If you are a big fan of Ninjago and have seen the latest cartoons, then you already know how cool the overlord dragon is. Though some speculate lego will not be releasing an overlord dragon set, I think they will in 2013 as a grand finale to this seasons cartoon series. However, My son really wanted an overlord dragon so I designed my own. It features a movable tail and wings that flex when the head is moved. The head was airbrushed using SEM auto paints. The purple spikes and violet angled connectors were pretty pricey on bricklink.
In all it was a fun project, and my son loves it.
Here is a short youtube video showing how the wings work.
I actually remade the model in ldd which required taking the original apart in sections. the LDD model demonstrated that technically the tail hal cannot connect to the torso half because there is a half space difference between the two sections. in real life the legos flex a bit and the half space difference went completely unnoticed when I was designing the dragon
I have placed a lego Digital Design file of the model just above this comment. You should be able to open the file using Lego Digital Designer and then select instruction mode to generate a set of instructions. Hope you and your son have fun
my son has been bugging me to paint a purple sphere. Time to bricklink!
as for the whiskers, I left them out on purpose. I did not really care for that element of the design. So not a perfect copy of lego's design, but hey that is the joy of a moc
The best (and only) Overlord Dragon I´ve seen. I would try adding some parts to give him the little `whiskers` he had in the show. Also, LEGO is now making purple zamors (those little spheres the dragons fire) in the Galaxy Squad series.
Great MOC, anyway!