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Sausage Facts!

paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,947
edited December 2015 in Everything else LEGO


Some people struggle to admit it, but the red sausage element is everyone's favourite part. I mean, just look at it - it's so simple, but just like a real sausage, it brings endless joy.

So without further ado, let's delve into some obscure sausage facts!

Highest sausage density

The highest ratio of sausages to parts can be found in #4455 Hotdog Girl, which is a polybag from the 2002 World Cup. There are only 6 parts in this polybag, and one of them is a sausage, so this set is literally more than 16% sausage. Lucky girl. The set builds a girl holding a sausage and some money. If it weren't for the title of this set, I'd have to wonder what on Earth is going on there.



The next highest ratio can be found in another polybag, #30072 Woody's Camp Out. Obviously, no camp out is complete without a helping of sausage, and one of the 18 parts is just that.



Largest sausage-containing set

The largest set to contain a sausage is #71006 The Simpsons House.
Although this contains a total of 3 sausages, the sausage factor is diluted to only 0.12% by virtue of the huge number of other parts.

Largest number of sausages in one set

#71016 Kwik-E-Mart contains the largest number of sausages (a total of 4!).  They can be found in the most obvious location - inside the hot dog machine.

Hidden sausages

But this is where it gets interesting: Nobody knows why there is a sausage in #75014 Battle of Hoth. It is hidden away in a box, and the set's description suggests it might be a weapon or a tool rather than an item of food: "Accessories include shovel, pickaxe and a sausage".

I urge you not to think too long and hard about why there is a sausage in the Battle of Hoth, as it has a tendency to bring out some of the wurst puns.

Meat and two veg

#79003 An Unexpected Gathering gets an honourable mention for including a sausage and an accompanying pair of red cherries. Hmm, I don't know why I thought this should deserve an honourable mention now. Anyway, it also contains a pair of carrots if you want a different kind of meat and two veg.

Advent sausages

Two different Lego City advent calendars have included sausages. No other advent calendar has ever contained one - not even the Star Wars ones, which further adds to the mystery of how a poor defenceless sausage managed to stray into the Battle of Hoth.

The first advent sausage appeared in the 2010 version of the Lego City calendar (#2824), but the 2013 calendar (#60024) contained two sausages! One of them is pictured being held by a fireman, who is holding a fire extinguisher in his other hand. Clearly it must be some kind of special extra spicy sausage.

Oldest sausage

The first set to contain a sausage (a pair of them, in fact) was a Scala themed set from 2000: #3150 Puppy Playground. If this sausage were a person, it would almost be old enough to vote in some countries. If this sausage were not a person, it would just be a sausage.

Unsafe-to-eat sausages

The classic red sausage element has only been seen in the wild in two different colours.

The 2004 Belville set, #5940 Doll House, contained three nougat coloured sausages.
You can say what you want about Belville, but at least it brought us this little gem:

It was never used in any other set, and I still can't think why it was immediately dickontinued.

A pair of black sausages appeared in a single Atlantis set in 2011: #7984 Deep Sea Raider. Rather than representing a burnt sausage (which, let's face it, would actually be quite realistic for the many sets containing barbecues), the two sausages actually serve a functional purpose: they form the curved arm that protects the raider's glass cockpit from being damaged.

I'm all worn out from thinking too much about sausages now. What other obscure sausage facts have I missed out?!

Happy new year! :)

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Comments

  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    paul_merton said:

    The first set to contain a sausage (a pair of them, in fact) was a Scala themed set from 2000: #3150 Puppy Playground.
    Three Scala sets from 1998 had sausages - #3110, #3115 and #3205.
    paul_merton said:

    The 2004 Belville set, #5940 Doll House, contained three nougat coloured sausages.

    It was never used in any other set, and I still can't think why it was immediately dickontinued.
    Half a dozen sets had nougat sausages - including #4462 which had a red one as well. It was around for at least five years.
    catwrangler
  • tallblocktootallblocktoo CanadaMember Posts: 494
    Was there not also a sausage hidden on the floor beside the counter in the Kwik-E-Mart?
    catwranglerkiki180703CaptainLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,721
    Nougat sausage is very confusing to me.  

