Here’s our review on the 43230 Walt Disney Tribute Camera which is now sold in LEGO stores worldwide.
The Disney100 silver sparkles theme is used for the box. This is similar to other Disney100 sets that are being released like the 40622 Brickheadz the Disney 100 Collectible Minifigures Line.
In the box, you’ll get an instruction booklet(in a recyclable paper envelope to prevent folds/creases), a box which contains the film reel of notable Disney films from the past 100 years (as listed in the instructions)
1928 Steamboat Willie
1937 Snow White
1951 Alice in Wonderland
1959 Sleeping Beauty
1963 The Sword in the Stone
1967 The Jungle Book
1973 Robin Hood
1977 The Rescuers
1989 The Little Mermaid
1990 Beauty and the Beast
1994 The Lion King
2009 The Princess and the Frog
In addition, you get 6 bags of LEGO elements which includes 3 window panels decorated to look like film cells from the Disney short “The Old Mill”.
The set is designed primarily by Wes Talbott with graphical element design done by Camilla Thorsted Cording.
We first build the Clapperboard which serves as a stand for the minifigures (we’ll come to that later) as well as the multiplane camera that holds the three layered scene from Walt Disney’s short “The Old Mill” to create the perception of depth from a 2D scene.
Some of the interesting details include the 100 number being made with the double film cannisters, the crank that makes a realistic noise and a realistic looking tripod stand. It’s a shame that none of the mechanisms seen allow the camera to be rotated or tilted. However, we do note that stability of the camera takes precedence and even though the camera wobbles a bit while moving the build, it is always stable.. Some different colouring on the tripod stand gives an illusion of wood grain differences.
The lens opening hood can be moved along the rails to allow an option of three different lenses to be used via a rotatable dial.
There’s also a hidden office for Walt in the body of the camera itself which can be accessed once you swivel the side lens down and open it up. Walt’s doing a bit of sketching there!
MINIFIGURES and ACCESSORIES
The set comes with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and the first LEGO representation of Walt Disney. Mr Disney carries two expression prints, one curious, the other happy. Vintage Mickey and Minnie is unique to this set with light gray prints compared to the similar ones in Steamboat Willie which have silver prints instead.
This is also the first time that we see Dumbo and Bambi in LEGO form. The printing on each beloved Disney animal looks great. Dumbo looks super cute with a smile hidden behind his trunk and decked out in his red frilled neckpiece and yellow hat
Though in the films, the neckpiece is actually yellow striped as well.
Perhaps a limitation of production?
A strong display piece with a minor let down by the lack of camera angle customization though understandably in the name of stability.
FIVE! brand new minifigures provides this set some extra value for collectors as well.
We give this set a 4/5 rating.
The set used for the review was sent to us by The LEGO Group for the purpose of an honest review. Provision of sets do not in any way influence or guarantee a positive review.