Should you’ve been watching season 3 of LEGO Masters on FOX, you recognize Canadian siblings and teammates Dave and Emily Guedes share a love for maple syrup, hockey (they’re all the time sporting purple and white hockey-themed shirts) and the extra apparent — constructing intricate LEGO creations.
However on this week’s episode, airing tomorrow, Oct. 26, we be taught of one other shared ardour — a love for canine — as groups are challenged with first constructing a life-sized canine fully out of LEGOS after which strolling it down a runway on a leash within the first ever LEGO Masters Brickminster Canine Present.
“It was the perfect day of my life!” says Emily, a self-proclaimed Chihuahua lover, canine mother, fosterer and volunteer by means of the BC Chihuahua Rescue.
Emily is delivered to tears — and screams of pleasure — on the sight of a pack of canine, every a unique breed, working towards the contestants.
“My voice reaches a pitch that solely the canine can hear,” she jokes.
Dave explains that when constructing, they tried to seize key options of their particular canine breed just like the eyes, the feel of the fur, the perkiness of the ears, the form of the paws and the swoop of the tail — classes that the judges, together with LEGO Masters host and government producer, actor Will Arnett, take into accounts when selecting which crew created essentially the most correct duplicate of their canine breed.
“We had a problem as a result of our canine was fairly small and we needed to get it fluffy sufficient to seize the fur of the canine and nonetheless preserve it tiny,” Dave says. “It’s laborious to construct gentle fur with LEGO bricks.”
To get their LEGO canine down the runway, Dave selected boat sliders, which ended up wanting like padded pores and skin, to suit underneath the half-an-inch-wide paws. Different groups who have been replicating bigger canine breeds used wheels or tires in between paws.
Emily walked their actual canine, who had sat on her lap for almost all of the multi-hour construct, down the runway. She recollects Brickmaster Jamie joking, “’You guys must have 4 palms constructing LEGO; you possibly can’t simply sit there and pet the canine the entire time.’”
However having canine on set felt pure and comforting to each Emily and Dave, who every have their very own canine at dwelling — Emily a short-haired Chihuahua named Harlow and Dave a rescued Terrier — and who’re sometimes by their sides whereas they construct.
“Neither of us had ever constructed a life-sized canine earlier than, however we all the time needed to,” says Emily. “I liked our construct.”
Who takes dwelling Finest in Present on the Brickminster Canine Present? Discover out tomorrow when the episode airs on FOX.