Lego Fire-Breathing Dragon, and More (GeekDad Weekly Rewind)

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Fire Breathing Lego Dragon (photo used with permission of akama1_lego)

I’m a sucker for all things Lego, and I came across a couple of interesting items recently that will be of interest to all you other Lego fans out there.

First up is a fantastic dragon sculpture that breathes actual fire!

This dragon is the handiwork of Flickr user akama1_lego, and many more shots of the dragon and other Lego projects are available at his Flickr page. In regard to the build, akama1_lego had this to say:

Some quick info off the top of my head, it was a 3 day build, using a modified bbq lighter for the flame source. I focused on contrasting an organic curving dragon, against a sharp angled rock face. I decided to tackle fire after already succeeding in combining water and Lego twice before.

And finally, some of my other work is currently on display with Nathan Sawaya’s “Art of the Brick” in Melbourne, Australia till October (Flinders St, Eureka Tower and Shrine of Remembrance).

As well, akama1_lego has a YouTube video up that shows the pyrotechnics in action:

And speaking of Lego and YouTube, here’s a clip from Olsen-banden Overgiver Sig Aldrig (The Olsen Gang Never Surrenders), a 1979 Dutch movie that features a MacGuyver-esque use of Lego to break into a building. The robot used in the movie is delightfully whimsical and worth two and half minutes of your day (or skip to 1:35 if you’re impatient for the Lego part).

[This post, by Roy Wood, was originally published on Wednesday. Please leave any comments you may have on the original.]

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