Paying tribute to the 1928 animated short film in which Mickey Mouse made his debut (also the first Disney film to feature synchronized sound), the LEGO brick version of the S.S. Willie features paddle wheels that rotate while the boat is pushed along and steam pipes that move up and down. A minifigure can take the wheel in the boat’s bridge, while additional nautical details include a life buoy and bell. A working crane can lift figures or cargo onto the boat.
The included black-and-white Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse minifigures are new for 2019, each with special silver accents. The set also features a buildable mouse ears placard that can also be used as a minifigure base and additional accessories, including Minnie’s guitar and sheet music.
LEGO Ideas Steamboat Willie will be available on April 1 at LEGO stores and online.