    I suddenly want bacon-wrapped Three Musketeers bar...
    kiki180703catwranglertallblocktoogmonkey76khmellymelAndorGoldchains
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,947
    TigerMoth said:
    paul_merton said:

    The first set to contain a sausage (a pair of them, in fact) was a Scala themed set from 2000: #3150 Puppy Playground.
    Three Scala sets from 1998 had sausages - #3110, #3115 and #3205.
    paul_merton said:

    The 2004 Belville set, #5940 Doll House, contained three nougat coloured sausages.

    It was never used in any other set, and I still can't think why it was immediately dickontinued.
    Half a dozen sets had nougat sausages - including #4462 which had a red one as well. It was around for at least five years.
    Well there we go then, I did wonder whether the Brickset database might be missing some parts lists for older sets.
     
    But don't let the truth get in the way of a good sausage fact!
    ShibGothamConstructionCokiki180703Salamalex
  • ctx1769ctx1769 ukMember Posts: 7
    Hmmm sausages for breakfast :)
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    paul_merton said:

    Well there we go then, I did wonder whether the Brickset database might be missing some parts lists for older sets.
    Particularly for older sets, the Brickset database only contains parts which TLG chose to make available as replacements for missing ones; they aren't inventories. Even where a list for a particular set is available, it's often not complete.
    SumoLegokiki180703
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,947
    It looks like #60117 Van & Caravan might be the first 2016 set to include a sausage (a pair of them, no less).
    Salamalexkiki180703
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 994
    now i need to get the sausage dude minifig
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,404
    edited January 2016
    Hmmm, I seem to remember Double Decker Couch includes sausage. 

    Nice wheel arch on your teeny Ferrari...

    kiki180703SumoLegotallblocktooLegoKipkhmellymelMynattTheBigLegoskiCaptainLegomafon
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,253
    isn't TLG making a hot dog stand? looks like they thought of us.
  • TkattTkatt MNMember Posts: 321
    Minifigs will have another way to enjoy their sausages soon, there is a bun element in one of the upcoming Angry Birds set. 

    tallblocktookiki180703CaptainLego
  • tallblocktootallblocktoo CanadaMember Posts: 494
    Maybe we will see them used as ammo in Nexo Knights.  Ultimate Clay uses bananas in his set.  
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,784
    AllBrick said:
    Hmmm, I seem to remember Double Decker Couch includes sausage. 

    Nice wheel arch on your teeny Ferrari...


    Does that mean it is a teeny weeny?
    tallblocktooAllBrickkiki180703SumoLego
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,404
    AllBrick said:
    Hmmm, I seem to remember Double Decker Couch includes sausage. 

    Nice wheel arch on your teeny Ferrari...


    Does that mean it is a teeny weeny?
    Beat me to it.
  • RebelegoRebelego Georgia, USAMember Posts: 171
  • Thecollector123Thecollector123 United States Member Posts: 67
    Nuff said...
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,508
    It has already been said.
    Bumblepantskiki180703Mynatt
  • sklambsklamb speaker of American EnglishMember Posts: 478
    Bears repetition, though!
  • NeilCrosbyNeilCrosby United KingdomMember Posts: 77
    And Deadpool also loves sausages. I'd like to imagine that this is a deliberate reference to the overabundance of sausage around the Lego universe. That would make me very happy.

    STfGKAj

    via http://brickfanatics.co.uk/lego-deadpool-movie-spoilers-spoof-sets/
    khmellymel
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,732
    Sausages have now become, for me, the Lego equivalent of those pickled gherkins that used to be hidden in random places in Richard Scarry's artwork!
    Bumblepantskiki180703NeilCrosby
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    Just looked on Lego.com and thought of you @paul_merton ;
    SumoLegokiki180703klatu003TheBigLegoskiCaptainLego
  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca H-Town, USAMember Posts: 503
    Huw said:
    Excellent article, if I'd read it in a timely manner I may well have republished on the home page; I may still do :-)
    DO IT!!! Seriously, I was chuckling rather hard at this porcine product-filled post! It is rare to find such continuous comedy about Lego (I attempted it in my epic farce, BORNICLE, years ago), so it should be front-paged to let the Internet know what we AFOLs truly care about when it comes to the world's greatest toy.

