40056 Thanksgiving Feast

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The Thanksgiving Parts Pack, sorry, Feast looks to be widely available across the world and not confined to the USA, as Grahame reported earlier in the week. There were none out in the Shepherd's Bush brand store in London yesterday but while there I met up with Jeff from the awesome site BrickPicker.com who had brought one over from the US for me.

As has been pointed out, this really is an excellent parts pack stuffed with food (much like many of us after a Thanksgiving or Christmas feast..) and animals that individually cost a small fortune on sites like BrickOwl.

40056 Thanksgiving Parts PackThe female has a great torso that I think is usually used for historical minifigs. The only thing I'm not so keen on is the man's red trousers. How many men do you know that wear red trousers? Or is there something I don't know about Thanksgiving? :)

Cheers LEGO for a great little polybag!

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By in United States,

I used to have a coworker who consistently came to work with bright red/bright pink/bright orange trousers.
And I'm a teacher.
Yeah.

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By in United States,

...I wear red trousers. In fact, I was planning on wearing them tomorrow! To be fair, they're not quite bright LEGO red — they're almost more of the off-red of some older System and Technic parts (the color Bricklink calls Rust, excluding Duplo parts which are an entirely different "rust" color). Bright Red is probably still a closer match than Dark Red, though.

I was about to say I would never wear my red canvas pants (American terminology, please don't snicker) with a vibrant green sweater like that, but then I realized that I HAVE probably worn them on occasion with my bright green My Little Pony T-shirt, which is hardly any better.

The one thing in this set that makes very little sense to me is the ship-in-a-bottle! I suppose it could just be a bottle of some kind of wine or liquor with a ship as the logo, but the fact that it's printed lengthwise on the bottle kind of throws that off.

You know what would have REALLY completed this set? A little baggie of LEGO Friends kitchen accessories! (http://www.brickset.com/parts/search/?query=93082) Three plates, three sets of cutlery, a casserole dish, and three cupcake cups that could perhaps just as easily be used for little dessert tarts. The skillet, spatula, and mixer would be a little bit out-of-place at the dinner table, but the mixing bowl/measuring cup could be treated as a gravy boat. Alas, I long for the day that those accessories come in more sets... or maybe design a new accessory pack that also includes spoons and cups other than coffee mugs and fancy wine goblets!

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By in United Kingdom,

I look forward to picking up a few of these, although the ship in a bottle is a curious inclusion.

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By in United States,

@CapnRex101 I seriously think that they only included that so as to complete the parts pack necessities. =P I mean, seriously... This is a ridiculous set!

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By in United States,

Maybe it is Ship in a bottle brand wine :)

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By in United States,

Nice review Huw! That is one magnificent parts pack!

...And three sausages, don't rub it in. :-P

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By in Ireland,

My dad always wore these obnoxious red pants every holiday. He loved them so much that when he passed we sent sent them with him. I miss those red pants...

@CapnRex101 must be some obscure reference to the Mayflower? Perhaps a Mayflower centerpiece?

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By in United Kingdom,

@Clan Stonebraker:

Having looked at pictures/sketches etc on Google Images, the ship is most likely a Mayflower reference, though the first sail looks to be in the wrong place.

EDIT: It's a design they first used in the Pirates of The Caribbean line in 2011, so it's probably a Mayflower stand-in:
http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemIn.asp?P=95228pb01&in=S

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By in United States,

Red pants in preparation for ugly Christmas sweater season...

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By in United States,

perhaps that is cutty shark whiskey. it has a ship on the bottle. =) i cant wait to get this set. thanks for the info huw.

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By in Australia,

Maybe he's a Red Ranger and they're all contractually obligated to wear a colour-scheme that matches their superhero colour?

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By in United States,

Neat set! As for the pants, this is what I think happened: The guy forgot to do his laundry and had to borrow some pants from the girl (Not someting to be thankful for) :P :P :P

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By in United States,

People who celebrate thanksgiving don't call them trousers. We call them pants.

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By in United States,

The pants may be due to an unfortunate incident involving the cranberry sauce.
Howard Wolowitz from the American TV show "The Big Bang Theory" is seen in Red trousers fairly often, but his wardrobe is... unique.

