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Which dragon to terrify town-folk?

HugeYellowBrickHugeYellowBrick At my PCMember Posts: 482
I want to perch a dragon on top of the Town Hall, to terrify the inhabitants of my modular town. I don't want to buy and build them all, so wondered if anyone else had ideas on the best one to use. I think it may turn out to be a compromise between sheer size and balance-ability.
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  • mr.pigglesmr.piggles Snow FortMember Posts: 326
    I went with Smaug for the exact same purpose. Had him sitting around and felt he was destined for something more than sitting on a throne. Now he keeps the modular townsfolk on their toes and gives them something to talk about.

    The Elves dragons are far too kind to terrorize a town. Maybe something cool from Ninjago line? 
    ColoradoBricksgmonkey76klatu003
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,640
    I second Smaug, it is massive. On a smaller scale, the dragon from #70403 is also quite nice.
    gmonkey76
  • mr.pigglesmr.piggles Snow FortMember Posts: 326
    Oh yeah, if you can find Dragon Mountain, that one is very nice too. I love how far dragons have come since my childhood in sets like #6082. (But at the same time, nostalgia makes me really fond of those old clunky green dragons.)
    Bumblepants
  • tallblocktootallblocktoo CanadaMember Posts: 494
    edited July 2016
    There is also the creator dragon. #31032  Maybe a bit to large although I really like the built head on this one. Curious wether anyone might have the recent Elves and Ninjago dragons all built.  I own most but have not built them all and am still waiting for Aug 1 as here the remaining Elves dragons aren't out yet. 
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,712
    Smaug is the hands-down choice.  He's minifigure scale and the most impressive in terms of printing.  And he is quite menacing as well.  

    (But make sure to sneak a Bard in there somewhere...)
    SprinkleOttergmonkey76klatu003
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,732
    Oh yeah, if you can find Dragon Mountain, that one is very nice too. I love how far dragons have come since my childhood in sets like #6082. (But at the same time, nostalgia makes me really fond of those old clunky green dragons.)
    I reckon I'd have to plump for the old-style one if it was me, but I suppose their heraldic quality might make it look as if it's meant to be a statue. With the newer, more articulated ones, you can pose it in such a way as to remove all doubt...
    mr.piggles
  • DedgeckoDedgecko Seattle, WAMember Posts: 799
    Green Dragon NRG, or whatever it's called in #70593 is pretty nasty looking!
    ReesesPieces
  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 762
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,259
    I'd go with the creator red creatures one.
  • mr_bennmr_benn United KingdomMember Posts: 832
    I agree that a brick-built one would look a bit nicer (certainly more Lego-y) than one of the large moulded ones (though they still look pretty nice).  Maybe consider some of the available dinosaurs too, they can terrorize a town effectively as well :)
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Cologne/GermanyMember Posts: 1,073
    I guess the question is if you do already have some of the mentioned Dragons already at hand? If not, well Smaug is pretty expensive (70€), so i don´t know if this may help you with your choice? ;)
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 893
    Smaug has to be one, if not, my ultimate favourite dragon. However, if you want something brick-based then I would go for #70736 Attack of the Morro Dragon. Its huge and very menacing, plus its available at a discount now. Certainly most of the Ninjago dragons are a good choice - the fire Dragon from #2507

    My name is msanders and I love Lego dragons......
    LostInTranslationmr.pigglesReesesPieces
  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 1,029
    I've used #31032 to both terrorise a castle defended by Cinderella & Rapunzel & also to threaten to eat a witch (who was saved by a dog, a cat, a bird & a frog)
    catwrangler
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,500
    I have all the Elves dragons but not built them all yet. (bit behind on my reviews but they are coming!) 
    I really want to build a Maleficent dragon! 
  • mr.pigglesmr.piggles Snow FortMember Posts: 326
    #31032 is awesome, and I might need to add it to my collection of Lego dragons that I didn't know I had until this post. 
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 994
    i sold my oldschool dragon some weeks agoe.
    but i really dig the new dragons from castle.

    have a red, dark-red and black one!
  • LegoPegasister2015LegoPegasister2015 Westchester, NYMember Posts: 132
    Dragons are for losers. Use the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man ().
    catwrangler
  • natro220natro220 USAMember Posts: 545
    Dragons are for losers. Use the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man ().

