Build some LEGO® Mini Dragons – instructions below!  We’ve got a couple of fire breathing dragons and then a lizard type dragon. Cute and fierce!   After you finish them, build a whole scene with a dragon lair and knights on a quest to seek the treasure – at the risk of their lives!

LEGO Mini Dragons - Building Instructions

We used a bunch of gray bricks to create a cave for the dragons’ lair.  Be sure to fill your lair with treasure that the dragons are guarding!

LEGO Mini Dragons Building Instructions

Fire Breathing Dragon

The first dragon is a classic fire-breathing dragon.  We followed instructions from Lego.com – this was one of their monthly mini builds at the LEGO® store.  You can find the instructions here:  LEGO Mini Dragon. (You can also find building instructions for any set on Lego.com – it’s very useful!  It helps if you know the set number, but you can also search by key words.)

Our version of the dragon has been modified from the LEGO® one – I changed the wings and tail and added the claws on the feet.  Also, I made the head four studs long instead of 3 because I thought it made the eyes look like they were in a better position.

LEGO Mini Dragons - Building Instructions

Here are a couple photos that will hopefully allow you to see the changes.

LEGO Mini Dragons

LEGO Mini Dragons

Lizard Dragon

This dragon was mostly created by Owen (age 7) with a few modifications by me.  I thought the way he built the legs was very clever!  If you need more joint pieces, I recommend ordering from Brick Link.

LEGO Mini Dragons - Building Instructions

Step 1:  Start the body with a 2 x 4 plate, two 2 x 2 inverted slopes, and a 2 x 2 brick.

LEGO Mini Dragons

Step 2:  Add five 1 x 2 dark gray plates with a ball on the side and a 1 x 2 lime green plate.

LEGO Mini Dragons

Step 3:  Add two more 1 x 2 plates with a ball on the side – these will hold the wings.  Add two more 1 x 2 lime green plates.

LEGO Mini Dragons

Step 4:  Place a 2 x 4 lime green plate on top.  Then add a 1 x 2 plate with a ball and a 1 x 2 lime green tile on top of that. Place a 1 x 2 slope on the other end.  Add two 1 x 2 plates with one stud on top.

LEGO Mini Dragons

Step 5:  Attach the legs.  Each leg is a 2 x 3 wedge plate and a 1 x 2 plate with a socket on the end.

LEGO Mini Dragons

Step 6:  Attach 1 x 1 slopes (30 degree) to the back to be spikes.

LEGO Mini Dragons

Step 7:  Start building the head as shown.  Place a 1 x 2 plate with a socket on the side, a 1 x 2 lime green plate, and four 1 x 1 white round plates on top of a 2 x 4 lime green plate.

LEGO Mini Dragons

Step 8:  Build the eyes.  Attach a light cover with internal bar (the blue thing) to each 1 x 1 white plate with a clip light. Place a 1 x 1 lime green round plate in front of each eye.

LEGO Mini Dragons

Step 9:  Attach the 1 x 4 double curved slope bricks to the head.  Then attach the head to the body.

LEGO Mini Dragons

Step 10:  Gather the bricks shown to build the tail.

LEGO Mini Dragons

Step 11:  Assemble the tail.

LEGO Mini Dragons

Step 12:  Build the wings!  If you don’t have the bricks shown, adapt the design with the pieces you have.

LEGO Mini Dragons

Here’s an underside view of the wings.  Snap the wings onto the remaining gray plates with a ball on the side.

LEGO Mini Dragons

Green Dragon

Gresham designed this one!  The design of the body is similar to the first dragon.  This one breathes fire out of his nose.

LEGO Mini Dragons

Looks like the fire breathing dragon just took out one of the knights!

LEGO Mini Dragons

Have fun building!  And be sure to check out our LEGO® book – it’s full of LEGO® projects to build, and there are two larger and more epic dragons in the book.

The book is called Awesome LEGO Creations with Bricks You Already Have.  Click the title to find it on Amazon.  It’s also available at Barnes & Noble (stores and online) and at Walmart.com.

Awesome LEGO Creations with Bricks You Already Have

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LEGO Mini Dragons Building Instructions

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  1. megan Mar 6, 2017

    My son will really enjoy building these dragons, especially the fire breathing on!

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    1. Lee @ Dragon'sEyeView May 12, 2018

      This is perfect for me Dragon Activities Pinterest board.
      The fire-breathing dragon is adorable! And yes, fill the cave with a hoard of LEGO treasure!

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