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LEGO How to Train Your Dragon & more!

by admin on March 25, 2019

in Featured Creations

We have talked about the popular custom LEGO instructions by Build Better Bricks, including the awesome Iron Giant, an upgraded version of the Guardians of the Galaxy Milano spaceship, a cute brick-built baby Groot, various Star Wars, Super Heroes, and Ninjago characters, character busts, beautifully designed Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean and other creations. You can get an introduction to the custom LEGO instructions by Build Better Bricks here, and today, I wanted to show you some of their newest items. 🙂

First, take a look at this adorable brick-built Nightfury Toothless as seen in the How To Train Your Dragon films! I was just looking at the How to Train Your Dragon sets by Playmobil, and was thinking how awesome it would be if LEGO released some building sets related to the movies. Although there is no indication that this will happen, at least we can build our own Toothless, thanks to the talented designers at Build Better Bricks. This model requires 232 pieces (estimated cost is ~$30 if you don’t have any of the pieces and have to shop for them on BrickLink). The dimensions are 13″ long x 15″ wide x 4.5″ high. The instructions are $7, and include a 38-page PDF instruction, printable parts-list, and XML file (so you can easily import parts-list into BrickLink). You can get them at the Build Better Bricks shop: INSTRUCTIONS FOR TOOTHLESS

Another great model is the large, highly detailed brick-built version of Pharah from Overwatch. Pharah is fully articulated with over 19 points of articulation. The model can stand on its own, but you can also build the stand to go with the model. The stand can offer additional support when Pharah is standing, or it can be used to hold her in the air for her transformation into her ultimate mode. Pharah’s wings and shoulder rockets can open up. Her legs include more rocket pods that can be opened with a button. The stand also has a place to store her gun when she is in her ultimate mode. The rocket gun even includes a shooing mechanism! This is a large model with 1,385 pieces (estimated cost is ~$110 – $150 if you shop for the parts on BrickLink). Dimensions with stand are 18″ tall x 8.5″ wide x 10″ deep, and without stand are 13″ tall x 8.5″ wide x 6″ deep. The instructions are $12, and include a full 213-page PDF instruction, printable parts-list, and Stud.io file (to import parts-list into BrickLink). You can get them at the Build Better Bricks shop: INSTRUCTIONS FOR PHARAH

If you are a fan of Nintendo games, you can build this cute LEGO Nintendo Koopa figure with 226 pieces (estimated cost of parts is ~$15 – $18). The dimensions are 5.5″ high x 3″ high x 4″ deep. The instructions are $7, and include a full 48-page PDF instruction, printable parts-list, and Stud-io file (to import parts-list into BrickLink). You can get them at the Build Better Bricks shop: INSTRUCTIONS FOR KOOPA

Build Better Bricks carries instructions for many other adorable Nintendo characters. Some of the most recently released smaller models are Kirby, Goomba, and Bom-Omb. Prices are $3-$4 each, you can get them at the Build Better Bricks website.

There are also a couple of new brick-built busts, including the Dark Knight and The Joker duo-pack ($10) and Albus Dumbledore from the Harry Potter franchise ($7). Again, instructions, parts-lists, and shopping list to upload to BrickLink are included in the price. And, of course, you can also take a look at the older models if you haven’t done so already.

What do you think? Have you built any of the models by the talented designers at Build Better Bricks? Which ones? And how do you like them? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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brickmaster March 25, 2019 at 1:26 PM

These are good! What is the stability like?

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admin March 26, 2019 at 4:42 PM

Tyler’s models are reliable in general, but you can also read reviews on each of the models right on their page. They are quite helpful to get an idea what the building experience and final model is like. 🙂

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The Other Mark March 25, 2019 at 2:14 PM

Is this the Tyler who used to have instructions on the Brickshow? I wanted to build several of his mocs, but then the channel was taken down

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admin March 26, 2019 at 4:47 PM

Yep, that’s him! And yeah, I’m also sad that the Brick Show channel is gone, but they have another channel now, although not nearly as big and they don’t post very often: https://www.youtube.com/user/BrickShowRAW/

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JasonK March 25, 2019 at 2:46 PM

Toothless and baby Groot are SO CUTE!!!!!! 😀

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sammy March 25, 2019 at 8:51 PM

Very cool. Is there a way to see the parts list before buying the instructions? I would like to see how many extra parts I need to purchase

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admin March 26, 2019 at 4:48 PM

Hm… I don’t think so.

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