A 2' long, 18"+ tall Bionicle dragon that weighs over 10 pounds. Kopaka was granted his life and the ability to ride this beast!
About this creation
Draco Nui - First Form
Legendary Bionicle Ice Dragon
This is my pride and joy this far in my Lego building career. Over a hundred hours of trying to get it to look just right, and plenty of time to get the money to invest in this beast. I finished building this just when I was entering college in 2003, so forgive the shaky photos, as I was in a hurry to get all the pictures before I left.
This was the titan of ice, snow, and the mountains for all Tohunga. The dragon can summon a blizzard at the blink of an eye. It's a mystery how Kopaka came to ride the beast, as it is far more powerful than any Toa. The inhabitants of Mata Nui refer to it as "Patiri Nui" or Giant Thunder.
Some facts on the model: it weigh's over 10 pounds, is over 2 feet in length and stands over 18" tall. It has two forms--standing and on all fours. It is transformable between the two and Kopaka can ride in either one. Form 2 shows the transformation process and how Draco Nui looks on all fours. Let me know what you think!!
Close up of the dragon head. His mouth opens sideways, and believe me, I tried so many different ways to make it look right and open top to bottom. I just could not get it to look right!
An angled view from the front at Kopaka on his seat on the beast's back.
A close up of the wing. The wing's can expand to be larger if this creature were to actually fly. They are still a bit small, but it was difficult to design an expandable wing that was strong but large.
A view of the chest.
A close-up of the foot and the three large claws on it.
Back view of the head and neck.
Upper back view.
Angled view of the upper back. This thing is covered in armor. Good luck finding a weak point before you get destroyed!