More Details of Sonic Celebration at Japan Expo 2011

More Details of Sonic Celebration at Japan Expo 2011

by July 19, 2011

More Ice Sculpture Pics, and a Sweet Birthday Cake

We asked for more information about the Sonic festivities at Paris’s Japan Expo this year, and Metal-Mighty of Planete Sonic delivered.

Metal-Mighty provided to us a plethora of pics, a few of which we have in the gallery below.  Also provided to us was a short synopsis of how Sega’s French division celebrated Sonic’s 20th among attendees.   That Sonic sculpture we saw earlier was actually done live in a matter of hours by an artist, with plenty of onlookers.  In the end, an almost 5 foot tall statue was molded.

There was also a birthday cake shared with select attendees, as Metal-Mighty tells us:

Every day during Japan Expo (from June 30th to July 3rd) the guy came early in the afternoon (~2 PM) on the SEGA booth and realized a sculpture in an ice block. It was about 1.5 meters high and took 3 to 4 hours to make it. The guy was in the middle of the booth and everyone could turn around to see it 🙂

Something about the cake, too, I think it could be interesting: All day long, people at Japan Expo could win tickets to get a piece of cake at SEGA’s booth, which was distributed at 4PM a happy birthday song with Sonic. You had to get your ticket at one of the 3 little games on their booth: there was a racetrack, and 2 other games which I can’t really translate.. In one you had to make some boxes crash with a ball, and in the other you had to launch gold rings on some poles. A kind of festival games.

As we also see in the gallery, Sega had several titles from Sonic’s past in the kiosks for attendees to play.  That was part of the Sonic Museum exhibit which also included some artwork and merchandise from over the years.  And yes, Sonic Generations was available to play.

The full set of photos is available here.  We again thank Metal-Mighty and Planete Sonic for sharing.  And if you have news to share, be sure to share it with us by clicking Send News Tips at the top of every page.