Pizza to Go
Pizza to Go

Pizza to Go

Hungry upon entering Batuhan, Rhaylf began looking for a tavern and a warm meal. Before he could get to the center of town, his nose lead him off the main road.

“Traveler! Try some pizza.” Noè the proprietor shouted from a counter window.

Rhaylf Orders Pizza
Rhaylf Orders Pizza

“Pizza?” Rhalyf replied, “I have not heard of such pastry, but its smell is agreeable."

“Ay, it is recipe from my homeland, Varlyrio,” Noè explained. “My wife, Melitina, makes the dough and bakes it in the oven, fresh. My son, Federico, even makes deliveries - mostly to the on-duty guards who cannot leave their post over the noon hour. We have made a good life in the three years since we left Illaryian; as Batuhan as grown, so has our business."

Melitina Baking Pizza
Melitina Baking Pizza

Rhalyf laid down some coin and enjoyed some pizza before heading on his way.

Aerial Shot
Aerial Shot

I built this MOC for the Summer Joust 2020’s Every Set Could be a Castle Set category. It is based off of set 6350 Pizza To Go. A comparison can be seen below.

Comparison of my MOC with the original Pizza to Go set
Comparison of my MOC with the original Pizza to Go set

Other Recreations

I found two other MOCs where the Pizza To Go set was restyled in a medieval theme:

Construction

The following images are from the construction of this MOC.

Footprint
Footprint

I first played around with the size of the building. It is a bit larger than the original so that I could use the Tudor style wood frames without making the walls feel too small or cramped.

Base Construction (click to zoom)
Base Construction (click to zoom)

The original set used a light gray plate as the base. I used Jonas Kramm’s cobblestone technique to give it a bit of flair without being too distracting from the build or minifigures. I found Issac’s tutorial very helpful.

Tudor Walls (click to zoom)
Tudor Walls (click to zoom)

The Tudor walls were the bigger challenge. My goal was to have studs up walls half a stud offset from the wooden pillars. I liked the studs up look better than tiles-out for larger walls since the spacing between tiles is much more pronounced than between bricks and plates.

The difficulty came with the came with the corners, especially on the tower, as half-stud offsets collide in the corners. I used sideways panel pieces to get around this, as you can see in the image above. I am pleased with the results.

Angled Roof technique
Angled Roof technique

I wanted a slightly sloped roof, but did not want to use normal corner slope pieces as in the original set. I used 45° wedges both to get around the chimney and for the outer edge. The roof pieces are barely attached using 1x1 round plates.

Donkeys
Donkeys

I created the donkey based on floriangraderbeck’s design. That one is too large for a minifigure scale MOC (middle donkey in the image above) so I reduced the size of body and length of the legs. I kept the head design - it looks terrific. Overall the donkey is still a bit large, but turned out well.

Classic Castle Background

For the box art comparison picture above, I wanted a background similar to the LEGOLAND Castle sets from the 80s. Click on a link below to use them in your creations.

Classic Castle Background Preview
Classic Castle Background Preview

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