The all black and white set pays homage to the S.S. Willie
If you like all things Mickey Mouse and LEGO, you’re going to want to check this out, stat. Celebrating the Walt Disney animated short that introduced Mickey and Minnie to the world and to honor the big cheese on his 90th anniversary, LEGO is releasing an adorable Steamboat Willie set.
The set pays homage to the 1928 film Steamboat Willie, where the world fell in love with Mickey Mouse and his girlfriend and better half, Minnie, rolling on down the river. The LEGO brick version of the S.S. Willie will be in all black, grey, and white giving it the perfect nostalgic feel.
According to LEGO, the steamboat will come with steam pipes that move up and down, a buildable bell, and paddle wheels that rotate when the boat is pushed along. It also comes with an adjustable crane to lift the “potato bin,” and assorted elements including the S.S. Willie boat name sign, a 1928 year sign, and a bridge that has space for one of the two minifigures.
Yes, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse minifigures are included, each with silver-colored decoration, plus a parrot figure thrown in for good measure. In the short, Mickey steers a steamboat down the river, entertaining his new passenger and eventual love interest, Minnie, by playing music out of the menagerie on the boat.