Disney and LEGO are celebrating the 100th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company by giving out free anniversary LEGO sets, and fans won’t want to miss this set!
The Walt Disney Company is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and LEGO is joining in the celebration, especially as the two entities share a long-standing partnership that began in 1999.
In 1923, two brothers founded a new animation studio that went on to become one of the most treasured companies in the world. We know it today as Walt Disney Animation Studios, and it continues to bring magic and joy to millions of people around the world. It’s now been 100 years since The Walt Disney Company was born, so to celebrate its centenary, we’re taking a trip down memory lane to explore our partnership with Disney.
The Disney-LEGO partnership began in 1999 in the Hundred Acre Wood, where Christopher Robin, Winnie-the-Pooh, Eeyore, Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Kanga, and Roo all live. The first Disney LEGO sets had a Winnie the Pooh theme and were comprised of just eight LEGO bricks. And though the sets are among the most simple LEGO has manufactured over the years, they eventually gave way to more detailed and complex sets.
Over the years, Disney-inspired LEGO sets have included characters from all of Disney and PIXAR’s major franchises, including Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Disney Princess, PIXAR’s Toy Story, Cars, and WALL-E, and Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean.
There are also Disney LEGO sets that include scores of Disney mini-figures of characters such as Captain Hook, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck, Aladdin, Stitch, Alice in Wonderland, Ariel, Ursula, and more. Some sets even include Prince John from Disney’s Robin Hood, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Baymax, the Queen of Hearts, Mulan, and Dr. Facilier from Disney’s Princess and the Frog.
In short, the Disney and LEGO partnership has been really good for fans of both enterprises who love the challenge of a new set of LEGO bricks–and are enamored by the lore and legacy of The Walt Disney Company’s history.
Now, in celebration of that 100-year-long history, LEGO and Disney have partnered yet again to bring fans a new LEGO brick set inspired by one of Walt Disney’s first-ever created characters. Sorry, Oswald, we don’t mean you.
Soon, fans will be able to get an adorable Steamboat Willie LEGO set–and pay nothing for it! The celebratory LEGO set comes with a Mickey Mouse mini-figure that’s dressed as Steamboat Willie. Bricks included in the set can be used to build Willie’s iconic steamboat, as seen in the Steamboat Willie short, created by Walt Disney and animator Ub Iwerks, which was released on November 18, 1928.
Here’s How to Get Steamboat Willie for FREE
The Steamboat Willie LEGO set deal is through shopDisney, and it is live now on the website, as long as supplies last.
To get the free Steamboat Willie set, fans need to spend $150 on the site before including taxes and shipping and use the promotional code GIFT. This activates the free LEGO set deal in the cart. The best news of all is that the $150 doesn’t have to be spent on LEGO sets. It can be spent on anything on the site, so long as the total comes to $150 before tax and shipping.
The only things excluded from the $150 total are pre-orders and Disney gift cards.
What a great time to begin holiday shopping and get a little something for that Disney fan on the list. And for fans who opt to keep Steamboat Willie for themselves, hey, there’s no judgment here. But hurry, the offer expires on October 29, 2023, or when supplies are exhausted, whichever comes first.