here be dragons

ninjago four-headed dragon
It had been a while since I drew in my son’s toys-and-other-things book, so I decided to get back to it with more Lego. This is his four-headed Ninjago dragon, part of a big Lego set he got for Christmas. Really big and a little unwieldy to actually play with (all the other Ninjago stuff is semi-permanently all over the floor, it’s a boy’s favourite) but was immense fun to build (I did all the hard work). The wing span is impressive when flying but I needed to fit it all on the page so it is in standing mode. Imagine having four heads. Well I suppose we all have foreheads. Some people (my dad for example) pronounce forehead as “forrid”, whereas I pronounce it like fore-head, which may lead to fork handles style confusion. So, the four-headed dragon from the Ninjago series. I have drawn erroneously with the golden ninja as the rider, but it should in fact be ridden by the green ninja, though they are in fact the same person a.k.a. Lloyd Garmadon, son of Lord Garmadon who used to be the main bad guy (having in his youth been bitten by the Great Devourer, a giant snake creature who lives underground until he was resurrected by snake people and who devoured the ninja’s flying pirate ship, until being defeated by Lord Garmadon himself after a battle with the Ninja and the four-headed dragon) oh and who also had four arms (not fore-arms) so that he could use the four golden weapons, resurrect an ancient being called the Overlord to destroy and rebuild Ninjago City in his image, until that went awry and Lloyd became the Golden Ninja to defeat the Overlord (though he would later return first as a computer virus and then as head of an army of cyborg ninjas before turning himself into a giant spider) and turn his father back to the good side where he became Sensei Garmadon and went back to having two arms and no longer wearing a bone in his hat. Oh and the dragon’s four heads represent the four elements of earth, fire, um, lightning and, er, ice.

Lego is waaaay more complicated than it was in my day.

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8 thoughts on “here be dragons

  1. Kenny says:

    That thing is crazy I had look it up to see what it looked like for real. Back in my day lego was divided and we had Technics for the more advanced creations, but it looks like lego is just lego now lol :D

    • pete scully says:

      They still have the Technics actually, but regular Lego sets are pretty much as complicated these days. Lately I have wanted to start building my own complicated creations from scratch but I think I will end up being that guy from the Lego movie, the dad in the basement with the city nobody can touch.

  2. Laura (PA Pict) says:

    Great drawing! My two middle sons are lego nuts and have an extensive collection of Ninjago (though no dragons yet) so I quite agree with you that the plot is extremely complex. However, one of the moments when my kids were most proud of me was when I guessed the identity of the not-yet-released green ninja.

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