Blueprints are objects that appear in the Sonic Boom series. They are a set of technical drawings whose pieces are scattered around the levels in the game. Collecting a Blueprint and reassembling it in Tails' Workshop will unlock permanent upgrades for the characters.
In general, Blueprints are blue sheets of paper with a unique white diagram on each of them. In the adventure levels though, they look like blue icons with a white gear on them.
In Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, there are a total of eight Blueprints, each split into six pieces (giving a total of forty-eight Blueprint pieces) which are hidden in the adventure levels. Each adventure level holds all six pieces for a specific Blueprint, each of which can be collected by opening a spherical silver and red container with a Blueprint icon inside it. These containers break when touched and can be targeted with the Homing Attack. Collecting all six pieces in an adventure level unlocks a Sonic Badge as a reward.
Collecting all six pieces of a Blueprint will also unlock it in Tails' Workshop where they can be assembled on the Nintendo 3DS's touchscreen. Once assembled, the player unlocks an upgrade for the playable characters or a special feature to aid with the performance in gameplay, which the player can activate or disable from Tails' Workshop. The first upgrade, Map Accelerator 1.0, in particular, displays the location of individual parts of the Blueprints on the Adventure Map, making it easier to find them in the adventure levels. The Blueprints found on these map are marked with a blue square that has a white gear in its center.
List of Blueprints
|1||Map Accelerator 1.0||Seaside Beach||Highlight Blueprint locations on the Adventure Map.|
|2||Map Accelerator 2.0||Seaside Jungle||Highlight Crystal Shard locations on the Adventure Map.|
|3||Shield Award||Scrapyard||Reaching the first checkpoint automatically awards a shield.|
|4||Map Accelerator 3.0||Shadow Canyons||Highlight Ring and Shield locations on the Adventure Map.|
|5||Ring Defense||Ancient City||Lose 25% less rings when damaged.|
|6||Mega Grapple||Robot Facility||Instantly destroy an enemy after grappling off its shield.|
|7||Ring Attractor||Volcanic Caverns||Automatically collect nearby rings.|
|8||Mega Sprint||Air Fortress||Destroy enemies instantly by sprinting through them!|