that features Sonic and his nemesis Dr. Eggman.
With the new range, Sonic fans can get creative, construct their own unique courses, combine sets and invent new storylines, or reminisce about their treasured memories as they challenge the beloved hedgehog to be the hero of the day.
• Ages: 8+
• Pieces: 615
• Measurements: The mech toy measures over 6 in. (15 cm) high, 5 in. (13 cm) wide and 3.5 in. (9.5 cm) deep
• 6 characters and accessories – The set comes with 6 characters, Sonic’s speed sphere and launcher plus lots of accessories for creative play.
• Price: 64.99 EUR / 59.99 USD / 57.99 GBP