Toothless (Night Fury) LEGO® Building Instructions, Inspired by How to Train Your Dragon

How to Train Your Dragon 2 came out on Netflix this month, which inspired a new round of dragon mania in my house!

This LEGO® Toothless was an especially fun project because almost every member of our family had a part in building it. Toothless is definitely a challenging character to build! Dad was the one who finally came up with a good shape for the head, Aidan gave him posable wings, and Gresham created the posable tail. I built the body and legs. So it was truly a family effort!

How to Build a LEGO Toothless - Inspired by How to Train Your Dragon

The hair that we used for Hiccup was from a young Han Solo character that came with a LEGO Star Wars movie. We think that you can also find similar hair on some of the Lord of the Rings mini figures.

How to Build a LEGO Toothless - Inspired by How to Train Your Dragon

The eyes were the hardest part. It would have been fun to make eyes with black pupils, but we just could not figure out how to do it with the pieces we own! We also wanted to add a tongue, but couldn’t figure that out either.

Toothless can turn his head, move his tail, and move his wings two ways.

How to Build a LEGO Toothless - Inspired by How to Train Your Dragon

How to Build a LEGO Toothless - Inspired by How to Train Your Dragon

Ready to build one? Here’s how we made our Toothless.

Build the Head

Step 1:

LEGO Toothless

Step 2: Add a 2 x 3 flat brick and two 1 stud flat bricks. The only reason that we used a round one on one side was because we couldn’t find another square one! Square would be better. The slanted brick goes on the front two studs.

LEGO Toothless

Step 3: Add two 2 x 1 bricks.

LEGO Toothless

Step 4: Add two round green bricks and a flat 2 x 1 black brick between them.

LEGO Toothless

Step 5: Find these two bricks.

LEGO Toothless

Step 6: Add a 4 x 1 flat brick.

LEGO Toothless

Step 7: Build the top of the head. This is a new section! Start with two flat bricks the same shape as the ones in step 1.

LEGO Toothless

Step 8: This is what the back looks like for the top of the head.

LEGO Toothless

Step 9: Assemble the three parts of the head. I have included a couple of views.

LEGO Toothless

LEGO Toothless

Step 10: Add pieces like this to fill in the head.

LEGO Toothless Step 11: Add a slanted brick to give the bottom side of the head more shape and two 2 x 1 flat bricks for stability.

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Step 12: Add the horns/ears/whatever they are.

LEGO Toothless

Build the Body

The body is pretty straightforward, so I am not including step-by-step instructions for this.

LEGO Toothless

You can see how the body attaches to the head to allow the head to swivel.

LEGO Toothless

Here’s how we built the tail:

LEGO Toothless

Build the Wings

The wings are made out of two sections.

LEGO Toothless Aidan put a round one stud brick on the wing to keep it from swiveling all the way around. That would look a little weird!

LEGO Toothless

In the picture below, you can see how the black stud keeps the wing from spinning the wrong way.

LEGO Toothless

The completed Toothless can moves his wings two ways, move his tail up and down, and turn his head!

How to Build a LEGO Toothless

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  1. Bridget Apr 2, 2015

    You guys are MASTER BUILDERS!! What a great toothless. He looks great! Happy Easter!!!
    Bridget and Matthew

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  2. Theres Just One Mommy Apr 2, 2015

    That is so awesome! My son is obsessed with dragons, and he loves Toothless. I'm not sure we have enough black Legos in our collection, but we might have to try to build a rainbow colored Toothless tomorrow!

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    1. Samantha Jan 22, 2016

      I bought my son this as a present, I cant wait to see his face tomorrow.

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  3. Alice May 30, 2015

    Thank you so much for this, my 4 year old and I built one today. It's eating Lego fish now :)

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    1. Sarah May 31, 2015

      So fun! I'm glad you were able to make one!

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  4. Vincent Mar 7, 2016

    Thanks a lot for sharing this :) It helped a lot to build an awesome Toothless for my daughter, she is fond of it!

    http://imgur.com/JUSngCI

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  5. Jenifer Jul 13, 2016

    Looks wonderful! Do you have the lego set name for the pieces you've used or a suggestion of where to get them?

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  6. Leon Nov 29, 2016

    I built a rainbow one today. You should create a set.

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  7. dawn Nov 27, 2017

    i'd like to collect the legos for this build and put together a kit for this and hookfang and whatever other "how to train your dragon" characters i can. Do you have a list of the pieces you used?

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