LEGO, SEGA and Viv Grannell discuss Sonic Mania on Bits N’ Bricks podcast

The LEGO Group, SEGA and fan creator Viv Grannell have discussed the recently-announced Sonic Mania set in a special episode of the Bits N’ Bricks podcast.

The LEGO Ideas team revealed that Grannell’s project had been given the green light as part of the second 2020 review results last week. The model had originally been part of the first 2020 review, but the LEGO Group apparently needed a little more time to decide whether it was doable.

You can now hear from all three parties involved in bringing Sonic the Hedgehog to life in LEGO bricks in the latest episode of the Bits N’ Bricks podcast. Brian Crecente and Ethan Vincent’s series is designed to celebrate 25 years of LEGO video games, so they couldn’t let the announcement of a new video game-inspired LEGO set pass them by.

Listen to Grannell, LEGO Ideas Design Manager Sam Johnson and SEGA’s Director of Marketing Jon Choon discuss the project’s development and approval by hitting play on the video above, or streaming the latest Bits N’ Bricks episode through your preferred podcasting platform.

Last week’s episode focused on the past, present and future of TT Games, including the upcoming LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (which will apparently be a ‘flag-bearer’ for LEGO video games going forward). Pending any more surprise episodes, next week’s should be the first in a two-part special on the massively-multiplayer online game LEGO Universe.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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