Dav Pilkey books have been the Kids Graphic Novels with the highest number of sold copies in 2021, with his Dog Man series being his biggest success that year. The latest book with this character, Mothering Heights, sold more than 1.2 million copies in the year of its launch.
Dog Man is read by millions of adults and children around the world, and I think it deserves to have an official LEGO set featuring its main characters, Dog Man and Lil Petey.
Loving both these books and LEGO BrickHeadz, I went ahead and created a set including Dog Man and Lil Petey in its normal outfits as well as their superheroes personas. This is my first attempt at submitting a creation to LEGO IDEAS and I am happy to share it with you!
After the first submission, I’ve decided to make changes to improve it several times, with the addition of dioramas based on some of the books’ covers as displays for the Brickheadz builds.
The Set gives you the possibility of building 4 LEGO Brickheadz:
- The original Dog Man
- His side-kick/frenemy Li’l Petey
- Both of them in their super-hero costumes, as The Bark Knight & Cat Kid
Then, the Set includes now two dioramas to display the characters, that are based on covers from the Dog Man's books.
As the original and super-hero versions of the characters share several parts, this set is intended as a 4-in-2 LEGO Brickheadz. The legs and body of both versions are practically the same, and Li’l Petey’s head shares most of the same pieces in both forms, original and super-hero.
The colours of the skin of the characters are purposedly not reflecting the original comic characters as I tried to use more traditional Brickheadz colours in both cases.
Finally, the dioramas to display the characters are based on two of the series’ covers: the one from the first book for Dog Man and Li’l Petey, while the Bark Knight and Cat Kid are to be displayed in a diorama based on the cover from For Whom the Ball Rolls.
If LEGO would build Dog Man-based sets, I am sure those would be very successful among both children and adults as these graphic novels are having more sold copies than most other comic books, mangas and animes, and what better form to get started that in a LEGO Brickheadz?