    The only one they have created for Lego isn't very menacing. 
    SumoLegoMegtheCat
  • sonsofscevasonsofsceva 1904 World's FairMember Posts: 537
    Trogdor the Burninator.
    Bumblepantsricecakeflord
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,788
    msanders said:
    Smaug has to be one, if not, my ultimate favourite dragon. However, if you want something brick-based then I would go for #70736 Attack of the Morro Dragon. Its huge and very menacing, plus its available at a discount now. Certainly most of the Ninjago dragons are a good choice - the fire Dragon from #2507

    My name is msanders and I love Lego dragons......
    Ninjago dragons are great and their posability makes it so you can make them look really menacing. However, I feel like last year's Morro Dragon or the 2011 Lightning Dragon are too big to really perch on a modular unless you have other modulars of the same height alongside it, and even some of the smaller ones might be a bit of a trick to balance since they generally don't have anti-studs on their feet.

    My favorite Ninjago dragon is #70734, but its wise old man mustache and angelic white and gold color scheme might make it look too friendly to really terrorize townsfolk. I guess that's up to you though! #70748 is another dragon with a similar size and color scheme but an angrier and slightly more mechanical look what with its metal-plated wings and arms. Since you're already crossing genres by putting a dragon in a town setting, it's up to you whether mechanical-looking details are a deal-breaker.

    On a similar note, I've seen #70725 used on a modular display pretty much exactly as you describe, but its massive size, rigid wings, and limited leg movement might not be suited for all buildings or layouts. #70593 might be the best bet in terms of looking scary, having a somewhat small footprint, and having plenty of posability so its wings work for your display and not against it.

    Castle dragons are smaller and easier to balance than Ninjago dragons (since they have anti-studs on the bottoms of their feet, while Ninjago dragons do not), but of course they're much less posable. A brick-built dragon probably also better suits the visual style of the modular buildings, which are Creator Expert sets after all! I agree with @tallblocktoo that #31032 from the Creator theme could be a good call. I haven't built it myself, but from looking at it and its instructions, it appears to have a lot of the same strengths as the recent Ninjago dragons.
    tallblocktoocatwranglerLyichir
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,641
    I would actually take him over the front runners. 
    SprinkleOttermr.pigglesPumpkin_3CK5SumoLego
  • GeordiePaulGeordiePaul Glastonbury, CT, USAMember Posts: 472
    @Toc13 Is there room on the broom for an AFOL like me?
    Toc13
  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 762
    ^I like how everyone else except for the lady in the pink and maroon car treats the battle as a normal occurrence. That, or she just reclined to watch more comfortably.
    SprinkleOttercatwranglerSumoLegoRecceJern92stlux
  • luckyrussluckyruss UKMember Posts: 871
    I am a fan of the two Viking dragons, from #7017 and #7019, they have a brick built but still "wispy" dragon look.
    77ncaachamps
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,936
    @Recce - looks like Pokemon Go gone mad in your town! ;-)
    pharmjodRecce
  • HugeYellowBrickHugeYellowBrick At my PCMember Posts: 482
    Oh, wow, thanks for all the ideas - there are more Dragons than I thought. I agree that the recent Elves dragons look too friendly.  I already have a T. Rex (and the dragon is a sort-of replacement), and The Hulk lurking in a doorway, so I think I'll try Smaug or the Castle Mountain Dragon If I can pick them up somewhere reasonable. Thanks again.

  • HugeYellowBrickHugeYellowBrick At my PCMember Posts: 482
    Minifig scale pikachu? Tricky
  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 872
  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 872
    All this talk of dragons got thinking my next town scene needs a dragon. I cant come to release smaug from his plastic and cardboard slumber so grabbed a sensi wu dragon cheap in Argos. Unfortunately I suspect it might be going to my nephew for the city/ninjago mash up he is doing for his display.
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,732
    Maybe I'll dig out one of mine to hang out on the roof of the Palace Cinema. I have to sort the box with the rest of my Castle stuff in it next anyway!
    stlux
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    Recce said:
    My dragon is busy fighting against a giant serpent :)


    Which set is that red dragon from?
  • tallblocktootallblocktoo CanadaMember Posts: 494
    @Rainstorm26 its Creator set #6751 Fiery Legend.
    pharmjod
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,712
    Smaug still gets my vote...



