Asian Dragon

It seems like even in Ninjago, most LEGO dragons look like the Western breed. The bat-like wings, the muscular body, the fire-breathing, all Western dragon features.

Eastern or Asian dragons are a bit different. More serpentine, usually not winged (but still capable of flight), moustachioed, bearded and antlered.

I decided to see what I could do to construct an Asian-style dragon.

Asian dragon

Asian dragon

This is the result.

I’ve incorporated a lot of colours – for once deliberately – trying for the sort of rainbow effect that might be expected from a creature associated with both fire and water.  (This was also a necessity because of needing the bricks, but if I’d had unlimited bricks in all colours I still would have made it multicoloured).

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I’d have liked to have used whip pieces for the moustache filaments, but I only have one, and it wasn’t going to work unless I had two. So I used antennas. You Work With What You Have.

Closeup of the head

Closeup of the head

I think I used every single claw piece I possess, in black, white, silver and gold, and I know I used every single clickstop universal joint I have.  I could have done with four more to make it less fragile and difficult to balance. I think it was worth it, though.

Closeup of the tail tip

Closeup of the tail tip

I hope you like him. He was fun to build.

The dragon together with some Ninjago ninjas for scale

The dragon together with some Ninjago ninjas for scale

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