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The Dog Magnet

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The above-ground fire hydrant has a well-earned reputation for attracting dogs. Trees and posts are popular marking targets, but nothing can compare to the allure of a fire hydrant. No dog can resist its spell. When humans created the fire hydrant they unwittingly created the ultimate Dog Magnet.

When I began experimenting with LEGO this year I was fascinated with the creation of tiny animals. I designed several. When the idea popped into my head of having a fire hydrant as a focal point for a group of my dogs I felt that I had the context as well as the content for a submission to LEGO Ideas. Thus was born The Dog Magnet - a build that not only showcases tiny dogs but also contains a spark of humour.

This build comes with two suggested layouts:
  • Several dogs are staring, mesmerized, at a newly-installed hydrant in their play area
  • Dogs are engaged in their morning business of reading the local message board, leaving their own comments, and then heading off to play or attend to other duties

Cast of characters:
  • The Fire Hydrant
  • Border Collie
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Poodle
  • Greyhound
  • Dobermann Pinscher
  • Golden Retriever

As a LEGO set, The Dog Magnet would be very popular with those who adore tiny brick built animals (and I believe there are many such persons of all ages). Ranging as it does from very basic to slightly more advanced techniques it would supply creative inspiration for people of all skill levels to branch out and design their own breeds of choice. Additionally, it would be a great whimsical, inexpensive gift that could be used for play or display or a conversation piece at home or in the office.

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