Anchors aweigh! The animated short, Steamboat Willie, from Walt Disney Studios is widely believed to be Mickey Mouse’s inaugural appearance. The LEGO Ideas 21317 Steamboat Willie set pays homage to the short film and the now-iconic mouse – just in time for the film’s 90th anniversary.
The bricks and accessories are black and white – just like the film. The build measures over 5″ high, 10″ long, and 5″ wide. Features include rotating paddle wheels, moving steam pipes, a boat nameplate that reads “S.S. Willie”, a boat wheel, crane, and other nautical elements. New black-and white-minifig iterations of Micky and Minnie Mouse are in the box, along with his parrot and her guitar.
Kids 10+ will enjoy this 751-piece set for years to come, thanks to its clever design and movable components. This is the perfect opportunity for adults to introduce the charming film to the kids of today who aren’t familiar with Steamboat Willie.
LEGO Ideas 21317 Steamboat Willie is available, starting April 1, 2019, from the online LEGO shop at the cost of $89.99 USD.
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