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if you have tips please tell them i cant give my tips be caws i am not that good at dragons but that may be caws i don`t have that mini dragon parts
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| July 18, 2009, 8:03 pm
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Quoting zack the lego maniac
if you have tips please tell them i cant give my tips be caws i am not that good at dragons but that may be caws i don`t have that mini dragon parts

well I'm not the best either, but i can tell you that if possible, you should use the claws, and wings, and body parts made by the lego company( the old vikings, as well as bionicles).

By the way this group also makes reptilian Stuff and they don't have to be bionicle.

Also, try to fix your spelling and grammar.
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| July 18, 2009, 8:12 pm
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Building great bionicle dragons are probably the more challenging aspect of bionicle mocing. This is because dragons usually have more parts than the ordinary toa. In my case, I make dragons from a minimum of 120 parts to as high as a thousand plus parts as compared to toa of around 30 to 70 parts and titans from 40 to 120 parts.

The good thing about using more parts though is that is gives you more creative leeway in the build. More parts means more details and a bigger creation.

Color coordination is just as important in building a dragon. Its always best to use a maximum of three colors(inclusive of black/gray parts). This will give your dragon a more refined look as compared to using many colors. Most of my dragons can easily be identified of what color race.(green, white/blue, red, black).

The head of the dragon is the most important part of the build. The head determines the kind of body it should have and not the other way around. I build my dragon head first and this always take me around 30 to 40 percent of the build time because I make so many revisions befor I am satisfied. The eyes of the dragon are equally important to me as its fangs as this mean either a dorky, scary or fierce dragon.

I will continue my dragon building tips again... If you have any comments and questions, please feel free to add comment on this conversation.
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| July 26, 2009, 10:22 pm
it there a way to build a head out on normal parts.
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| August 10, 2009, 4:17 pm
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Quoting zack the lego maniac
it there a way to build a head out on normal parts.

When you say normal parts, I assume you mean that you would like to use just bionicle parts and not from a dragon lego series.

If so, my reply would be absolutely why not.

What you do is just break the dragon head into parts e.g. neck, eyes, jaw, teeth, mane, horns, tongue, ears, etc.

Go look at your available pieces and see if these parts can be made into the parts of the dragon head. Try to visualize it in your head.

Your only problem now is how to connect the various pieces together.

This is where you would need various kinds of connectors, e.g. t-connectors, ball connectors, angle connectors, etc.

When making a head, use only one or just two similar color only. e.g. green and lime green; silver a dark grey; etc.

The color of the eyes of the dragon should be as contrast as possible, e.g. a black head with a neon orange eyes is great
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| August 10, 2009, 9:16 pm
When your building a dragon, use lots of hinge elements, try not to use just square blocks as legs.
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| February 5, 2011, 7:36 pm
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