We’re back with two more LEGO® dogs to build – a dachshund and a mastiff! (The mastiff could easily pass for whatever large breed you’d like it to be. 🙂 )
I can’t decide which one is cuter.
Our first LEGO® dog post featured a beagle/hound type dog and a Westie. You can see those dogs here: LEGO Dogs to Build.
Ready to build? Here’s how to build the dachshund:
Step 1: Start with a flat 2 x 3 brick.
Step 2: Add a flat 2 x 4 brick and a 2 x 1 flat brick with one stud on top. The black brick will be the nose.
Step 3: This step could be a 2 x 2 flat brick – we just couldn’t find one!
Step 4: Build up the nose with four 1 x 1 sloped bricks.
Step 5: Add a flat 2 x 4 brick and a 2 x 2 brick.
Step 6: Find four 1 x 1 bricks with studs on one side. Two are for the eyes, and the other two will hold the ears.
Step 7: Add a 2 x 4 flat brick on top of the eyes and build up the top of the head as shown.
Step 8: Turn the head over and add two 2 x 1 inverse slope bricks.
Step 9: Stack the three pieces shown below. Stick them between the two inverse slope bricks under the head.
Step 10: Add the ears. We liked the look of black ears, but brown would also be fine.
Step 11: Start building the body.
Step 12: Build the underside of the body as shown.
Step 13: Build the legs. The top two are back legs and the bottom two are front legs.
Step 14: Flip over the body and add the legs.
Step 15: Add slope bricks on the top of the body. I used a one stud piece as a place to add the tail.
Put on the head and add the tail, and the dachshund is finished!
One more view:
How to Build the Mastiff:
Since our week unfortunately included one child with a sinus infection, one child with a skin infection, and three with hand, foot, and mouth virus, plus our always-busy toddler, I was not able to take step-by-step photos for the mastiff. I did, however, take views of all sides so that you can hopefully figure out how to make it.
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