‘A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’. I can just imagine in my head how much Walt Disney would have nodded his head in agreement with this piece of oriental wisdom. In the case of LEGO builder szabomate90, the journey may well begin aboard a steamboat – the LEGO Ideas Disney Steamboat Willie, that is. We’ve featured several LEGO Ideas project, and Disney-themed MOCs here on our site, and this brick-built Steamboat Willie stands out not just because of the historic animation in which it represents, but also the build’s impressive monochromatic color scheme. Here’s how szabomate90 describes his LEGO Ideas Steamboat Willie.
Steamboat Willie is the first fully synchronized sound cartoon directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. It was the debut of Mickey Mouse in a cartoon the first to be distributed and the third to be produced. So as an animator and a Lego fan I’d like to pay my respect to that marvelous production, which since was created then inspired a lot of talented artists.
Because Disney Minifigures arrived, I have the luck to create a Mickey Mouse related set with him as well. In addition, I repaint the figure to match the original 1928’s appearance. The model designed to be tiny, easy to build and playable. You can put Mickey Mouse inside the boat also you can play with the cranes. The set includes 156 bricks.
The customized black and white Mickey Mouse minifigure is absolutely gorgeous and accurate, giving the set a true vintage feel. It’s a fitting tribute to one of the pillars of Walt Disney Animations, especially that the landmark animated film will be celebrating its 90th year two years from now. It’s a perfect commemorative LEGO set that also celebrates the longstanding partnership between Disney and LEGO. If you wish to give two thumbs up for this LEGO Ideas Steamboat Willie and help it achieve its 10K mark, just head over to its project page and hit the Support button. You may also visit szabomate90’s Flickr page for more of his LEGO MOCs and builds.