Lego Green Hill Zone
Sunday, 23rd June 2013, 5:21pm (BST), 19 Comments
Happy Sonic Day all! What better way to celebrate Sonic 1's 22nd anniversary than to recreate a small part of it in the world's greatest toy - Lego! Actually, I made this a little while ago, and hadn't got round to posting it - it only struck me yesterday that today would be perfect timing.



The idea came to me, having recently got back into Lego for the first time since childhood, and I thought I'd give it a go. Lego.com has an awesome pick-a-brick service that I made a couple of orders on, and sure enough, some bags of lots and lots of small orange, brown and green bricks can be arranged into quite a nifty Green Hill scene. Couldn't quite get exactly all the bricks in all the colours I would have wanted, but I worked around it, though it's easy to get a bit carried away on there, with bricks as low as 6p. I think it all came to about £70 in the end. Whoops. Oh well!



The intrusions and extrusions in the walls were a must - thank goodness for sloping bricks. It took me quite a while to come up with a good solution for the trees, working with the bricks I could acquire. A regular Lego palm tree or some foliage pieces would have looked rubbish, so I instead just tried to capture the general shape of them, as they're pretty specific. The leaf pieces actually ended up upside down.



A bit limited on facial expressions when working with only 4 studs each, on the totem pole, but this is quite a cool feature I thought :)



My favourite bit is probably the log bridge. This was a difficult one too. It's a little fragile, but what I had to do was link up small stick pieces with those little singular holder pieces, masked by the brown round ones in a rather complex pattern. Looks great though, as I can bend and twist them into the perfect shape so that it looks like the bridge droops a bit.

Not sure whether or not I'd invest in more pieces to enhance it further, but I was contemplating building up a background on the far sides, recreating the Green Hill sea and mountains in a wall of many, many bricks. I was also trying to think of other levels that would be good too. Chemical Plant? Mushroom Hill? Star Light? Suggestions welcome! If it'd work well in Lego form and the right bricks and colours are available, I might go for it. :)
Comments   19 Comments have been posted.
#1. Comment posted by Doreen on Sunday, 23rd June 2013, 6:33pm
Omg, this is amazing! I can't believe you did all of this yourself! :D As for suggestions for other levels, how about Angel Island or Mushroom Hill? I know they're basically the same as Green Hill, but I think they'd look kinda cool in Lego form too. Anyway, have a good weekend! And thanks for sharing! Xx :)
#2. Comment posted by Mercury on Sunday, 23rd June 2013, 6:41pm
This is brilliant! I've always wanted to do something like this myself, but I never had the pieces. I really like the totems, and the inclusion of spikes. :)
#3. Comment posted by Kabam! on Tuesday, 25th June 2013, 2:36pm
Terrific in every sense of the word. I suppose I wouldn't mind seeing mystic cave or oil ocean in Lego form. IF ANYTHING, A LEGO HILL TOP ZONE WOULD BE THE MOST AMAIZNG THING EVER! :D
#4. Comment posted by hopintheroflcopter on Tuesday, 25th June 2013, 11:01pm
Incredible! Absolutely incredible!

Oh, and... Chemical Plant ;)
#5. Comment posted by LOFC_Ed on Wednesday, 26th June 2013, 9:33am
Nice stuff dude; cracking job!
#6. Comment posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, 26th June 2013, 2:26pm
That looks really neat! It even looks better than that papercraft Green Hill.
#7. Comment posted by MoDaD on Sunday, 30th June 2013, 10:36pm
Have to agree with Chemical Plant. Also, this looks really cool.
#8. Comment posted by Agg on Monday, 1st July 2013, 6:23am
Do everyones favorite, Ice Cap Zone
#9. Comment posted by wabwab on Monday, 1st July 2013, 1:33pm
www.bricklink.com - If you're looking for bricks. This is definitely the place. if you're looking for particular pieces you'll definitely find them here. (and most probably at a better price than Lego.com)

Check it out :)
#10. Comment posted by kadybat on Monday, 1st July 2013, 5:43pm
Marble Zone would be SO cool in LEGO! You should submit this to Cusoo!
#11. Comment posted by Cybershell13 on Tuesday, 2nd July 2013, 3:59am
Haha that is very cool. It's nice to see new blog posts!
#12. Comment posted by SonicTailsKnuckles on Thursday, 4th July 2013, 2:26pm
I agree Cybershell! I would love to own that. I wonder if they'll make Marble Zone out of Lego...?
#13. Comment posted by Anonymous on Saturday, 24th August 2013, 12:30pm
Final boss of Sonic 2, complete with the death egg scenery
#14. Comment posted by Pete C on Sunday, 17th November 2013, 12:17am
You're a genius, man. This looks so good. Heaps of detail, great colours, put it on display in a glass case!
I humbly suggest Star Light and I look forward to the next one you do.
#15. Comment posted by Anonymous on Friday, 9th May 2014, 5:57am
Beauty!
#16. Comment posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, 13th August 2014, 4:13pm
terrific is an understatement
#17. Comment posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, 13th August 2014, 4:16pm
I would like Labyrinth zone and Hill top. MAybe carnival night and STARDUST SPEEDWAY
#18. Comment posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, 13th January 2015, 5:22pm
Absolutely amazing. Guard it with bullet-proof glass! I suggest Marble Zone & have an idea: it would be really cool to see the real zone from the game next to your Lego version. Keep building!
#19. Comment posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, 13th January 2015, 5:24pm
Absolutely amazing. Guard it with bullet-proof glass! I suggest Marble Zone & have an idea: it would be really cool to see the real zone from the game next to your Lego version. Keep building!
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