A year back, I did some minis show-and-tell with my students.
This year, I'm teaching that camp again, and the repeat students asked me to bring in my figures again.
I did that yesterday, bringing the best of last year plus some new ones (pictures, possibly, to follow).
One thing I didn't bring to the camp was a dragon.
The only dragon minis I have are pre-painted cheap-o plastics, and a partly-assembled dragon and a partly-painted metal dragon.
Yet one kid immediately complained I didn't bring him - nevermind I have no easy way to transport the figures. I really do need to finish them up, just because.
But yes, even kids who don't know D&D or GURPS know that if you have miniature figures, you must have a dragon.
I have resolved to finish painting my metal dragons for next year's camp.