In the 1960s Fisher-Price first began selling Lil Snoopy, a dog pull toy that allowed children as young as toddler-aged to pretend to walk a dog. The wooden canine was on wheels and came with a string. It was pretty simple (and small), but it was beloved by generations, and the company has updated the design (but not the technology) to date.
If you're looking for a touch of that nostalgia but. mixed with something a more complex in a modern way, look no further than the fifth episode of the third season of LEGO Masters, on which the remaining contestants are tasked with creating life-size, realistic replicas of real dogs that run onto the set for a very special episode. Metacritic has an exclusive sneak peek at the episode, and one very special build, below.
Inspired by the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the contestants have to build LEGO dogs that are worthy of such a competition (here called the Brickminster Dog Show, of course), and they have to be able to move down a short walkway to the judges' panel. Whether they use Technic, hidden wheels (because the builds have to be realistic, remember, and paws are not wheels), or just smooth feet pieces so the build slides easily is up to each individual team, but, as you can see from the clip that features influencers Nick and Stacey, and Pippin the Corgi, everyone is in it to win it, capturing the most important details of their dogs.
In addition to Nick and Stacey, the remaining teams in the competition, who will all have a unique dog breed to capture in the medium of LEGO, are firefighters Stephen and Stephen, mother and son Emily and Liam, new season addition Tik Tokers Dom and Ethan, siblings Dave and Emily, brothers Brendan and Greg, friends Jon and Xavier, moms Erin and Liz, and doctors Austin and Justin.
LEGO Masters is hosted by Will Arnett and features LEGO's own Jamie Berard and Amy Corbett as Brickmasters, aka judges. The series has a Metascore of 71, airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on Fox and streams next-day