I am going to be near the Orlando Lego store over Thanksgiving, so I am definitely going to be snagging up a few of these. I love Lego food pieces... The Dark Brown cat is also a nice touch - it seems to be fairly hard to find (I only have 1 from the Harry Potter board game I scavenged for parts. I also don't get the ship in a bottle, since the non-printed clear version would have been, to me at least, more desirable. It is still a fun part though.

I have also heard trousers used over here , I think it may be an older use (i.e. 40s and 50s) word or a regional dependent choice of words.

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By in United States,

People wear red jeans all the time, I saw three just yesterday. You really should stick with LEGOs and not commenting on fashion.

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By in United Kingdom,

There's a site where photos of people wearing red trousers/pants are posted. Most disparaging. I won't post the URL here because there's a profanity in the name, but it comes up top on a google search for red trousers.

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By in United Kingdom,

On the red pants controversy...perhaps they're a pair of his wife's stretchy maternity pants, allowing the minifig to remain relatively comfortable while his belly expands due to his overindulgence? That's pretty much what Joey did in a Thanksgiving episode of "Friends"!

(Or more logically, someone thought a) green and red go together and b) the Christmassy clothing choices will enable this poly to be used as an expansion to a Christmas scene?)

On the set itself, as mentioned it's a great parts pack, and it's good to get useful minifig torsos I don't already have for very little money! :-)

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By in United Kingdom,

I get the feeling red trousers are a bit of a pseudo-class thing in the UK at the moment at least, a good match with a Jack Wills t-shirt and a Hollister cardigan for well-off hipsters on their way to see a horse-race perhaps. :P

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By in United Kingdom,

@leemcg, thanks for pointing that site out. Clearly they are popular in certain sections of the population!

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By in United States,

@leemcg top post. The only justification for wearing them is going to a fancy dress party as a Classic Space man.

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By in United Kingdom,

There's nothing wrong with a nice pair of red trousers if paired with a decent blue or tweed jacket. Pair them with the jacket from the Detective CMF and see what you are missing out on.

Onto another controversy ... I notice "animals that individually cost a small fortune on sites like BrickOwl." Is Brickset putting itself behind BrickOwl over Bricklink / BrickLink / Brick Link / whatever they want to be called?

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By in United Kingdom,

Nice polybag! Looks even better 'in the flesh'!

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By in United States,

Over here in the States many of us actually call Thanksgiving, "Red-Pants Thursday" and we all put on our finest pairs of bright red corduroy pants. The women put on corsets so as to look like medieval pirates, and then we put together ships in bottles as we dine on our finest sausages. Oh what a great day (I'm just kidding obviously). Maybe the builder for this set just forgot to google Thanksgiving before they started sweeping random parts into the bag.

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By in United States,

I can't be the only one that thinks the two bottles are salt and pepper shakers.

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By in United States,

So the ship on the clear bottle may represent sea salt!

I find that the sausages make little sense, but I am not complaining since I have very few of that part. Soon, I can make a Lego barbeque scene!!

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By in Germany,

The inclusion of the sausages, to me, seems like they needed to include more food than just the turkey, bread, and pie. Some people might have sausage for their Thanksgiving Day meal, but I just see it as included because of the limited food pieces that could be used. Maybe the fish would have been a better option than sausage, first Thanksgiving meal was fish and wild game...

Both minifigs wearing red pants is funny...the guy should have been given tan legs to not match the girl.

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By in United Kingdom,

This set has so many great parts :)

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By in United Kingdom,

The only parts of intrest are the toros and legs cats and food along with the bottles and the gold plate.

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By in United Kingdom,

^So that's most of them then? ;)

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By in United States,

Picked up this set yesterday. It is a weird set. Two bottles and a keg? Man, these two people like to party. It's not quite as creative as the previous seasonal polybags. Red pants, sausages, two cats? This is a crazy set.

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By in United Kingdom,

I fear the Parisian Cafe has just destroyed half the market for this little parts kit. I was thinking I'd quite like all those food pieces etc, and then I noticed you get them all in the cafe anyway.

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By in United States,

I just wish the cats had printed faces. Have they ever released a black cat with a printed face?

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