LEGO Ideas Disney Mickey Mouse 21317 Steamboat Willie behind-the-scenes video

Ahead of the release of LEGO Ideas 21317 Steamboat Willie, a new designer video has been released that takes a closer look at the new set.

LEGO Model Designer John Ho talks through the new LEGO Ideas 21317 Steamboat Willie, that will launch tomorrow. Tasking the product idea from Máté “szabomate90” Szabó as a starting point, Ho has paid homage to the original Disney Mickey Mouse short in this new set.

The designer reveals that the scale of the model was increased so that Mickey Mouse can fit inside the vessel, and shows that an even bigger version of the model was considered.

Read the Brick Fanatics review of 21317 Steamboat Willie.

Another fun Easter egg is that the music on the tile included is accurate to the music from the classic piece of animation.

Here is the official product description:

Disney Mickey Mouse fans will love this LEGO Ideas 21317 Steamboat Willie building toy marking the 90th anniversary of the most famous cartoon character ever. Mickey Mouse made his screen debut in a 1928 black-and-white animated short film called ‘Steamboat Willie’, which was also the first Disney film to have synchronized sound.

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