Well this dragon is the product of a competition between myself and a builder know (currently) as Bluestar. It has been a lot of fun to make. I am really glad to finally introduce a green dragon to my line up. Sadly this dragon is NOT from How To Train Your DRAGON (shocking I know), but there is a dragon who very slightly resembles it called a Stickyworm, but even that dragon is only barely described in the books. Well enough with the intro. Here is the dragon.
The scene tells a sort of story. It is a clear demonstration of how the Trapperfang traps its meals. It dwells deep in caves and collects tiny amounts of gold throughout its lifetime. This gold is then piled in a convenient place.
The dragon will then wait for legend and lore to spread of the hidden treasure. It will let smaller individuals actually even take small amounts. This then leads to great commotion in surrounding villages. Before long big, burley, succulent, wonderful warriors start looking for the treasure.
When they find it, it is far to late to escape.
The dragon has two forms of eating. It will first cover its victim in sticky web. Once they are immobilized, the dragon will either swallow them whole, or drain the vital fluids from their bodies. The dragon is a sort of mix between the nastiest parts of snakes and spiders.
The web is not only sticky, it is toxic. Like the venom in the dragon's fangs, the webbing causes severe numbing. Before long the victim collapses from the inability to use his legs. Fortunately for the victim, he is completely numb to what follows afterwards.
Here is a really nice shot of the Toxic Trapperfang's body. The lack legs, but they can fly quite well when they leave their cavernous homes.
Here is a good picture of the Tapperfang's greatest weapon: Its tail. It is swollen at the end. Contrary to popular belief, the Trapperfang does not have a stinger at the end of its tail. The point is used tho guide the web that is ejected from spinnerets. It can sling this web around with deadly accuracy. It is a sticky whip of death. One flick results in gradual numbing of both body and mind.
And here is the end result of this one viking's foolish greed. He has swallowed the bait, and now the Toxic Trapperfang has reeled him in.
His greedy thoughts have all transformed into absolute terror. The creature eyes him with hideous pleasure with its huge lidless eyes.
Here are some pictures of the scene with no viking and no dragon. You can clearly see the venomous webbing hanging from the wall. Also, I want to add some extra images of the treasure. Was that worth it?
Now for just the dragon. I really liked the arched back design. This creature was built mostly from a big green vehicle, ironically. I learned once agin how great lego was. I took a car and some space ships, and got a dragon. The rest of the shots will just be some detail shots. I will show the wings, back and head. The head has two spider-like fangs that stick out even when the mouth of the dragon is open. It also has a forked tongue.
I really like the standing position. I was really surprised to see the model able to do this. It makes for a great desk decoration. When the dragons do come into a conflict, they will often stand like this so as to be out of harms reach. The have hard exoskeleton armor (Another nasty spidery bit).
Well thanks for viewing. Good luck Bluestar. I am certain your creation will be amazing. Judges, I certainly hope you have liked this dragon. I know he is a bit bizarre, but I sort of like working out of the box. Please rate and comment. Thanks again!
Quoting Ron Wood
could we mabe trade some stuff!? plus do u still go on mocpages plz reply
I don't usually trade legos. If it is the Trapperfang you are interested in I am sad to say that it has been broken. You can use the ninjago snake vehicles along with the star wars tri fighter and bounty hunter gunship to make this set (mostly). What were you interested in trading? I certainly am still on mocpages, but I have been busy, so I have not made many legos of late. Thanks for liking it.
I love the way you used hinges to put the back and wings together. It makes for a very posable MOC. The mouth design is particularly cool.
I like the rocky look and the minifigs. I just think there could be more detail in the surrounding environment.
Excellently put together.
Personal Opinion: 5/5
I like this MOC quite a bit. The various ways you can display it provide excellent versatility. The overall design as a serpent dragon worked very well. I have to say, I think you won this contest, but by a small margin.
Good work on the dragon, I will say. Although you should work a little on more organic shapes (minifig arms are the most organic pieces in LEGO, I hope that helps), there is some resemblance to a certain dragon-ish thing from World of Warcraft, which makes me kind of nostalgic. Good job!
Thank you for summing that up. (quoting Hiccup). Seriously though, I would like to thank all of you for your support, advice, and ratings. So far I have gotten a total of 40 points from two of the four judges. In the end we could both get as much as 100 points if we made perfect scores. I hope Bluestar posts soon. I am looking forward to seeing what he comes up with!
Great work JD - those shots where Trapperfang is reeling in the trapped viking really capture the imagination. Just a suggestion about the base for the diorama - what you've got is fine, but I think you should have picked a smaller baseplate (or built a base plate out of plates) so that you didn't have so much unused space. Apart from that I think the dio looks good. Good luck - now I'm waiting to see what Bluestar comes up with!
This is sweet!!! rate: creativity: 9/10. I love the entire thing! I am blown away with the total bizzareness of the dragon! the only thing that could have been better is the color. i think green is a little original. Diorama: 5/5. I love the cave, the acid leaking down, and the treasure and viking! love it! neatness: 3/5. I really like it, but i think maybe the backround could have been a little better, though I love everthing. personal opinion: 5/5. I love the eyes on that thing! it gives me the creeps! the tail web was a nice touch!
Nice entry! Bluestar will have to work if he wants to beat you! As bluestar said, the color scheme works out nicely. The wings are solid and can fold up nicly, and that is an area where most dragon builders have trouble. The mouth is cool how it opens too. COOL!
Diorama 2/5 (Because a diorama in my opinion is a bit longer ! )
Neatness 4/5 (It's a cool idear for a Toxic Dragon with the tooth of a spider ! :) )
Judge's Personal opinion 4/5
Overall a good MOC but i think your habitat is a bit weak . Try to focuse on that more in the future ! -Deus
Wow! It looks great. Black,lime and dark green is a really good color scheme! Though, it can lose some grey parts but still, it's awesome. I'm sure this deserves to win just as much as my dragon. Good luck!