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Postby Barbapple » Sat Feb 14, 2004 5:16 am

the name speaks for itself. Post your dragon, and leave comments on other people's little monsters

Here is mine
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/barba ... dragon.jpg
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Postby caesar2164 » Sat Feb 14, 2004 7:24 pm

I haven't made one yet :(

Good idea though. :)

Where's Anthony with his Dragons? :D
Now where did I put that Brick separator?

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Postby SavaTheAggie » Sun Feb 15, 2004 4:43 am

Well I suppose if we're talking Dragons, I'm supposed to chime in, right?

Here it goes:

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Dracolich - undead dragon
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=23896


The Juvenile Dragon
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=17962

The original four dragons
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=8632

The new and improved Formeathan 2.0
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=47153

And why not, the Dragon temple
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=33378

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Postby the_great_one » Sun Feb 15, 2004 1:04 pm

Anthony----- SWEET!!!!
your dragons are great! how did you make them? i love the size and detail of them. Look at poor old Garalt, so small....
I especially like Dracolich!


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Postby Lord_Of_The_LEGO » Mon Feb 16, 2004 2:19 pm

He ain't done yet, but here's the beginings of a dragon for a future MOC of mine:

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/lordofthelego/Misc/dragon.jpg
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Postby Dragon Master » Mon Feb 16, 2004 8:36 pm

SavaTheAggie wrote:Well I suppose if we're talking Dragons, I'm supposed to chime in, right?

Here it goes:

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Dracolich - undead dragon
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=23896


The Juvenile Dragon
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=17962

The original four dragons
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=8632

The new and improved Formeathan 2.0
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=47153

And why not, the Dragon temple
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=33378

--Anthony


Anthony, those are impossibly cool! My little black and green dragons fly away in fear.

Just a question though. How does one begin such a daunting task of constructing a mammoth like that?

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Postby Bruce N H » Mon Feb 16, 2004 8:43 pm

LotL,

I really like the head design you have there. What's it look like from the front? Is it all 1 stud thick?

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Postby Lord_Of_The_LEGO » Tue Feb 17, 2004 2:24 pm

Bruce N H wrote:I really like the head design you have there. What's it look like from the front? Is it all 1 stud thick?



Thanks! :D

Yes, the head is only one stud thick, which make's its head look very narrow from the front. I'll probally save this design for another dragon; after I built the body I found out the head is too small! :roll:
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Postby Barbapple » Tue Feb 17, 2004 3:04 pm

All these Dragons are lookin' great! I have one question....
Anthony, how do you attach the wings to your dragons?
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Postby SavaTheAggie » Sat Feb 21, 2004 10:01 am

the_great_one wrote:Anthony----- SWEET!!!!
your dragons are great! how did you make them? i love the size and detail of them. Look at poor old Garalt, so small....
I especially like Dracolich!


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Thanks much! I go into a little detail on how they were built on my website, under the dragons section.

www.ikros.net

Dragon Master wrote:Anthony, those are impossibly cool! My little black and green dragons fly away in fear.

Just a question though. How does one begin such a daunting task of constructing a mammoth like that?

DM


Scatter like flies, you puny things!

Hehe.. Thanks much DM.

You start building something at this size one brick at a time. Really, just pick a starting point and go. For me, it was the heads, where most of the personaility is. I started with the outline of the jaws where the teeth would sit, and built up from there. It really wasn't too hard.

After about a year of mental planning and part saving, it took me two weeks of building to get the black dragon finished. After I had the 'template' dragon finished, the other three took one week each of building.

Formeathan 2.0, though, took another year of mental planning and part saving, and 2 months to finish.

Barbapple wrote:All these Dragons are lookin' great! I have one question....
Anthony, how do you attach the wings to your dragons?


Both the old black and red dragons, and the new red dragon all use the same thing. two technic pins and 4 technic bricks. That's it. Formeathan is a bit more involved because of the gearing and the lifting arms involved, but basically its the same design as the other two.

The first two used a technic pin car axle (instead of technic bricks and seperate technic pins, but the same thing really) inside the wing base:

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Then two technic bricks are place on either side and those are trapped inside the body of the dragon so they don't pop off.

That's it.

Other additions are the 1x4 plate hinges that allow the wing to move back and forth, which are sandwiched to the axle.

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