Okay, I haven’t smiled from a polybag build in a long time. Today’s set, 30356 Hot Dog Stand, had me grinning though.

It’s got a hot dog stand, a hot dog chef, and a trash can. The trash can is only there to beef up the set a bit. It could have easily not been included and the set would have been just fine.

The chef is nothing to write home about. ‘Tis unique but that’s not why we’re here.

It’s the cart. It’s got a hot dog, a grilling area, and ketchup and mustard dispensers.

The two different sized wheels are a really nice touch, especially the big ones.

The other side has a mount for the umbrella. The hot dog on top of the umbrella is a nice touch, like a cherry on top, but instead of a cherry it’s a hot dog.

But the real magic of this set is right here. There’s a gear that rubs against the front wheels. And once you vroom-vroom the hot dog cart, the umbrella spins!

I totally love this gimmick.

Does It Suck or Does It Rock?


This set rocks! I love this set. The spinning umbrella is such a simple gimmick, it’s pretty satisfying to just rock it back and forth and watch the hot dog atop the umbrella spin.


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