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SEGA Is Bringing A Life-Sized LEGO Sonic The Hedgehog To PAX Aus 2023

LEGO chilli dog not included.

SEGA and Five Star Games have just revealed they’re bringing something extra special along to this year’s PAX Aus, to celebrate the upcoming launch of Sonic Superstars and the iconic character’s appearance as a LEGO minifigure in the game.

Aside from getting the chance to go hands-on with the upcoming Sonic Superstars ahead of release, fans will be able to see and snap pics with an incredibly, life-size LEGO Sonic the Hedgehog statue created in collaboration with one of the world’s leading LEGO brick artists and only LEGO Certified Professional (LCP) in the southern hemisphere, Ryan McNaught, aka Brickman.

LEGO Sonic took McNaught and team a whopping 103 hours to complete, and is made from 25,807 LEGO bricks. It’ll be on display over the whole PAX Aus 2023 weekend from October 6th to October 8th at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

“As an old school gamer, I remember playing the original sonic back in the 90s until our hands hurt from playing too much! So having the opportunity to bring one of our favourite video game characters to life with LEGO bricks is awesome and we can’t wait to share it with everyone,” McNaught said in an accompanying press release. “We’re all big gamers here at The Brickman, there was no way we would pass up an opportunity to build the iconic Sonic the Hedgehog!”

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Check out a video of this incredible LEGO monument to Sonic the Hedgehog being built below:

PAX Aus 2023 is happening this weekend from Friday October 6th to Sunday October 8th and tickets are available now, with Saturday badges already sold out – so grab yours here.

Sonic Superstars is out October 17th on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch and PC and players can receive an exclusive in-game LEGO Eggman character skin by pre-ordering the game.

Amazon has pre-orders available for $79 including shipping.