Amusement Park Hot Dog Van is LEGO set 41129-1. It has a score of 84. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 0 reviews, based on 7 scored reviews and 9 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 33.05% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2016, and it is categorised in Friends.
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Cool set from the "Amusement Park" collection that's part of the Lego "Friends" line. The hot dog costume is fun, that hot dog van was a neat build that took enough time to really make it worth buying, even before play value is considered. It was really cool to watch it come together! I like the details - little hot dogs in buns the minifigures can actually hold, ketchup and mustard dispensers, a tiny grill - and we don't have anything else like it in our growing Lego collection. Truly a unique piece!
I love this set! It's such a bizarre idea for a LEGO set, a giant hotdog on wheels but the execution is perfect! I adore this van! It's great to see hot dog buns be introduced finally too. The awning really sets the location of the set and it somehow makes a giant hotdog on wheels realistic. I love the addition of lights underneath too! I think the cash register should've been facing in, but that's only a nitpick. The counter for the hot dog area is large and long, so you can add a condiment to your hotdog while another mini doll orders. The counter of the van is also low down, I know a few people who hated the LEGO Movie's ice cream truck for having a counter so high up. I'm not fond of the bottom floor of the van its kind of a mitch match of colours, though it's not really noticeable from the outside, but when your cooking some of the sausages you'll notice! The grill itself is really simple though I don't think an intricate build was necessary either. The seats inside the van are white, which fit fine in my opinion. There isn't a door to the van just a ladder that can be lowered down to allow a passenger or "chef" in. Speaking of the ladder it leads up to the roof, which looks like a tiny little diner. I adore the side builds too. The hot dog sign isn't really a build, but it is still nice and I love the use of neon lights. The chairs are also really simple, but upside down building is such a joy for me. :P The mirror is also nice, I like how it's applied onto a curved brick. If your like me and your not good at applying stickers, here it looks better if the mirror is crooked..funhouse mirrors! The camera is an okay build, I'm not sure about those colours. I do like how it's an old school camera and they didn't just use a phone. I love the sticker for the photo, it's fantastic! The carnival cut out is so simple, but so effective! You just put your mini dolls on the studs behind the wall and have them face the camera. These carnival cut outs are really common in real life, so it's a treat to finally get one in LEGO. I know the build is nearly non existent but the sticker is just so darn perfect! I love the use of a sailor and a mermaid as now it can work on beach or peer related MOCs too! I can't get enough of this and I'm sixteen!, I can only imagine what the kids who play with this are thinking! I really like the mini dolls in this set. It's the only amusement park set with interesting figures. Stephanie's head, hair and legs are not new. Her legs are now dual moulded! Strangely Nate's aren't, it's weird that they're making around half of the mini doll leg pieces dual moulded and leaving the rest even the new ones. I love how they brought back her sun visor piece, I'm sick of the gang's regular hair at this point. :P It would've been great to see the visor be recoloured but we can't have everything. I really like her employee torso, it's simplistic but still unique. Nate is basically Noah with a different hairpiece and new legs. The new trouser mould features pockets at the ankles and on the bottom. I'm not sure what the purpose of ankle pockets are, but then again my skirts don't have pockets so I don't use pockets in general. :P The hot dog suit is a lovely inclusion, but unfortunately it doesn't fit around Nate's mouth. There is somewhat a benefit to this as you can exaggerate how it's hard to speak and breath in those heavy suits. It is strange there's no customer, but I guess Nate can double up. The hot dog suit is really just a bonus.
41129 Amusement Park Hot Dog Van was reviewed in issue 23 of Blocks Magazine.
Overall I love this set and can't wait to change the colour palette and experiment a little.
The LEGO Friends Amusement Park Hot Dog Van is uniquely designed in the shape of a hot dog in a hot dog bun and is whimsical and colorful, which kids will love. The accessories bring the hot dog van and amusement park scene to life, and kids will have a fantastic time building and playing with this set. It is perfect for imaginative play.
I found the actual design to be a little weak, and I will modify mine structurally and aesthetically before adding it to my city. I don't like mini-dolls, but for those who do, these ones seem well designed. I do like that their hair pieces can be used on regular Minifigures too.
I think I picked this set for reviewing purposes wisely, I followed my instincts and am clearly not disappointed. I am not sure I ever build sets as a child, since I used to like really small Fabuland sets, with just a figurine or two. Maybe my older brother used to build them for me, or my dad. I used to like mixing B-dolls with Play-billy and LEGO. This particular set has full recycling into something else potential as well as room for imagination if keeping it as is.