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(Pocket-lint) - After announcing the set in early 2021, Lego has finally confirmed that the Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone set is ready for release - it'll be out for people to buy on New Year's Day at the start of 2022.

It features the iconic hero of Sega's games in his most widely-recognised level, with green pastures to sprint through. Also in attendance is Dr. Eggman, plus Crab, Motobug and Phantom Ruby.

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There are plenty of rings to arrange as you like, for Sonic to collect, and a Technic lever so that he can get pinged into the air. Eggman has one of his memorable flying crafts to ride about, as well, so it's a pretty comprehensive set of options.

1,125 pieces make up the set in total, and the bundle will be priced at $69.99, £59.99 or €69.99 when it releases on 1 January 2022 through Lego's stores online and in person.

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Whether this is just a one-off remains to be seen - since it came through the fan-created Ideas system, rather than a full partnership like the one that's produced multiple Super Mario sets in the last year.

Writing by Max Freeman-Mills.