He may already have an Amiibo, but it seems Sonic isn’t quite done with the ‘toys to life’ thing just yet! Indeed, it seems like his next destination might well be LEGO Dimensions! Because you see, back in September 2015, an interesting ‘set’ list was ‘leaked’ for the game. Rumoured to be consisting of everything from Harry Potter to Ghostbusters and the A Team, two of the items on said list (codenamed S and KR) were rumoured to be Sonic and Knight Rider respectively.
More interestingly though, as LEGO news site Brick Inquirer points out, quite a few insiders seem to think this is true. For example, one called ‘Just2Good’ posted:
Hmmm S1, could that be Sonic?
In response to the news, before quickly it out for a simple “That looks interesting” afterwards. Another one (CM4Sci) said flat out that:
Before following up with:
I also know for a fact Sonic is in if that confirms anything
Further more, Brick Inquirer says that these individuals are seen as very reputable in the LEGO community, with the latter’s word being ‘about as good as it comes’. Either way, there’s heavy insider evidence for Sonic being one of the next additions to the game, to the point that said site actually states it as fact based on those statements alone. Bit like the recent Nintendo NX rumours with all those great Nintendo IPs being announced for the system soon.
But while Sonic is now basically a given for the game at this point, what do I think of the situation?
Well honestly, I’m a tad confused. Sonic the Hedgehog is hardly a series many people associate with LEGO, and there hasn’t actually been any physical sets based on him as of this point. It’s also not really the best series for the average LEGO game formula, since Sonic focuses a lot on speed and tight level design whereas the average LEGO game (Dimensions included) have a slower paced setup with puzzle solving, combat and item collecting playing a major part.
Above: As you can somewhat see in the trailer
Still, the idea of Sonic running around Jurassic Park or Gotham City sounds pretty cool. As does the possibility of seeing Eggman/Robotnik teaming up with the Joker and Sauron.
What do you think about the idea of Sonic the Hedgehog coming to LEGO Dimensions?