Clear some shelf space for a couple of animated icons.
Mickey and Minnie Mouse are coming home in a totally new form this summer as a pair of new building sets from LEGO designer Ollie Gregory.
Designed for adult builders ages 18 and up, the large-scale LEGO Disney Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Buildable Characters capture the classic look of Mickey and Minnie as they once appeared on the silver screen. Each character comes with buildable retro accessories including a camera, a guitar, and a photo album that includes pictures of the duo’s past adventures.
“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 color palette – as a surprise for builders, the characters’ insides are built from colorful elements inspired by classic outfits worn by the pair in the past,” Gregory says. “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 color in this set, 363 – TR. Brown with Opalescence, the first time it is included in any set – so there’s lots to explore with this build!”
In recent months, the LEGO Group has placed increased emphasis on adult builders in both sets and packaging. The company says that Mickey and Minnie arrive in “the new stylish, adult-focused packaging in order to reflect the sophisticated nature of the creative process and allow adult builders to find products related to their passions.”
Both sets will be available from LEGO Store and LEGO.com beginning July 1. The sets will be available to preorder from other retailers beginning on the same date.