- BRICK 101 is a popular LEGO YouTuber who has created a tutorial on how to build a custom Sonic the Hedgehog using LEGO bricks.
- The tutorial provides a list of the specific LEGO pieces required to build Lego Sonic.
- There are tips and tricks provided in the tutorial, such as using LEGO rubber bands for Sonic’s shoes and sorting the pieces before beginning the build.
- The tutorial also suggests adding floating gold rings to complete the scene and explains how to build Chaos Emeralds and Super Sonic using spare LEGO pieces.
- By swapping the blue LEGO pieces with black and red ones, it is possible to build Shadow instead of Sonic.
BRICK 101 is one of the most popular LEGO YouTubers on the Internet. He’s figured out how to build a custom Sonic the Hedgehog using bricks you might already own. Until LEGO releases its new line of Sonic the Hedgehog sets coming soon, BRICK 101’s tutorial serves as the perfect holdover. Check out his video showing how to build LEGO Sonic below.
How to Build LEGO Sonic: Pieces Required
|Two red 1×1 plates
|Two red 1×2 plates
|Two red 1×1 slope bricks
|Two white 1×1 circle plates
|One pair blue LEGO legs
|Two white rubber bands (optional)
|Sonic’s Torso and Head
|One blue LEGO torso
|Two tan LEGO arms
|Two white LEGO hands
|One white 1×1 brick with studs on 4 sides
|Three white 1×2 plates
|Two blue 1×2 plates
|One tan 1×2 plate
|Three blue 1×3 plates
|Two tan 1×1 tiles
|One tan 1×2 tile with 1 stud
|one blue 1×2 tile with 1 stud
|One black 1×1 circle plate
|One blue 1×2 upward slope brick
|Eight blue 1×1 slope bricks
|Four blue 1×3 slope bricks
|Three blue 1×1 plate
How to Build LEGO Sonic: Tips and Tricks
As you watch BRICK 101’s LEGO Sonic walkthrough, there are some tips and tricks you should know. From which pieces to use, to general pointers that’ll simplify your build, keep these in mind as you follow along with the how-to above. Don’t forget: building with LEGOS is all about embracing creativity! If you want to diverge from this how-to and do your own thing instead, feel free to do so. Who knows? You might end up preferring your custom build over BRICK 101’s.
Building custom LEGO sets is such a fun and creative process. With that said, don’t be afraid to experiment with LEGOS and learn from your mistakes. If something doesn’t work out as planned, take it apart and try a different approach. If you don’t have all the right pieces, try tinkering with some of the pieces you do have. Play around with different combinations of pieces and see what works best. Sometimes, the most unexpected combinations can lead to the most fantastic results.
- Features interactive elements including handle-operating scrolling screen
- Authentically detailed based on Nintendo Entertainment System
- Combines with other LEGO Mario sets
- Includes illustrated booklet on creation of NES console
Tip: Use LEGO Rubber Bands for Sonic’s Shoes
While not a requirement to complete the set, white LEGO rubber bands wrapped around Sonic’s special red shoes can help perfect the look of the iconic lightning-fast hedgehog. These LEGO rubber bands come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. You’ll want to use the smallest, whitest ones you can find. If they’re a little big, try wrapping them around the shoe twice.
Tip: Any Blue LEGO Torso Will Suffice
Don’t worry if you don’t have a solid blue LEGO torso in your collection. Because of the white fur on Sonic’s torso, it doesn’t really matter if your LEGO torso has a design (such as a vest or a tee) on the front. From afar, these designs can simply look like Sonic’s fur. If you’d prefer, you can also display your LEGO Sonic from the side. That way, the front of the LEGO torso piece doesn’t show.
Tip: Add Some Floating Gold Rings
As you create a display around your new LEGO Sonic build, consider adding some floating gold rings to complete the scene. Take any circular gold, yellow, or white LEGO piece and all the clear LEGO pieces you can find. Then, arrange them to create an illusion that makes the rings look like they’re floating. BRICK 101 will show you one possible way to do this in the video above.
- Features LCD lights and classic Mario sounds
- Compatible with all other Super Mario sets
- Interactive opportunities with the downloadable app
- Easy build instructions
Trick: Sort Pieces Before Beginning
Before you dive into building LEGO Sonic, take some time to sort and organize all the necessary LEGO pieces. Separate them by size, color, and type (bricks, plates, slopes, etc.). This will make it quicker and easier to find the specific pieces you need during the building process. Going forward, you can also use storage containers or compartmentalized trays to keep everything tidy for future builds.
Trick: Chaos Emeralds and Super Sonic
After explaining how to build LEGO Sonic, BRICK 101 goes on to explain how to assemble your own Chaos Emeralds and Super Sonic figure using spare LEGO pieces. Of course, you don’t have to keep watching the video after the Sonic build is complete. However, these additional builds included later in the video can help you create a more complete Sonic scene.
Trick: How to Build Shadow
If you swap all the blue LEGO pieces in the video with black and red ones, you could actually build Shadow instead of Sonic. Simply take inventory of the blue pieces used by BRICK 101. Then, find a corresponding black or red piece that fits the specifications. Using the same number of steps, you can just as easily build Shadow.
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