The celebrations for 100 years of Disney should not slowing down anytime quickly.
The LEGO Group revealed an all-new LEGO Disney Citadel set as an homage to the enduring fort originally of all Disney motion pictures. This 4,837-piece set not solely options the fort constructing, but in addition references from 14 traditional Disney movies over the previous 100 years, from Steamboat Willie and Snow White (the primary Disney princess) to The Princess and the Frog and Moana.
The set comes with eight minifigures, representing among the Disney princesses and their male counterparts. Contained in the fort are numerous rooms together with a kitchen and eating room, a ballroom, and a bed room. There may be even a secret turret for followers to find a Disney time capsule with references to the 100-year historical past. On the surface, the fort is embellished with fireworks. The LEGO Disney Citadel set might be obtainable through LEGO shops and at lego.com from July 4 for $399.99.
To rejoice the launch of this new set and to honor 100 years of Disney, London-based artist Lakwena Maciver has unveiled her newest paintings, Kaleidowaves, a more-than-14-feet-tall fort window impressed by the storytelling potentialities of the brand new LEGO set. The mural options 220,000 LEGO bricks.
“After I lived in Ethiopia as a toddler within the 90s, there wasn’t entry to many movies, so we might watch Disney movies on repeat,” says Maciver. “Later, when dwelling within the U.Okay., I additionally bear in mind visiting my uncle within the Ashdown Forest, which impressed Winnie the Pooh, and we might play Pooh Sticks on Pooh Bridge. And now, with my younger household, movies like The Lion King provide a pleasant method for me to speak to my youngsters about our ancestral homeland. The concept of magical potentialities that Disney captures so effectively undoubtedly had a huge impact on my creativeness as a toddler, and has subsequently knowledgeable my grownup work and life as an artist.”
Maciver’s design is a part of a sequence of 4 murals created with two different artists, Paris-based Amy Jones and U.S.-based Kristin Texeira. The murals function a few of their favourite Disney characters, similar to Mickey Mouse, Cinderella, Woody, Ariel, Tiana, Mirabel, Buzz Lightyear, and Daisy Duck.
The three remaining murals might be obtainable for households to construct collectively at free occasions on July 7-9 close to the LEGO Retailer, Paris; July 14-16 on the Manchester Arndale; and July 27-29 at Pier 17, The Seaport in New York. There may be additionally a chance to create a LEGO fort window on-line at lego.com/castle, or go to an area LEGO retailer to participate in LEGO Disney constructing actions. The 4 full murals will then be displayed at LEGO Home in Billund from Aug. 23.