LEGO STEAMBOAT WILLIE BLOG Wednesday 29th May 2019

 Both me and all my grandchildren love Disney and love Lego. I don’t necessarily think it is hereditary, I think it’s more Disney and Lego understand their market and appeal to every child and I am the biggest and oldest child.

It is therefore an amazing dream come true that Lego and Disney have got together for joint projects (or rather  Lego had the initiative to produce Disney sets).

The latest, Mickey Mouse’s Steamboat Willie, is to celebrate 90 years of Disney. The thing I think is brilliant about this set is that all the Lego bricks are in black and white in keeping with the original film. I just love it!

Here’s the details:

 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. This LEGO brick version of the S.S. Willie features steam pipes that move up and down and paddle wheels that rotate when the boat is pushed along. The boat’s bridge has room for a minifigure and play-inspiring nautical details such as the ship’s wheel, life buoy and buildable bell. On deck there is a working crane to lift the ‘potato bin’ cargo aboard and this unique toy building set comes with new-for-April-2019 Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse minifigures, each with special silver-coloured decoration, plus a parrot figure. An ideal LEGO set for kids and adults to recreate scenes from the original Mickey Mouse cartoon or simply build and display this striking monochrome model.

Build and display this collectible LEGO® set or recreate your favourite scenes from the classic Disney Mickey Mouse cartoon, ‘Steamboat Willie’.

This unique toy building set includes 2 new-for-April-2019 minifigures: Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, each with silver-coloured decoration, plus Mickey Mouse’s parrot figure.

The iconic Steamboat Willie boat features a black-and-white colour scheme, hidden wheels, moving steam pipes, rotating paddle wheels, adjustable crane and assorted elements including the ‘S.S. Willie’ boat name sign, ‘1928’ year sign and a ‘potato bin’.

The boat’s bridge has space for a minifigure, a brick-built bell and assorted elements including the ship’s wheel and life buoy.

The 2 steam pipes move up and down and the 2 paddle wheels rotate when the boat is pushed along.

Accessory elements include Minnie Mouse’s guitar and music sheet.

This LEGO® Ideas creative toy building set comes with a booklet with building instructions, fun facts about the historic 1928 animated Disney short film ‘Steamboat Willie’, and information about this awesome retro set’s fan creator and LEGO designers.

Steamboat Willie toy boat measures over 5” (15cm) high, 10” (26cm) long and 5” (14cm) wide.

Building Instructions

Steamboat Willie

The set costs £89.50 but varies


Don’t waste your time with explanations , People only hear what they want to hear.


Happiness is…building a Disney Lego set


Man goes to the doctor, with a strawberry growing out of his head. Doc says “I’ll give you some cream to put on it.”


Love is…once upon a time when you know you’ll be happy ever after


Valery – Mark Ronson feat Amy Winehouse

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Wednesday 29th May 2019

Senior Health & Fitness Day

Biscuit Day

Learn About Compost Day

Put A Pillow On Your Fridge Day (Why? Read on)

Your pillow brings you comfort every night but you’ve probably been frustrated at how this resource is often wastefully ignored throughout each day. However, during Put A Pillow On Your Fridge Day you can make sure your pillow is working all day to bring you prosperity and good fortune.

Before the invention of refrigerators in the 1920s, people in Europe and the USA would put cloth in their larder for good luck once a year. Food storage habits have changed since then, putting the future of this fine tradition in doubt. However, this event has survived the scare and is back stronger than ever. All you need to do is place a pillow on your fridge on the correct day. The observant among you may notice that the true equivalent of the old tradition would be to put a pillow inside your fridge. Perhaps try both to make sure you don’t miss out on any of that luck!


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