If you happen to’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 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 utterly 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 most effective day of my life!” says Emily, a self-proclaimed Chihuahua lover, canine mother, fosterer and volunteer by way of the BC Chihuahua Rescue.
Emily is dropped at tears — and screams of pleasure — on the sight of a pack of canine, every a special 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, think about when choosing which staff created probably the most correct reproduction 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 hold it tiny,” Dave says. “It’s laborious to construct tender fur with LEGO bricks.”
To get their LEGO canine down the runway, Dave selected boat sliders, which ended up trying like padded pores and skin, to suit below the half-an-inch-wide paws. Different groups who had 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 remembers Brickmaster Jamie joking, “’You guys have to have 4 palms constructing LEGO; you may’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 usually by their sides whereas they construct.
“Neither of us had ever constructed a life-sized canine earlier than, however we all the time wished to,” says Emily. “I liked our construct.”
Who takes dwelling Greatest in Present on the Brickminster Canine Present? Discover out when the episode airs on FOX.
A sneak peek of episode 5’s furtastic problem when LEGO Masters groups are challenged to copy a canine and stroll it down the runway for Brickmasters Jamie and Amy and host and actor Will Arnett © FOX