    And I definitely wouldn't want to be dressed in a Hot Dog suit!
    SprinkleOttergmonkey76tallblocktooRenegade007cjhLostInTranslationbandit778stluxBricklover18catwrangler
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    SumoLego said:
    Smaug still gets my vote...


    And I definitely wouldn't want to be dressed in a Hot Dog suit!
    I think I'd rather wear a hot dog suit there than at a Brickset forum convention...
    catwrangler
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 884
    Recce said:
    My dragon is busy fighting against a giant serpent :)


    Which set is that red dragon from?
    Set 6751, there's also a green dragon in set 4894. 
  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 762
    SumoLego said:
    Smaug still gets my vote...

    And I definitely wouldn't want to be dressed in a Hot Dog suit!
     Only one person running away, or she could be jogging. Why is everyone in the middle of the street? It's like Smaug is hosting his own "hunger games", and the waiters with vino are screaming "I'm baked and marinated!"

    Baked, cause who else would do such a thing?

    Is the Yeti there for leftovers? 
    stluxcatwrangler
  • sklambsklamb speaker of American EnglishMember Posts: 478
    edited July 2016

    @SumoLego -- I like that your GE seems to specialize in plastic bricks! No wonder Smaug has arrived to plunder it....

    Is Bard lurking on the roof of the HH? Otherwise I can't seem to find him...oh, dear.

  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,712
    I had a pretty limited amount of time to snap the photo.  (Had to help my niece move out of her apartment this weekend, and a case of CMF S16s needed sorting...)

    I couldn't find Bard or my scared Emmet faces.  There is a yetti on the billboard.

    I suppose this depicts the Smaug monologuing before he sets fire to my poor city... so there is only mild confusion at the presence of a smack-talking dragon that sounds like Sherlock Holmes and Khan...

    @Pumpkin_3CK5; @sklamb
    stluxcatwrangler
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,902
    @SumoLego
    I thought the white Yeti was @Legoboy and Smaug was his latest tactic in keeping the prize fund for the charity raffle safe.
    http://bricksetforum.com/discussion/24121/4-days-to-go-charity-fundraiser#latest  

    (I suppose it could be scare tactics as well - "Enter the raffle or the townsfolk suddenly have a heat wave")
    Legoboystlux
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,089
    SumoLego said:
    a smack-talking dragon that sounds like Sherlock Holmes and Khan...
    What?!! A cross between Jeremy Brett and Ricardo Montalban? I can't begin to imagine what that sounds like...

    ;-)
    catwranglerSprinkleOtter
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,732
    SumoLego said:
    Smaug still gets my vote...


    And I definitely wouldn't want to be dressed in a Hot Dog suit!
    I think I'd rather wear a hot dog suit there than at a Brickset forum convention...
    I can think of something worse - just don't turn up to the latter in a pony suit!!
    SprinkleOtterPumpkin_3CK5gmonkey76stlux
  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 872
    SumoLego said:
    Smaug still gets my vote...


    And I definitely wouldn't want to be dressed in a Hot Dog suit!
    I think I'd rather wear a hot dog suit there than at a Brickset forum convention...
    I can think of something worse - just don't turn up to the latter in a pony suit!!
    Like this?


    catwranglergmonkey76Bricklover18stlux
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,452
    ^ I have only ever seen two pony-related images on Brickset, and that is still two too many...
    SprinkleOttermr.pigglestallblocktooBumblepantsstlux
  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 762
    nexander said:
    Like this?


     Doesn't he know black shoes don't go with the rest of his outfit? Smh 
    catwranglerstlux
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,871
    @Pitfall69 just found your Halloween costume this year.
    SprinkleOttergmonkey76tallblocktoocatwranglerGremerstlux
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 994
    however.

    i own dragon01 02 and 04

    dragon01 is dark red from #7093
    dragon02 is black from #7094
    dragon03 is dark green from #7048
    dragon04 is red from #70403

    out of my 3 the black one looks best!  cant say anything bout the dark green one as i ve never seen it in real life!
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