by Cayce McCarthy. Arts and Entertainment blogger.
The LEGO company has created a Mickey Mouse Steamboat Willie set in honor of his 90th Birthday that took place last year. This is an official set that has the original look of Mickey and Minnie in black and white on the classic ship that started the fame of the Walt Disney company. The set was first featured on the LEGO Ideas website. The set is for ages ten and up and I bet fans and collectors are going to be ecstatic to own this set. The S.S. Willie is printed on the side with the year 1928 printed on the front. This set also features a rotating paddle wheel piece, an adjustable crane for the potato bin, a life preserver, and more.
The coolest feature has to be the ship’s two big steam pipes that move up and down to mimic the cartoon when the pipes move to the tune of Mickey whistling down the river. Furthermore, Mickey and Minnie have a slight sheen added to them created by a special silver paint. The set also comes with a little booklet that features fun facts about the old cartoon. I find it interesting that the only thing missing from the set is the first classic Disney villain Pete. Pete was one of the first original characters and was in the first featured short so, I find it kind of sad that they didn’t add the classic villain to the set as well.