The 16th of October, 2023, holds a special significance in the annals of entertainment history. This date marks an incredible century of heart-warming, memorable experiences crafted by the movie and entertainment titan, Disney. To honor this significant milestone, LEGO, the leading toy manufacturer, has revealed a fitting tribute – Walt Disney Tribute Camera.
This retro film camera, complete with a tripod and reel of film, captures the essence of Disney’s cinematic journey. The LEGO set also includes mini-figures of Walt Disney himself and four of his most iconic creations – Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Bambi, and Dumbo. With a total of 881 bricks, this homage honors not just Disney but also the camera technology that played a vital role in establishing Disney’s iconic status.
The Walt Disney Tribute Camera is a remarkable, intricate build standing over 14.5 inches high, 8.5 inches wide, and 7 inches deep. It is designed with adjustable tripod legs, a detailed lens, and a rotating arm that harks back to the era of manually captured video. The set includes two film spools mounted on top, incorporating the number ‘100’, signifying Disney’s centenary. Additionally, a film reel that pops out of the camera features frames from 20 of Disney’s most renowned animated films from its golden era.
The LEGO set also includes a director’s clapperboard, a crucial component of the filmmaking process. The clapperboard holds the space for three mini-figures – Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and Walt Disney – along with LEGO figures of Bambi and Dumbo, encapsulating the whimsical essence of Disney. The set also pays tribute to one of Disney’s pioneering inventions – the multi-plane camera used in Disney’s short film, “The Old Mill”. With three printed screens, this model provides a peek into the magical world of animation and stands as a testament to Disney’s commitment to innovation and creativity.
The relationship between LEGO and Disney is rich and deeply rooted, tracing back to 1999 when LEGO introduced sets based on Disney properties, beginning with Winnie the Pooh and Toy Story. Over the years, the partnership has grown, incorporating numerous Disney franchises such as Star Wars, Marvel, Disney Princess, Frozen, and more.
The LEGO Walt Disney Tribute Camera set is a nostalgic collector’s item available for pre-order at US$99.99 on the official LEGO website. This retro-inspired creation is an unmissable collector’s item for both Disney aficionados and LEGO enthusiasts, serving as a celebration of the past and an inspiration for future creativity. Also be sure to check our lists of the most expensive LEGO sets in the world and the biggest LEGO sets ever.