Dragon CGI

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Watch as the colossal dragon that broke the banks of Caerphilly Castle in March this year, comes to life through astonishing CGI animation...

Reminiscent of epic scenes from Game of Thrones and The Hobbit, the 30 second animation shows the dragon on the move across Wales — complete with its gleaming black and red scales, gigantic wings and the sound of its terrifying roar.

It took a team of 11 students from the University of South Wales's Computer Animation course three months to create the amazing footage which was made through 3D programming technology. The students designed and completed the dragon's entire body entire body (even its skeleton!) before setting it against the backdrop of four iconic Welsh castles.

All part of our #HistoricAdventures campaign, the video marks the start of the dragon's summer tour of Welsh castles. The beast will make appearances at castles all over Wales, with leg one of the tour taking the Dragon to Flint CastleCaerphilly Castle and Chepstow Castle.  The second leg of the tour shall be announced very soon — so watch this space!

Want to meet the dragon in the flesh? Click here to see its tour dates.