With Halloween just around the corner, now's a good time to review this year's Halloween set, 40055, Pumpkin.
LEGO has made various pumpkins over the years, ever since orange bricks and plates started to become available in 2000. This one, however, is not their best effort and doesn't really have much going for it at all.
For a start, it's square: there's been no attempt to round the corners other than on the top. I know it's difficult at this scale but I'm sure some SNOT techniques, maybe something similar to a Lowell Sphere could have been used.
Secondly, the parts are all different shades of orange and it really shows: the plates are one shade, the bricks another. The 2x2 slopes come in both shades as you can see from this photo.
So, it's not a good model, or a good parts pack, so is one strictly for the polybag completist to leave in their collection unopened.
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