Pizza To Go (us)
Pizza a emporter (fr)
Pizza Para Llevar (es)
Special Features / Compatibility
Scale: Minifigure scale
Errors: Misprinted normal smile face on the delivery man head
|Ratings:||Set: Excellent||Models: Excellent||Playability: Excellent|
The Pizza to Go is a little pizza storefront for LEGOLand Town. The white with red trim building has a small table w/umbrella and service counter up front, and a pizza oven and other neat features in the back. There’s a tap and a small counter to facilitate the making of pizzas. The structure is basically a stand and a small tower, with a decorative arch and roofs.
Done in a very pretty architecture style, much like the buildings you keep seeing in amusement parks, or in more touristy parts of the world, my girlfriend commented that it looks sort of like a Taco Bell.
This set includes a small delivery truck. It’s much like a postal truck, where the operator can stand in the doorway (there is no door though) or sit in the seat. In the back are slots for pizzas, with a nice door made from the older shuttered window part.
You also get three minifigures. A cook, complete with Chef Boyardee-esque attire and puffy chef hat, plus a funny moustached face which is amusingly appropriate, the sort of stereotype you expect to work at the pizza stand. A delivery man, with overalls, white cap, and normal face, and a woman, with odd top (some sort of strapless bodice for a dress, yet no skirt) and an absolutely ugly face (red lips and large eyelashes). She has the nice black ponytail hair piece.
As a set, I’d have to say it’s not too great a value at first look. The models are small, and a lot of the pieces you don’t see from the box. But I think we should all buy this set to tell LEGO that we need less Race and Rescue sets and more general sets and buildings. I am thinking of buying another if on sale to make the pizza place larger, and maybe with a few seats, to fit an “island block” part of a road plates. I might even use some spare pieces.
Some notes about the box: One of the alternate settings is of a car show display, with pizzas around a new car. And the woman is sort of sprawled on top. I found that disturbing, and even if it’s on the back of the box, kids are gonna think women just sit on cars all day. More to add to my dislike of the female figure in this set.
Another thing I noticed about the Pizza to Go: The pizza pieces, 2x2 round tiles, do not fit in the trashcan! That means LEGO is saying we shouldn't waste food. Wow, a moral in piece design!
However, as a set, as in a collection of playthings, Pizza To Go is really expensive for what you get. I have to say, if it were not for the price that I got it for, I probably would have put off buying it even longer.
But other than that, I’m pretty happy. Not “MetroLiner happy”, but, that’s a $270 set as opposed to a $22 set.
A friend drew a funny cartoon of a Pizza To Go truck being pulled over by a LEGO policeman on a motorcycle for speeding a pizza to it’s purchaser. To me, that’s indicative of the compatibility of this set with other Town sets.
Big pluses include the cool building, the arch/tower/roofs, the pizza oven, the pizza chef, his hat :) the ponytail hair etc. The little truck is certainly very cute, and I like the innovative door frame where one can stand a figure, and the back door to put the pizzas. Overall, a well designed set.
Other likes are the stickers, they’re decorative, and while they do cover multiple pieces, the pair of white 1x8 bricks that are covered by the main sign are not integral to the frame (this has fallen off in my hand four times since building it) That means you can reuse this “sign” piece in a larger pizzeria later, or even as a billboard. That lessens the impact of covering multiple pieces, at least for the building.
For a set with 142 pieces, Pizza to Go has a lot of nifty specialized parts, and the rest are all basic bricks. Wow! What a combination! Normal pieces and special ones that are useful? We haven't seen that in a while.
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|Calum Tsangfirstname.lastname@example.org||http://www.io.org/~tsangc/lego.html||Town / Trains / Boats / DACTA|
Look, the pizzeria is on my nightstand next to my alarm clock. Why bother trying to convince you guys that I want to fit it into my town? :)
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