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Dragons

Making the Dragon Twist

Making the Dragon Twist

Mt Phillip Metal Works shows off an amazing method for turning a bar of metal into an intricate and sculptural decoration inspired by the scaly tail of a dragon. The technique was inspired by the work of fellow metalsmith Matt Harris.

Threezero Drogon Statue

Threezero Drogon Statue
$1499  Buy Comment

HBO and Threezero present a collectible only for the richest toy collectors and Game of Thrones fans. The sixth scale Drogon statue is made of polyresin, measures nearly 18″ tall, 23″ wide and over 34″ long, with insanely detailed sculpting and painting.

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One Stroke Dragon

One Stroke Dragon

Artist Keisuke Teshima demonstrates his technique for painting beautiful and dramatic images of dragons using sumi-e brushes. What really makes them special is how he uses a large brush loaded with multiple shades to create their bodies with a single stroke.

Dragon Foot Waste Basket

Dragon Foot Waste Basket
$649  Buy Comment

Hide your trash with Regal Robot’s highly detailed dinosaur or dragon foot waste basket. You can also customize its size so you can use it as a planter or any other type of receptacle. You can also customize its color and style.

How to Really Train Your Dragon

How to Really Train Your Dragon

PyroGirl turns into the Mother of Dragons with this awesome mod. You see, she took a toy figure of Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon, and added a tiny flamethrower to it. Now the little guy can actually breathe fire, laying waste to everything standing in its way.

Hatching Dragon Candle

Hatching Dragon Candle
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Whether you’re the Breaker of Chains, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, or simply The Unburnt, you can now add Mother (or Father) of Dragons to your title with these golden egg-shaped candles, each of which reveals a ceramic baby dragon as it melts.

Fire-Breathing Dragon Mapping

Fire-Breathing Dragon Mapping

Amazing footage from Sueños de Agua, an epic projection mapping performance put on last year in Seville, Spain. Of particular note is how the dragons breathe real fire, thanks to synchronization with the pyrotechnics. Skip to 8:00 if you can’t watch the whole show.

Scalebound (Gameplay)

Scalebound (Gameplay)
$60  Buy Link Comment

IGN’s look at pre-alpha gameplay footage of Scalebound, an upcoming Xbox One hack-and-slash fighter first teased at E3 2014, in which players must team up with a giant dragon companion to help defeat fierce enemies.

John Hardy Black Sterling Jewelry

John Hardy Black Sterling Jewelry
$395-$595  Buy Comment

Cast in sterling silver with a matte black oxidized finish, the skull cufflinks and pendant feature black sapphire eyes. We also love the dragon and the lion head rings. The abstract square ring is stunning, and don’t miss the horse head pendant.

La Machine: Long Ma

La Machine: Long Ma

La Machine’s Long Ma is a 50′ tall dragon horse puppet that expels fire and steam. The French puppeteers recently put on a show in Beijing featuring Long Ma and their other famous puppet, the giant spider La Princesse.

Air New Zealand Smaug Reveal

Air New Zealand Smaug Reveal

Sick of snakes on a plane? How about Smaug on a plane? The greedy, strong and wicked dragon’s full form in the upcoming The Hobbit movie was recently unveiled by Air New Zealand, plastered on a Boeing 777-300. More here and here.

A Painful Pot

A Painful Pot

Hong Kong-based sculptor Johnson Tsang loves to push the limits of ceramic art. One of his latest pieces is A Painful Pot, an incredible vase being constricted by a dragon. You can see work in progress shots on his website.

World’s Largest Walking Robot

World’s Largest Walking Robot

Zollner Elektronik’s record-breaking 11-ton robotic dragon was built for a play in Germany. It can walk on its own, is over 51 feet long and has a 40 foot wingspan. Oh, did we happen to mention it breathes fire and squirts stage blood?

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Turbine Dragon

Turbine Dragon

Inspired by How to Train Your Dragon, R/C builder Richard Hamel built a jet-powered craft that looks like a dragon. If that’s weren’t awesome enough, it breathes fire. We want to see it fly, though.

