Tag Archives: Dachshund

Get a piping hot dog at the corner food truck

The food truck revolution has made lunch a lot more tasty for millions of office workers in cities all over the world. LEGO 7 brings us a delicious LEGO version of a hot dog truck, complete with brick-built lettering and a noble dachshund statue gracing its roof.

Hot Dogs Food Truck

See more photos and details of this excellent LEGO food truck

Everybody loves a wiener

2018 is the Year of the Dog, so I’ve been enjoying all the extra LEGO creations inspired by our canine best friends. There are even couple new dog-themed LEGO sets, like 30542 Cute Pug and the upcoming 40235 Year of the Dog, which seems to depict a Shiba Inu. Taiwanese builder ZiO Chao has captured the quirky personality of the miniature dachshund with this black and tan beauty.

Dachshund

ZiO has built an unmodified male dachshund, as this view of his business end illustrates. That tail looks ready for the show ring!

Dachshund

(Title shamelessly borrowed from one of my favorite new T-shirts, courtesy artist Gemma Correll.)

Waldi the dachshund from the 1972 Munich Olympics

The Olympic Games of 1972 in Munich, Germany were the first to feature a mascot. Waldi the dachshund was designed by graphic designer Otl Aicher, who modeled Waldi after a real-life doxie named Cherie von Birkenhof. Even in this simple but excellent LEGO version of Waldi by umamen, you can see the attributes of resistance, tenacity, and agility.

LEGO: 1972 Munich Olympic mascot WALDI

Classic LEGO set 212 in Miniland scale, with bonus dachshund

aurore&aube‘s favorite set of all time is the small 1976 set 212 Scooter. He celebrates this classic set by recreating it in Miniland scale. My favorite detail, though, is the extra black-and-tan dachshund that aurore&aube included. Making small-scale LEGO animals is especially challenging, though aurore&aube is no stranger to excellent LEGO creatures. The dachshund stands in an expressive pose, as though he’s about to start barking at the passing scooter.

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