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If you still have the Frozen song “Let It Go” bouncing around your brain from your kids wailing it at the top of their lungs on that last road trip, you have a bendy-limbed, whistling mouse to thank. The craze that is all things Disney today stemmed from a simple black-and-white cartoon known as ‘Steamboat Willie’ back in 1928. The iconic cartoon became the most popular one of its time and marked a first for a cartoon with synchronized sound. Now, LEGO has released a set known as LEGO Ideas 21317 Steamboat Willie with 751 black, white, and grey pieces and three minifigures to commemorate the landmark animated short film. The little paddle steamer comes with steam stacks, rotating paddle wheel, working winch, and even a little liferaft with a mouse head silhouette. The set will go on sale online and in LEGO stores on April 1st for $89.99. It’s a great modern interpretation of a pioneering piece of animation. We love the fact that the oversized two-button pants have stayed with the little guy for almost a century.

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As much as we love watches with dozens of complications and functions, there’s something to be said for a simple and understated design. The Nixon Patrol watch is a modern interpretation of classic designs that has everything you need and nothing you don’t. Made with a no-nonsense 42mm stainless case, a rock-solid Miyota quartz movement and a stainless 3-link bracelet, it’s as clean and slim as it is durable and attractive. Add in the bold indices on the face to complete the sleek and stylish look. This is the watch for the makers and doers.