Dragon Head Beer Mug

Dragon Head Beer Mug
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Created by potters Jason and Jane Chischilly, these awesome mugs are based on the drinking vessels called “rhytons”, common in ancient Persia. We can think of no better way to drink a flagon of mead.

Benzinger YotD Watches

Benzinger YotD Watches
~$40k-$83K  Buy Comment

The Chinese New Year is upon us, so what better way to celebrate the Year of the Dragon than with these intricately handcrafted German watches, each created in a limited edition of just 8 pieces.

Skyrim x Macho Man

Skyrim x Macho Man

Randy “Macho Man” Savage may have passed away last year, but his legend lives on as he channels the dragon from the opening of Skyrim in this rather amusing mod. Yeeeah! (Thanks Casey!)

Chuck Taylor Year of the Dragon

Chuck Taylor Year of the Dragon

2012 is the YotD, so you need some new kicks to celebrate this noble beast. These Chucks have an intricate dragon print, black laces and a bold red All Star logo. Coming to Converse stores “any day.”

Bearded Dragon Game Skills

Bearded Dragon Game Skills

Come on, it’s fun and only a minute long: check out this Bearded Dragon playing Ant Crusher; she, like all of us finely skilled gamers at TA, is definitely not happy when she loses. (Thanks Aric!)

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
$60  Buy Link Comment

This teaser for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim doesn’t give us much, but we know it takes place soon after the events of Oblivion in Skyrim, one of the provinces on the continent of Tamriel. (Thanks Anton!)

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Cat vs. Dragon

Cat vs. Dragon

We’ve seen cats take on alligators, but it turns out cats hate dragons just as much – especially this one in World of Warcraft. Apparently, it’s a popular pastime. Try it with your cat and report back.

2012 Ford Cobra Jet

2012 Ford Cobra Jet

Ford has updated their 2012 drag-racer Cobra Jet with a supercharged 5.4L V8, modified suspension, low-drag racing brakes, new black anodized wheels and a stickier set of Goodyear racing slicks.

Fire Breathing Street Art

Fire Breathing Street Art

Dragon or dinosaur? No matter: we’re enjoying what the talent from .wav has created on this visitor platform for the “Hafencity” in Hamburg; they’d probably get arrested trying to do it here.

Homebrew Fire-Breathing Dragon

Homebrew Fire-Breathing Dragon

Created by Tony DeRose and his two sons for the upcoming Maker Faire, Saphira is an 8-foot tall metal, mechanical, fire-breathing beast. Now, that’s some dragon breath. (Jump to 2:50 for fire!)

Queen of the Black Marsh

Queen of the Black Marsh
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This Queen of the Black Marsh trailer for Dragon Age: Origins: Awakenings may be short, but it fills us in on the tesla-fied dragon; it ain’t no Disney Electrical Parade, that’s for sure.

Trailer 2: Train Your Dragon

Trailer 2: Train Your Dragon

The family-friendly narrator in this second trailer for DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon makes clear its target audience, but call us a kid at heart: kitteh wants teh dragons!

Trailer: Train Your Dragon

Trailer: Train Your Dragon

In theaters 3/26/10, Dreamworks’ How to Train Your Dragon is every child (and child at heart’s) dream come true: it features Vikings, misunderstood lizards, and all-you-can-eat sheep.

Ashes Trailer: Dragon Age

Ashes Trailer: Dragon Age
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This Sacred Ashes trailer for Dragon Age: Origins may be cinematic, but we enjoyed the tag-team, LOTR-style combat and face time with a dragon; note to self: do NOT piss off the ladies.

Music: Dragon Age

Music: Dragon Age
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Although most of Dragon Age: Origin’s previous trailers have used heavy metal, this Music featurette gives us a peek at a far more epic, sweeping score a-la Lord of the Rings.

Puff The Robot Dragon

Puff The Robot Dragon

The union of a dragon cutout and an Arduino tracked platform, Puff is designed put out fires with puffs of air; he even has a panic mode that makes him flee after too many failed attempts.

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