How to Build a Little Dragon Out of LEGOs

Written by matt scheer
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Lego are construction toys made of little plastic bricks and supplementary shapes. They can be used to make nearly anything, including a cool little dragon. The toy encourages you to use your imagination. If you want your Lego dragon to have five legs, who's to tell you no? Dragons are a great addition to the castle Lego set. Set them up in dioramas with knights and townspeople around, or make a cute dragon to put on a bookshelf.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • 10 1-by-1 plates
  • 1 1-by-1 stud round brick
  • 6 1-by-3 stud plate
  • 2 1-by-2 stud plate
  • 2 1-by-1 stud holder
  • 2 3-by-8 stud right plate
  • 5 1-by-2 snap see-saws
  • 4 1-by-1 angular brick
  • 1 1-by-4 stud plate
  • 1 1-by-2 stud plate
  • 2 1-by-1 stud glowing round tabs
  • 1 dragon fire

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Stack the 10 1-by-1 plates on top of each other. This is the spine of the little dragon. Adjust each plate so the corners are pointed differently than the corners of the plates below and above it. This creates a spiny and scaled effect. Use whatever colour you wish your dragon to be: red, blue, yellow, black, grey or white.

  2. 2

    Attach the middle stud of a 1-by-3 plate to the bottom of the body. Attach the middle stud of another 1-by-3 plate to the top of the body. The top plate is the shoulders of the dragon; the bottom plate is the pelvis.

  3. 3

    Attach an angular brick to the first stud in the shoulder 1-by-3 plate. Attach another angular brick to the third stud of the 1-by-3 plate. Attach the first stud of another 1-by-3 plate to the first angular brick you placed. Repeat this step. This creates two upper arms coming off of the shoulders. Attach the first stud of another 1-by-3 plate to the third stud of one of the arm 1-by-3 plates. Repeat this for the other arm 1-by-3 plate. This creates complete upper and lower arms for the dragon. Attach a 1-by-1 holder to each plate to create the claws.

  4. 4

    Repeat Step 3 for the pelvis 1-by-3 plate to create the lower legs and claws.

  5. 5

    Attach a 1-by-2 snap see-saw to each upper arm 1-by-3 plate. Attach the 3-by-8 right plate to each see-saw. This creates two wings coming off the arms at whatever angle you position the snap see-saws.

  6. 6

    Attach the first stud of the 1-by-4 plate to the middle stud of the shoulder 1-by-3 plate. Attach the central stud of the jumper plate to the fourth stud of the 1-by-4 plate. Attach the two glowing round tab plates to the bottom of the jumper plate. This creates two glowing eyes for the dragon. Attach a 1-by-1 round brick to the third stud of the 1-by-4 plate. Attach the dragon fire to the bottom of the round brick. This creates a snout with fire.

  7. 7

    Attach the rest of the snap see-saws together. Attach them to the bottom of the middle stud of the pelvis 1-by-3 plate. These create the tail of the dragon. Turn the dragon so the main body is horizontal to your table, or position it in a diorama of other dragons, knights and castles.

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