We’re over halfway through the month when LEGO Ideas Sonic the Hedgehog (21331) was released. The highly sought-after set already enjoys a 4½ average customer review rating, attesting to its playability enjoyment. It helps the build allows for multiple set copies to be connected. This potentially extends the brick-built game world. Indeed, customization plays a significant part. The original LEGO Ideas creator, Viv Grannell/toastergrl, even proposed alternative methods/pieces to assemble the buildable Eggman figure. In terms of promotion, LEGO leaned on nostalgia for their Sonic 21331 teaser video. What else are we missing, a major-set release designer video? Not anymore.
As told by The Brick Fan, we now have the designer video for LEGO Ideas Sonic the Hedgehog (21331). Two members of the design team talk us through the development process for this hot item. Sam Johnson (design manager) and Lauren King (graphic designer) point out some neat references in the set. Apparently the sticker on the back of the build with the scoreboard contains a shout-out to toastergrl. Want more trivia? The Dr. Eggman figure had its detailing printed using new machinery to rotate the printing element 45 degrees. And hey, life-preserver LEGO pieces, repurposed into the power rings? Now that’s clever recycling.
There are more interesting details the designers share regarding LEGO Ideas Sonic the Hedgehog (21331). We won’t go over all of them here. Instead we invite you to check the vid yourself and be amazed.