    How much you want to bet that sausage was one of Ole Kirk's, Gotfried's, or Kjeld's favorite foods? For research while designing the part, did the Lego design team travel across Europe, photographing and sampling sausage of every kind to find the perfect one to immortalize in Lego? So many questions, the mind boggles! Maybe someone on the Inside Tour in May will know...
    catwranglerkiki180703tallblocktooCaptainLego
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,947
    So it turns out that Volkswagen sold more sausages than cars in 2015. 
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/vw-volkswagen-currywurst-sausages-emissions-scandal-a6883751.html

    I therefore find it disappointing that there is not a single sausage in #10220 Volkswagen T1 Camper Van :(

    BumblepantsAllBrickkiki180703
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,404
    edited February 2016
    Gah, you beat me to the VW sos factoid @paul_merton

    I did have a joke about sausages, I won't tell it though, it's the wurst.
    Calvkiki180703tallblocktoo
  • monstblitzmonstblitz Alexandria, VAMember Posts: 591
    SumoLego said:
    Nougat sausage is very confusing to me.  

    I suddenly want bacon-wrapped Three Musketeers bar...
    I know I'm way late with this comment Sumo, but being where you hail from you should have arrived long ago at the conclusion that the nougat colored sausages are Zweigles White Hots!!!
    SumoLego
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,180
    Well if sausages excite ya'll this much, check out the tip of the needles they package with Lego medical staff.  The tip has a bellish head. Now...where can you stick that thing in?
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    Perhaps you'll tell us?

    But forget the needle; that's a B-I-G syringe. Perhaps it's used for filling sausage skins.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    So it turns out that Volkswagen sold more sausages than cars in 2015. 
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/vw-volkswagen-currywurst-sausages-emissions-scandal-a6883751.html

    I therefore find it disappointing that there is not a single sausage in #10220 Volkswagen T1 Camper Van :(

    If everyone was eating those sausages, it's quite clear what kind of "emissions" problem VW was experiencing.
    SumoLegoAllBrick
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,180
    TigerMoth said:
    Perhaps you'll tell us?

    But forget the needle; that's a B-I-G syringe. Perhaps it's used for filling sausage skins.
    Perhaps you're right.....

    I'll tell you this though, if I ever found myself going 1-on-1 with that succubus Lavaria from the NexoKnights line(range...whatever :P), I'd rather take her on with a Lego syringe then one of those bulky neon shields. Hmmm.....now that I have thought about it....perhaps thats why  Aaron has bananas in his arsenal of weapons(Like....seriously, were the Lego designers 'inspired' by some random Hentai when fleshing out this theme?)
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,721
    SumoLego said:
    Nougat sausage is very confusing to me.  

    I suddenly want bacon-wrapped Three Musketeers bar...
    I know I'm way late with this comment Sumo, but being where you hail from you should have arrived long ago at the conclusion that the nougat colored sausages are Zweigles White Hots!!!
    Yes, that had occurred to me.  But a bacon-wrapped Three Musketeers bar sounded funnier.

    I'm a bigger fan of the foot-long Ted's Hotdogs with some wings from Duff's.
    monstblitzluckyruss
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,947
    After a nice little holiday, it was a pleasant surprise to see some of these facts oozing out onto the front page of the main site!

    Lest you were also on holiday and nearly missed it: http://brickset.com/article/19694/hot-dogs!
    tallblocktooAllBrickricecakegmonkey76kiki180703
  • jigglypuffjigglypuff Member Posts: 28
    edited March 2016
    And this Paradisa set has a printed sausage with some fries:
    http://brickset.com/sets/6414-1/Dolphin-Point


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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,721
    Is there a sausage sticker I can complain about?
    gmonkey76kiki180703
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,402
    ^ Your dream set of a fire station with helicopter and helipad and sausages comes along and you still want to complain?
    SumoLegokiki180703pharmjodThe_Mad_Vulcan
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,721
    ^ No lighthouse.
    gmonkey76kiki180703Mynatt
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,732
    edited March 2016
    If we ever get a theme based in classical antiquity, I wonder if the people who've wanted that for years would be overjoyed or frustrated if the big set turned out to be the Pharos...
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,784
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,721
    There really needs to be a serious prohibition on grills in Lego City.
    Mynatt
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    You can't do that - there wouldn't be a need for a fire department, and that's big business for TLG.
    SumoLegoMynattstlux
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,721
    There seem to be lots of petroleum fires.
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,947
    For the next 4 weeks, every page on Brickset will have a sausage at the top! http://brickset.com/article/20065/brickset-banner-competition-results.
    catwranglerMynattkiki180703
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,784
    Batsausage!
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,389
    Yes, cool, isn't it :)
    Mynattkiki180703
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,253
    though it's not black or very very dark gray
    Bosstone100
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