A lot of new LEGO sets became available today and included in that list is the Valentines Cupid Dog (40201). As you can see, LEGO has gone back to the 2014 creature designs instead of continuing with the vignettes from last year. This set contains 150 pieces and retails or $9.99. The contents of the box include two un-numbered bags and a small instruction booklet.
The build is very simple and much like the previous characters, you start with the lower torso and legs. After that, you build up the rest of the torso and arms followed by the head. The legs are still on hinges while the arms are on ball joints so there’s more articulation. The head is on a swivel and the ears are also on a ball joint. You can also see its tongue sticking out a little. Finally, the tail is able to swing around on a TECHNIC pin. The accessories included with the the dog is a little brick-built candy heart and a bow and arrow. You also see on the torso that it’s wearing a red bowtie made out of cheese slopes.
Overall, the Valentines Cupid Dog (40201) is a slight upgrade over the 2014 Valentine’s Day Teddy Bear (40085) but mainly because of the articulation it has. However, it is a slight downgrade from the Valentine’s Day Dinner (40120) vignette that we got last year since it was pretty much perfect. I don’t have any cons for the Cupid Dog but it’s not as cute as the Teddy Bear.
Also as I reported earlier today, we’ll be getting the Easter Chick (40202) as the next Seasonal set and it’ll most likely be available late February/beginning March.