Mini Steamboat Willie Review: A Nostalgic Tribute to Disney’s Legacy

Mini Steamboat Willie Review: A Nostalgic Tribute to Disney’s Legacy

by Andrea Certo

Are you ready to embark on a journey back in time and celebrate Disney’s 100th anniversary in style? The LEGO Mini Steamboat Willie (40659) set is here for you! It’s a remarkable tribute to Disney’s iconic character, Mickey Mouse, and his screen debut! In this review, we’ll explore the charm of this buildable boat and minifigure and why it’s a must-have for any LEGO and Disney fan!

Value 24,99€

Mini Steamboat Willie

  • Set code 40659
  • Pieces 424 PCS
  • Minifigures included 1

The paddle wheel on the steamboat rotates and moves the steam pipes up and down!

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A Nostalgic Trip

The Mini Steamboat Willie set is a delightful reconstruction, capturing the essence of the original with exquisite attention to detail. From the charming bucket and flag at the bow to the winch and cargo at the stern, the rudder and funnels on the upper deck, it’s a true masterpiece. The only omission is the awning above the wheelhouse, a detail we can forgive since it would not be in scale with the minifigure.

Rotating Paddlewheel and Moving Funnels

As you push the boat along, the paddlewheel turns, and the funnels go up and down! Just like in the cartoon. This playful feature brings the set to life, creating a delightful connection to the source material and providing hours of interactive enjoyment.

Incredible Value and Exclusive Minifigure

What makes this set truly extraordinary is that it is a promotional gift with purchase (GWP). To obtain it, you need to spend a minimum of €100 on LEGO Disney products from October 23rd to 31st, 2023. This GWP contains over 400 pieces, and while LEGO’s page may state a value of €24.99, it’s worth mentioning that it could potentially retail for around €40. The real treasure, though, is its association with Disney’s 100th anniversary and the exclusive minifigure, available only in this set. It’s arguably the most cost-effective GWP of 2023, making it a wise investment for collectors!


  • The buildable steamboat measures over 13 cm (5 inches) in height, 20 cm (7 inches) in length, and 11 cm (4 inches) in width.
  • It serves as an attractive display piece when not sailing through the creative stories of Disney’s legacy.


The Mini Steamboat Willie (40649) is more than a LEGO set! It’s a nostalgic journey through time!

With its meticulous detailing, interactive features, and incredible value, it’s a must-have for both LEGO enthusiasts and Disney fans. Don’t miss your chance to own this delightful GWP. Get it by spending €100 on LEGO Disney products from October 23rd to 31st, 2023. As Disney celebrates its 100th anniversary, this GWP is the perfect way to join the festivities.

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