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LEGO and Disney go retro with classic Mickey Mouse and Minnie sets

The classic look Mickey Mouse and Minnie are to be immortalised in brick form, thanks to a new partnership between Disney and LEGO that will see the Danish toy company launch new building sets depicting the animated icons in their original look.

With this new construction set, fans can re-live memories and immerse themselves in the worlds of both LEGO and Disney.

The large-scale LEGO|Disney Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Buildable Characters come with nostalgic and stylish details that not only includes their recognisable original outfits, but a series of buildable accessories to pose with, including a retro camera, a guitar, and a photo album complete with pictures of the iconic duo’s adventures from years gone by.

Each figure in the new set also stands on a base that resembles an old-time film reel, complete with the original character signatures. Mickey Mouse stands tall at 14 inches high and Minnie Mouse at 13 inches, while the set boasts an impressive total of 1,739 bricks to build with.

LEGO designer, Ollie Gregory, who worked on the project, said: “We always look to design things that people would like to put on their shelf, including my own, which is why we went for the ‘classic’ Mickey Mouse design with the iconic silhouette and colour palette – as a surprise for builders, the characters insides are built from colourful elements inspired by classic outfits worn by the the pair in the past.

“The Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Buildable Characters are extremely detailed and intricate, and there were lots of challenges to overcome. For example, to create the tips of their noses we even had to bring back the LEGO Classic Space Helmet in black, which hasn’t been seen since 1987. LEGO fans will also notice that we have debuted a new colour in this set, 363 – TR. Brown with Opalesence, the first time it is included in any set – so there’s lots to explore with this build.”

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