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Ice Dragon

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Hi!

Welcome to my first LEGO Ideas submission! Below, you can read a little about the model or jump straight to the pictures and decide if this model is worthy of your support.

I know that provided pictures are not of the highest quality, but I couldn't render the model because important parts like eyes and some tailpieces are not yet available in Studio.

About:
This model represents an Ice Dragon. I didn't design it after any specific dragon, but it was mostly inspired by various dragon representation that can be seen in movies, TV shows and computer games. Just a generic ice dragon.

History:
Why did I create it? Since I was a kid, I always dreamed about building a dragon with LEGO pieces. My first take was in 2003 and didn't turn out very well. Definitely didn't look like a dragon, and I scraped the idea. Nine years later, my LEGO collection grown bigger, and I was able to create something that resembles a dragon for the first time. It didn't last long, though, because I had to disassemble it to rebuild other sets. It wasn't until 2015 when I created my next dragon and since then, I made a new one every year. This one, presented here, is the first that I think is good enough to be put on LEGO Ideas.

Build:
The Ice Dragon is mainly built with Bionicle parts and with some Technic pieces. This make it an obvious choice to put it into Bionicle universe, but I think it could fit in other themes as it doesn't look very bio-mechanical.

Since it is very large, I would count it more as a display set than a play set.

I did encounter many problems while building it, most of them were related to dragon weight. It was hard to not make it collapse, while providing some movement of different sections (mainly head and wings). The solution is not perfect, as I used these leg supporting pieces that have been around in Bionicle Titans sets since 2006. They are completely hidden inside the neck and the tail, but visible in the rear legs and in the wings. I did plan to make wings moveable using gears inside the dragon body, but I had to scrap that idea because wings proved to be too heavy when unfolded.

Features:
  • Spine and eyes glow in the dark,
  • Foldable and moveable wings,
  • Openable mouth,
  • Tail can swing left, right or down,
  • Neck can bend down and be moved slightly left or right,
  • Legs and head are also moveable.
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 89 x 58 x 28 cm
  • Dimensions with wings folded (L x W x H): 89 x 42 x 28 cm
  • Color scheme: White, Medium Blue and Black
  • Total parts: 1671

Is it going to be a great set? I have got no idea, but really hope so. Let's see what fans are going to say.