Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Toy Story 2: Lego Pizza Planet Truck

lego pizza planet

You're probably here because you're, and I'm guessing here, a Pixar fan; and if you're a Pixar fan you most likely know of the famous Pixar Pizza Planet truck "Easter egg". If you're not aware of what I'm referring to, I'll give you a quick overview.

It all started with the original Toy Story, where the now famous and iconic Pizza Planet delivery truck made its first appearance and played a significant role in the film. Ever since then, the truck has made very brief background cameo appearances (usually pretty hidden, why it's known as an "Easter egg") in almost every Pixar film to date- all except The Incredibles for whatever reason. It's now almost like a game, where Disney/Pixar fans try to search for the truck's appearance in every new release from the studio. To see where it shows up in each film, check out the Pizza Planet Truck Pixar Wiki Page.

Ultimately, the truck has become a pretty instantly recognizable Pixar icon (much like the Luxo ball) that people associate with the studio. Because of this, I thought it would be most essential to have it represented in my collection; and what's cooler than one made out of Legos!?

lego pizza planet truck

This "Pizza Planet Truck Rescue" set (#7598) was released on May 1st, 2010 under the Toy Story 3 banner (even though this set is based off the classic scene in Toy Story 2). For some unknown reason, I didn't get this set when it was released; but seeing it online recently made me realize how much I missed out on such a great product. I had mentioned it briefly (in passing) to my mom a couple months back and, of course, she had to go ahead and surprise me with it for my birthday this year!

The set originally retailed for $39.99 and contains 225 pieces (including four mini figures- Rex, Buzz, Ham and an Alien). It took me just about an hour to put it together.

Check it out all assembled!

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lego pizza planet

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Some features include: 
  • Opening doors
  • Opening hood
  • Opening hatch on roof 
  • Pizza launcher (place six pizzas under the hood; pull back launcher on back to send them flying)
Though this set isn't in production anymore, you can always find it on the online second hand market. Be sure to check out eBay or Amazon (using the direct link below) if you're interested in adding this to your collection. Thanks for dropping by!

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