The year 1928 was the year Walter Elias Disney introduced what would become his most iconic creation in popular entertainment to the world: Mickey Mouse. This came in the form of the animated short Steamboat Willie, which premiered in November 18 of that year. What do you know, November 18 is this Sunday, and 2018 is nine decades after 1928.
Obviously, the Disney Company is celebrating 90 years of Mickey Mouse. Perhaps the most prominent event in paying tribute to the nice but plucky humanoid rodent is Walt Disney World in Orlando. At their Disney Springs commercial complex, special Mickey merchandise and food items are being offered ahead of Sunday.
Even the Disney Springs LEGO Store is getting in on the Mickey Mouse celebration action. They’re spearheading a massive brick-building effort to create a tribute mural that will showcase the various milestones of the king of Disney characters, as established in the Kingdom Hearts videogames.
Ahead of his 90th anniversary, LEGO has also released some highly collectible sets in the form of BrickHeadz for not just Mickey (41624) but also Minnie Mouse (41625). The rumors that the BrickHeadz line may eventually be terminated would only add to the potential value of these two LEGO sets.
Interestingly, a Steamboat Willie set is up for contention in the Second 2018 Review Stage for LEGO Ideas. The results won’t be revealed until early next year, but that too would’ve been a nice addition to the LEGO contributions for celebrating 90 years of Mickey.