Recently, the Disney brand has been very prominent in LEGO Ideas. After all, the Steamboat Willie set (21317) seemed to hog the spotlight with its glorious monochrome scheme. The accompanying Mickey and Minnie Mouse minifigures were awesome too. Variants of them got included in the latest Disney Collectible Minifigs (71024).
But we digress. Somehow I think the success of Steamboat Willie from its time in LEGO Ideas might help other Disney-themed submissions. Take for instance this product idea from member benlouisa. It’s a sweet set depiction of another popular Disney property. Say hello to the Willy Nilly Silly Old Bear.
That’s right; this Ideas submission is for Winnie the Pooh. Whether you recall more the “Americanized” eighties animated series or the theatrically-released films that followed Pooh’s British roots, benlouisa’s build will fire up Disney nostalgia. What we have are Winnie and friends with the former’s familiar Hundred Acre Wood tree-house.
Appropriate tree elements comprise the tree façade of Pooh’s home “under the name of Sanders,” with two beehives and a hollow for Owl. The house part to the rear has a removable roof to reveal the amenities for play. Included are minifigures of Pooh, Piglet and Rabbit, plus buildable figures of Eeyore, Tigger and Owl.
With 3,821 supporters already pledged, plus 570 days left to make 10-K, we’d say benlouisa’s Winnie the Pooh Ideas set is off to a good start. If you think Steamboat Willie needs another Disney LEGO Ideas companion, look no further. LEGO Disney fans, come represent.