Over the last four years, the sculptors, painters, engineers and animatroniceers of DreamWorks Animation and Global Creatures (of the awe-inspiring Walking with Dinosaurs) were producing the massive, scaly monsters of the 2010 film about a young viking boy who befriends a surprisingly adorable dragon. And after tours in New Zealand and Australia, we get to see the marvel these minds produced. Imagine the entire floor of the Honda Center transformed into a bygone land of bubbling lava and ancient landscapes, filled with building-high fire-breathing, flying creatures, daring sword fights and Cirque-esque aerialists. Sure, it's for kids, but we want to go, too.
Thu., Jan. 17, 7 p.m.; Fri., Jan. 18, 7 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 19, 11 a.m., 3 & 7 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 20, 1 & 5 p.m., 2013